2001

SGR produces a range of resources on the issue of 'security and disarmament'. This covers military technologies, arms control and disarmament (esp. nuclear weapons and other weapons of mass destruction, ‘Missile Defense’, conventional weapons) - as well as alternative concepts of security, peace building and conflict prevention.

Scientists and engineers have a central role in the development of weapons and therefore share a special responsibilty to society. SGR's project work has investigated the extensive influence that the military has over science and technology.

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SGR statement released 16 November 2001
 

Statement issued by the Coordinating Committee of Scientists for Global Responsibility on 22 September 2001
 

This booklet takes an initial look at issues such as genetics, climate change, arms, militarisation of space, animal experiments, cleaner technology, information technology, and science funding. In addition, it describes the experiences of working scientists and how they have dealt with many of these issues. Contributors include Nobel Peace Prize winner Professor Sir Joseph Rotblat, inventor of the World-Wide-Web Dr Tim Berners-Lee and the well-known commentator on biotechnology issues Dr Mae Wan Ho.

SGR ethical careers booklet, edited by Stuart Parkinson and Vanessa Spedding; summer 2001
 

Article by Philip Webber from SGR Newsletter 23, July 2001. It is an expanded version of a talk given at "No Star Wars: An International Conference to Keep Space for Peace", Leeds, May 4-6th 2001
 

Dave Webb on this key military technology and the background to its development.

Article from SGR Newsletter 23, July 2001
 

Scientists for Global Responsibility does not accept that National Missile Defence (NMD) is purely for protection, and believes that it has a clear offensive potential

SGR Statement, 26 June 2001
 

SGR Statement, April 2001