You are invited to a Monday Club Lunch
with guest speaker
Tilman A Ruff MB, BS (Hons), FRACP, AM
“Ending nuclear weapons, the new ban treaty, and the first Nobel Peace Prize born in Australia”
Date: Monday 7 May 2018
Time: 12:15pm for 12:30pm - 2pm
Venue Sydney: JBWere, Level 42, Governor Phillip Tower, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney
Price: $45.00, includes sandwich lunch & tea/coffee
Dress: Business Attire
Tilman Ruff is Co-President of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW, Nobel Peace Prize 1985); and founding international and Australian Chair of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2017 “for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons".
Tilman is Associate Professor in the University of Melbourne’s Nossal Institute for Global Health, which he helped to establish. He teaches and writes widely on the public health and human rights dimensions of nuclear technology, especially the planetary health imperative to eradicate nuclear weapons.
Tilman was the first civil society representative on an Australian nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty delegation, civil society advisor to the International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament, and a delegate to each of the landmark Conferences on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons in Norway (2013), Mexico and Austria (2014). In 2017, he led the IPPNW delegation in New York throughout the UN General Assembly negotiations that led to the adoption by a vote of 122 to 1 of the historic Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. In support of the treaty he helped build a continuing collaboration between IPPNW, the World Medical Association, the World Federation of Public Health Associations and the International Council of Nurses.
Tilman’s has worked as international medical advisor to Australian Red Cross for over 20 years, focussed on hepatitis B control and maternal and child health in Indonesia and Pacific island countries with the Burnet Institute, AusAID, UNICEF and WHO, and serves on the WHO Western Pacific Region Hepatitis B Immunisation Expert Resource Panel.
He was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia in 2012 “for service to the promotion of peace as an advocate for the abolition of nuclear weapons, and to public health through the promotion of immunisation programs in the South-East Asia – Pacific region”.