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Sebastian Pflugbeil

Dr. rer. nat. Sebastian Pflugbeil was a Minister in the interim government of the former GDR under Modrow (1990) and a member of the Berlin Parliament (1990-1995). He worked for a long time as a physicist on pure medical research. For the past 30 years, Sebastian Pflugbeil has been occupied with educating the public on the effects of nuclear weapons and the risks of nuclear energy. He was one of the founders of the “Neues Forum” (the group that campaigned for more freedom in the GDR) and was particularly active in working for the closure of East German nuclear power plants and for an end to uranium mining in Wismut.

Sebastian Pflugbeil is one of the co-founders of Tschernobylhilfe (Aid for Chernobyl). He has accumulated a great deal of experience over the years in humanitarian and medical aid through his work in the region around Chernobyl. Today he is the President of the Society for Radiological Protection in Germany. He is also co-editor of the magazine STRAHLENTELEX. His main topics of work include: criticism of the German Radiation Protection Ordinance, the risks of low-level radiation, radioactivity and secret service, the effects of nuclear weapons, nuclear weapons policies in former West Germany, the effects of Chernobyl, nuclear victims and education on the background to the leukemia clusters in the area of the Elbmarsch.

Sebastian Pflugbeil will speak in German with simultaneous translation into English.