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Sunday, June 14 • 10:00am - 11:00am
Physicians, Soviet Jewry and peace activism

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In 1985, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW) won the Nobel Peace Prize. Soviet and American physicians came together for the cause of peace at a time when Cold War tensions flared. With decades of antinuclear and antiwar activism under his belt, American co-founder and Harvard cardiologist Bernard Lown led the way. But many thought he had a moral obligation to bully pulpit to press the cause of Soviet Jewry, particularly given his collaboration with prominent physicians on the other side of the Iron Curtain. Based on Lown's own archive, this talk explores these competing demands.

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Paula Michaels

Paula Michaels’ work bridges the histories of Eastern and Western Europe, integrating the USSR into a pan-European and global narrative through the study of social and cultural history. Michaels is especially interested in the ways that medicine is mobilised to further political... Read More →


Sunday June 14, 2020 10:00am - 11:00am AEST
ROOM 11