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Friday, April 8, 2011

7 to 7:20 pm
Vernissage - Opening of photo exhibition
Certificate no. 000358 by Robert Knoth
Introduction by Antoinette de Jong and Robert Knoth

Chernobyl - Contaminated and Abandoned Land by the citizens' initiative Staufen

8 to 9:40 pm
Public Event in cooperation with Urania
Text and Music (Ger/En/Rus)


Musical introduction Vibratanghissimo „Dédicace“ by Gustavo Beytelmann

Introduction and presentation Angelika Claußen, IPPNW Germany


Bjørn Hilt, Vorstandsvorsitzender IPPNW International
Katsumi Furitsu, IPPNW Japan

 Musical intermezzo Vibratanghissimo "Ciudàd" by Oli Bott

Lea Rosh reads from Svetlana Alexievich "Chernobyl. A Chronicle of the Future"

Testimonials of the accident and its consequences
Dr. Valentina Smolnikova, retired paediatrician from Buda Koshelevo, Oblast Gomel / Belarus
Vladimir Gudov, Liquidator, "Special bataillion 731", Kiev / Ukraine
Svetlana Kabanzova, teacher from Kostukovichy / Belarus

Musical finale Vibrantanghissimo „Toï, pour toi“ by Helmut Abel

Oli Bott, vibraphone - Juan Lucas Aisemberg, viola - Arnulf Ballhorn, contrabass - Tuyêt Pham, piano

Followed by: "Come together" evening in the foyer

CerAmony Cree-Nation, Quebec

Saturday, April 9, 2011

9 am to 9 pm


9  to 10:15 am
Translation German / English

Timebomb Nuclear Energy

The Medical and Political Implications of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle
Helen Caldicott, PSR, IPPNW
Nuclear Phase-Out - Requirements for Peace and Sustainability
Günter Altner, theologian and biologist

Chairperson: Reinhold Thiel, IPPNW


FORA 1 – 4:  10.45 to 11:45 am  
FORA 5 – 8: 
12 am to 1 pm

Forum 1 & 5

10:45 to 11:45 am (part 1) and 12 am to 1 pm (part 2)
Translation English / German / Russian

Health Effects of Chernobyl

A quarter of a century after the nuclear disaster in Chernobyl, its effects are still being suppressed, played down and covered up. The nuclear power lobby and politicians systematically scale down the dangers of low radiation exposure and its risks in their focussed propaganda. This is currently also the case in Fukushima; the operating company is repeatedly denying the consequences of their own measurements.

Alexey Yablokov, President of the Centre of Environmental Policy in Moscow
Ian Fairlie, independent consultant on radiation in the environment, United Kingdom
Hagen Scherb, Helmholtz Institute, Munich
Angelina Nyagu, Physicians of Chernobyl, Kiev
Sebastian Pflugbeil, Society for Radiation Protection

Chairperson: Angelika Claußen, IPPNW

Forum 2
10:45 to 11:45 am
Translation English / German

Uranium Mining – A Global Poison

The health and ecological effects of uranium mining with examples from Canada.

Pakesso Mukash und Matthew Iserhoff, James Bay Cree, Canada
Inge Schmitz-Feuerhake, Society for Radiation Protection

Chairperson: Claus Biegert, Nuclear Free Future Award


Forum 3
10:45 to 11:45 am
Loft A (3rd floor)
in German

Nuclear Installations: Dangers and Risks During Normal Operation

How do we know that nuclear power plants emissions cause childhood cancer, although the state and the nuclear industry say they don’t? What are the most dangerous safety deficits in German nuclear power plants? Can refitting make nuclear power plants safer?

Lothar Hahn, former member of the German Reactor Safety Commission (RSK)
Henrik Paulitz, nuclear energy expert, IPPNW

Chairperson: Jörg Schmid, IPPNW


Forum 4
10:45 to 11:45
in German

Nuclear Power Powers the Bomb

This forum will give answers to questions like:
What do nuclear power and nuclear weapons have in common?
What’s the fuss over uranium enrichment?
And what is the problem with the reprocessing of plutonium?
How can a nuclear weapons’ programme be hidden behind the civilian use of nuclear energy?
What’s going on with the Non-Proliferation Treaty and Article IV?
How can nuclear proliferation be effectively prevented?

Wolfgang Liebert, International Network of Engineers and Scientists Against Proliferation (INESAP)
Jerry Sommer, International Center for Conversion (BICC)
Karin Wurzbacher, Institute for the Environment Munich

Chairperson: Alex Rosen, IPPNW


Forum 6
12 am to 1 pm
Translation English to German

Unsolved: The Problem of Nuclear Waste

Examples of the “disposal” of radioactive waste: Asse, Gorleben (Germany) and Mayak (Russia).

Wolfgang Ehmke
, Citizen's Initiative Lüchow-Dannenberg
Oleg Bodrov, Chairman of Greenworld Russia

Chairperson: Barbara Hövener, IPPNW



Forum 7
12 am to 1 pm
Loft A (3rd floor)
in German

Renewable Energy

How fast can we convert our energy system to 100% decentralised renewable energies? Will the extension of the reactor lifespans endanger the renewable energy act? What strategies are possible to accelerate the energy revolution?

Eva Stegen, Electricity Works Schönau (EWS)

Chairperson: Martin Sonnabend, IPPNW



Forum 8
12 am to 1 pm
Translation: Japanese / German

HIROSHIMA - FUKUSHIMA: Irradiated, Contaminated, Scorned

Hideto Sotobayashi, Hibakusha
Katsumi Furitsu, IPPNW Japan

Chairperson: Xanthe Hall, IPPNW


1 pm to 2:20 pm


2 pm
In front of CDU-Headquarters, Ecke Corneliustr./Klingelhöferstr. / and Kaiser-Wilhelm Memorial Church, Breitscheidplatz

Fall over against Nuclear Power - Rise up for the Energy Revolution!



2:30 pm to 3:45 pm     WORKSHOPS 1-5
4:15 pm to 5:30 pm     WORKSHOPS 6-8

WS 1

Translation English / German

IAEO and WHO’s "Adhesion" Contract

The health effects of the Chernobyl disaster and the role of the IAEO and WHO.

Keith Baverstock, independent expert on radiation and health

Chairperson: Dörte Siedentopf, IPPNW


WS 2
Loft A (3rd floor)
in German

Molecular-Genetic Explanatory Model for Reduced Birthrate after Chernobyl and in the Vicinity of Nuclear Power Plants

Karl Sperling, Charité Berlin
Alfred Körblein, Physicist, Nuremberg

Chairperson: Winfried Eisenberg, IPPNW


WS 3
Translation English / German

Global Call to Action for a Ban on Uranium Mining


Pakesso Mukash und Matthew Iserhoff , James Bay Cree, Canada
Günter Wippel, uranium network
Kerstin Schnatz, for the Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation, Australia
Claus Biegert, Nuclear-Free Future Award


WS 4
Loft C (3rd floor)
in German

The Energetic Imperative

How can the energy revolution be speeded up?

Irm Pontenagel, Eurosolar

Chairperson: Henrik Paulitz, IPPNW


WS 5
in German

Abolition Now!

Lars Pohlmeier, IPPNW
Regina Hagen, German abolition network

Chairperson: Ursula Völker, IPPNW


WS 6
Translation Russian / German

Testimonials from Chernobyl Today

Valentina Smolnikova, retired paediatrician from Buda Koshelevo, Oblast Gomel / Belarus
Vladimir Gudov, Liquidator, "Special bataillion 731", Kiev / Ukraine
Svetlana Kabanzova, teacher from Kostukovichy / Belarus

Chairperson: Georg Tietzen, Initiative "Children of Chernobyl" e.V.


WS 7
Loft B (3rd floor)
in German

Responsibility in Practice

"Responsibility" in the fields of technology and science are often restricted to seminars on ethics and codes of ethics and are too seldom to be found in practical application. We present examples from projects initiated by young engineers, mostly students, who have actively integrated ecological and social criteria into their project planning and implementation. For example: "Blue Engineer", "Engineers without Borders" and "Micro Energy international".

Chairperson: André Baier, Scientists Initiative  Responsibility for Peace and Sustainibility


WS 8
Translation English / German

Uranium Weapons – New Findings and Steps Towards a Ban

Findings on the effects of the use of uranium munition and efforts for an international ban on uranium weapons.

Winfrid Eisenberg, IPPNW
Keith Baverstock, independent expert on radiation and health
Doug Weir, International Coalition to Ban Uranium Weapons (ICBUW)

Chairperson: Jens-Peter Steffen, IPPNW


WS 9
Loft C (3rd floor)
in German

From Urania to the Classroom – How Can We Educate People About the Risks of Nuclear Energy?

This workshop discusses possibilities for reaching a larger audience on the risks of nuclear power.

Visits to schools, talks for colleagues, networks of existing information portals, reader's comments in newspapers and further ideas will be examined regarding their efficacy and realisability. The aim is to create easily accessible info material (flyers, powerpoint presentations, etc.) and a catalogue of publicly effective measures which can be put to use locally.

Chairperson: Alex Rosen, IPPNW


WS 10
Loft A (3rd floor)
(in English)

Beyond Nuclear

Strategies for international campaining against the use of nuclear energy, both military and civilian.

Helen Caldicott
, PSR, IPPNW, Beyond Nuclear
Xanthe Hall, IPPNW
Alexander Yemelyanenkov, journalist, independant Russian nuclear expert, Moscow

Linda Gunter, Beyond Nuclear, USA


WS 11
English to German (consecutive)

Contaminated Land – The Nuclear Plant Majak

Oleg Bodrov, Greenworld Russia, St. Petersburg
Nadezhda Kutepova, Planet Hopes, Ozersk, Chelyabinsk Region, Russia


5:45 pm to 6:30 pm
Translation German / English 

Abandon Nuclear Energy Now!

Jochen Stay, ausgestrahlt
Lars Pohlmeier, ICAN / IPPNW
Dave Sweeney, Stopp Jabaluka (Video Message)

Chairperson: Reinhold Thiel, IPPNW


Presentation of activities
6:45 pm

Presentation of projects and campaigns on the abandonment of nuclear technology in the foyer.


8 pm
Translation German to English

Why Everything is at Stake
Global Crisis as a Chance for the Future

Hans-Peter Dürr, Global Challenges Network

Sunday, April 10, 2011


9 to 10 am (WS 12 & 13)



WS 12
Loft A (3rd floor)
in German

Supporting ERENE (European Community for Renewable Energy) – Abolishing EURATOM (European Atomic Energy Community)


Heinz Stockinger, Salzburger against Nuclear Dangers (PLAGE)
Lutz Mez, Otto-Suhr-Institute for political science, FU Berlin



WS 13

in German

Demands Due to Changes in the Ratio of Male to Female Birthrates Based on the Example of Gorleben

Hagen Scherb, Helmholtz Centre, Munich, German Research Centre for Health and Environment
Ralf Kusmierz, electro engineer, Bremen



WS 14
Loft B

Iodine and Disaster Protection in the Event of a Nuclear Accident

The following (and further) questions will be discussed:

  • How does potassium iodide work?
  • When do I have to take potassium iodide?
  • How do I get the timing right?
  • Do I have to take potassium iodide because of Fukushima?
  • Why are regular iodine and thyroid hormone tablets insufficient?
  • What if I don't take potassium iodide in the event of an emergency?
  • How do I get potassium iodide tablets?
  • Why is it better to already have them at home?
  • What is the correct dosage for me as an adult?
  • What is the correct dosage for my children and grandchildren?
  • How often and for how long do I take them?
  • Am I among the group of people that should not take potassium iodide?
  • What if I have a bad reaction to the the potassium iodide tablets?
  • What if I am already older than 45?
  • Do I need the tablets if the nearest nuclear power plant is over 30km away?
  • Does potassium iodide protect me from all radiation dangers?

 Reinhold Thiel, IPPNW


Film screening

in German

On a Saturday (V Subbotu)
Director: Alexander Mindadze, Russia, 99 min.


11 am to 2 pm

Translation English/German (consecutive)


Since 1998, Nuclear-Free Future Award honours people from all over the world who, as individuals or in groups, have undertaken exemplary work for a future without nuclear weapons and nuclear power. The prizewinners, in the categories Resistance, Education and Solutions, receive US$ 10 000 Dollar each. In addition there is an honorary award for lifelong commitment.  Internationally renowned musicians accompany this annual ceremony, that travels around the world, taking place in a different location every year. IPPNW and NFFA have been jointly hosting these events since the year 2000. The award-giving ceremony usually takes place in autumn but this year it has been moved forward to April to coincide with the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl catastrophe.

This year's laureates are the Russian activists Nadezhda Lvovna Kutepova and Natalia Manzurova, ZDF-Reporters Barbrara Dickmann and Angelica Fell, the German physicist Hans Grassmann, the Austrian activist Hans Stockinger
and the australian physician Helen Caldicott.

For more information: www.nuclear-free.com