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International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War


Awarded the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize.

Board of Directors as of October 2006: Co-President Ime John, Co-President Gunnar Westberg, VP Africa Walter Odhiambo, VP Europe Bjørn Hilt, VP Latin America Antonio Jarquin, VP Middle East Ahmed Mahmoud Geneid, VP North America Ira Helfand, VP North Asia Katsuko Kataoka, VP Russia Vladimir Garkavenko, VP South Asia Kamrul Hasan Khan, VP Southeast Asia Daniele Viliunas, Caecelie Buhmann, Martina Grosch, Andrew S. Kanter, Alex Rosen, Tilman Ruff, Masao Tomonaga, Elizabeth Waterston.

Ex Officio: Michael Christ, Arun Mitra, Peter Wilk, Herman Spanjaard.

Founding Co-Presidents, Bernard Lown and Evgueni Chazov.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Bernard Lown
7-Jun-1921   Inventor of defibrillator, peace activist

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