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Cadmus – Volume I, Issue 5 – October 2012 – ISSN 2038-5242

Content Summary

Recognizing Unrecognized Genius
Counter-Aging in the Post-industrial Society
Seeding Intrinsic Values: How a Law of Ecocide will Shift our Consciousness Justice

Crises and Opportunities: A Manifesto for Change
Jan Johnson & Garry Jacobs

Double Factor Ten: Responsibility and Growth in the 21st Century
F. J. Radermacher

Robert Horn
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The Power of the Mind: Club of Rome Annual Meeting in Bucharest

Forty years after publishing its first Report on The Limits to Growth, the Club of Rome held the 2012 Annual Conference on October 1-2, 2012, in Bucharest, Romania, where it brought together some of the world’s thought leaders to debate the most pressing challenges of our time. Read More

The ATOM Project

The ATOM Project is a new international initiative to build global support for a permanent end to nuclear weapons testing and the total abolition of nuclear weapons. It was launched at a parliamentary assembly in Astana, Kazakhstan on August 29, 2012, the UN International Day Against Nuclear Tests, established in recognition of the closing of the Semipalatinsk nuclear test site on that day in 1991 by the President of Kazakhstan. Read More

Stop the Insanity

Editorial Note
None who has witnessed the human suffering inflicted by nuclear radiation at the Semipalatinsk Nuclear Test Site in Kazakhstan can justify the continued existence of nuclear weapons for a single moment longer than is needed to destroy all of them. Statistics do not tell the story, but if ever a statistic makes a compelling narrative, then the 1.5 million Kazakhstanis who have suffered from the fallout of nearly 500 nuclear tests over 4 decades must be more than sufficient to convince even the most skeptical. None of these victims were targeted by a nuclear weapon, but many have suffered a fate worse than death. A single intentional detonation of a modern nuclear weapon on a civilian population today would inflict even greater human suffering. Read More

Report on the Pugwash Conference on August 16-18, 2012

Canadian Pugwash organized a Strategic Foresight Workshop on “A Secure World without Nuclear Weapons” in Nova Scotia, Canada, August 16-18, 2012. The workshop was attended by over 30 Pugwashites from all around the world. Read More

Declaration of the Split Conference

Declaration of the 1st International Social Transformation Conference — 12 July 2012, Split

Energizing Euro

The current crisis is an indictment against the dominant competitive economic theory. To liberate the economy from exponential debt growth, so that it works for people and the planet, we need to change how money works. Read More

Report on Recent Events

Humanities and the Contemporary World, Podgorica, Montenegro: The past fivemonths have been among the most fruitful periods of activity for the World Academy inrecent memory. It commenced with the conference hosted by the Montenegrin Academy ofSciences and Arts and co-organized by WAAS on June 7-9, 2012, as reported in the Summer 2012 WAAS Newsletter. WAAS organized special sessions at the conference on two majorprograms of the Academy, Individuality and Limits to Rationality. Papers on Human Capitaland Individuality form the content for the first issue of Eruditio, the Academy’s new e-journal.Papers on Limits to Rationality will appear in the second issue of Eruditio due outin early 2013. A complete set of conference presentations, papers and photographs is nowavailable on the WAAS website. Read More

An Arctic Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zone – Needed Now

Climate change and nuclear weapons, the two great security threats of the 21st century, are uniquely influential in the Arctic. Although the current risk of conflict is low, the global future is potentially turbulent. There is a ‘new’ Arctic because of meltdown induced by climate change. Some see great economic opportunities; others see ecological and human security threats. Governance requires new national and multinational agreements; now is the time to gain acceptance for a future nuclear-weapon-free Arctic. Read More

Nuclear Threats and Security

This article presents highlights and insights from the International Conference on “Nuclear Threats and Security” organized by the World Academy of Art and Science in association with the European Leadership Network and the Dag Hammarskjöld University College of International Relations and Diplomacy and sponsored by NATO at the Inter-University Centre, Dubrovnik on September 14-16, 2012. The conference examined important issues related to nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament, the legality of nuclear weapons and their use, illicit trade in nuclear materials, the dangers of nuclear terrorism, nuclear- and cyber-security. Papers and video recordings of the major presentations and session summaries can be found at .
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India’s Disarmament Initiative 1988: Continuing Relevance, Valid Pointers for an NWFW

The run up to the NPT Review Conference in 2010 brought nuclear disarmament into focus. Transitory though this trend turned out to be, it nevertheless became a trigger for India to re-examine its own position on disarmament. In order to take a considered view on the subject, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh instituted an Informal Group in October 2010 with the specific mandate to examine the relevance of the Action Plan that had been presented by Rajiv Gandhi in 1988. Were there any specific elements of that plan that were worth pursuing in the new security environment? What role could and should India play as a state with nuclear weapons in the pursuit of disarmament? Should India make the drive towards universal nuclear disarmament a priority in its diplomatic initiatives? Did India have the moral standing to do so after she herself had acquired the weapon? Has anything changed in the international climate to suggest that the Indian lead would attract like-minded nations? How should India approach other nations on this issue? These were some of the questions that the Informal Group considered before presenting its report to the Prime Minister in August 2011. It firmly conveyed the conviction that “India can and must play an effective and credible role as the leader of a campaign for the goal of universal nuclear disarmament, both because India can bring to the campaign its moral strength deriving from six decades of consistently campaigning for nuclear disarmament but also now the weight of its growing presence in the international system.”
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