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Dr. Helen Caldicott

Helen Caldicott

In the last 30 years, Helen Caldicott - a paediatrician from Australia - has dedicated her life to international campaigns against the medical dangers and health effects of the nuclear age. Everyone who has met her cannot easily forget her dynamic and convincing presence. She co-founded and was President of the Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR) in the United States, supported the founding of IPPNW and founded the Women's Action for Nuclear Disarmament (WAND).

Helen Caldicott has received many awards for her work, including 19 honourary doctrates, the Gandhi Prize and she was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize by Nobel Peace Laureate Linus Pauling. Helen Caldicott has written several books, including Nuclear Madness (1979, second edition 1994 W.W. Norton), Missile Envy (1984, Bantam), If You Love This Planet: A Plan To Heal the Earth (1992, W.W. Norton). A film about her life and work, Eight Minutes to Midnight, was nominated for an Academy Award in 1982. Another film, "If You Love This Planet" received an Academy Award for best documentary film. Her latest book, "The New Nuclear Danger" (2002, The New Press) was published in Germany. Caldicott is laureate of the Nuclear-Free Future Award 2011.

Helen Caldicott will speak in English with simultaneous translation into German.

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