John Polanyi is Distinguished Professor of Chemistry at the University of Toronto. A recipient of the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (1986) and over thirty honorary degrees from six countries, he has served on the Prime Minister of Canada’s Advisory Board on Science and Technology and the Premier’s Council of Ontario.
He was a founding member of both the Committee on Scholarly Freedom of the Royal Society, and a further international human rights organization, the Canadian Committee for Scientists and Scholars, of which he is the current President. Additionally he was the founding Chairman of the Canadian Pugwash Group in 1960, and has been active for 40 years in International Pugwash. He has written extensively on science policy, the control of armaments, and peacekeeping. He is co-editor of a book, The Dangers of Nuclear War, and was a participant in the recent ‘Canada 21’ study of a 21st-century defence posture for Canada. He was co-chair (with Sir Brian Urquhart) of the Department of Foreign Affairs International Consultative Committee on a Rapid Response Capability for the United Nations.
Arts & Science Student Union, University of Toronto
Ethics, Society, and Law – Trinity College, University of Toronto
Science at Massey, University of Toronto
Social Justice Education – Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto
Women In International Security
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