Noble Peace Prize Winner to give public lecture on nuclear weapons

galway daily news peace prize winner to give galway university lecture
International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War accept the Nobel Peace Prize in 1985. IPPNW Representitives with 1985 affiliations (l-r): Secretary John Pastore, MD, Saint Elizabeth’s Medical Center cardiologist; Founding Secretary James Muller, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital cardiologist; Director David S. Greer, MD, Dean of Alpert Medical School, Brown University; Founding Co-president Dr. Yevgeniy I. Chazov, USSR Cardiological Institute, Founding Co-president Bernard Lown, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital cardiologist; Founding Treasurer Eric Chivian, MD, MIT Medical Department psychiatrist; Founding Vice-president Herbert L. Abrams, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital radiologist. (Not pictured, USSR co-founders Dr. Mikhail Kuzin, Vishnevsky Institute of Surgery Director; and Dr. Leoinid Ilyin, Institute of Biophysics of the Soviet Union Director.)

Nobel Peace prize winner Dr James E Muller will deliver a public lecture at University of Galway on the issue of nuclear weapons and the threat of nuclear war.

The talk, entitled Nuclear Weapons and the Future of Humanity- a fifty year perspective, will take place at the University’s O’Donoghue Centre for Drama Theatre and Performance on Monday, September 26 at 5pm.

Dr Muller is an academic cardiologist and entrepreneur who has worked to prevent three threats to humanity – nuclear war, heart attacks and sexual abuse of children by priests.

In 1980 Dr Muller was one of the founders of International Physicians for Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), the organisation awarded the 1985 Nobel Peace Prize.

In 2007, IPPNW co-founded the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) which was awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize.

Dr Muller visited Moscow in his work against nuclear arms four months before the invasion of Ukraine and he has spoken widely on the role of health professionals in the prevention of nuclear war.

In his work as a cardiologist, along with Dr Peter Stone and Dr Geoff Tofler, Dr Muller is credited with introducing the term ‘vulnerable plaque’ in 1989, a concept now widely used in cardiology which describes a build-up in the arteries which can break away and cause heart attack or stroke.

Dr Muller is attending University of Galway as part of a meeting of international cardiologists, The Imperial Vulnerable Patient and Plaque Meeting, where he is a keynote speaker.

Places for the public lecture are limited and registration is essential. To register or for more information click here.