Social Responsibility in Science and Technology: Participate. Organize. Lead.
Empower and equip students and young professionals
to identify, critically analyze, and shape the ethical, policy, and societal dimensions
of science and technology.
Since 1979, Student Pugwash USA has promoted discussion, education, and activism on ethical issues in science and technology. We don't tell students what to think or what's ethical; we provide the framework such that making ethical choices, as each student decides what those are, is part and parcel of the work they do as students and later as professionals.
Forty years later, we launched the Rotblat Society, our program to bring this same perspective to the general public, open up our programs to a wider range of people, and provide a place for our alumni to continue their work. Rotblat membership is open to anyone who supports our mission or who wants to benefit from our programs and network.
Both Student Pugwash and the Rotblat Society share the same goals:
Open discussion of serious ethical issues in STEM and international security facing us today and tomorrow, leading to deeper understanding of multiple points of view, but always with the best available science and evidence as a guide.
Commitment to working against threats to humanity and civilization from weapons of mass destruction, climate change, international conflict, or other disasters.
Fearless advocacy of the scientific method and evidence-based decision processes at all levels of private, public, and personal sectors.
Education ranging from beginner to advanced for all who are interested, in engaging venues and formats.
Empowering our members, especially students and young people, with leadership training and a powerful role to play in our organizational development and operations.