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Dr. Zia Mian, a physicist with Princeton University’s Program on Science and Global Security, will receive the 2014 Linus Pauling Legacy Award, sponsored by the Oregon State University Libraries and Press. The award is given for his accomplishments as a scientist and as a peace activist in contributing to the global effort for nuclear disarmament and for a more peaceful world.
As part of the celebration marking Dr. Mian’s acceptance of the award, he will be delivering a free public lecture entitled Out of the Nuclear Shadow: Scientists and the Struggle Against the Bomb at the Oregon History Society in Portland.
Monday, April 21st, 7:30 PM
Oregon Historical Society Museum (1200 SW Park Avenue in Portland)
A native of Pakistan, Mian has a PhD in physics, which he received from the University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne in the United Kingdom. He has worked since the early 1990s in Pakistan and in the United States on nuclear weapons and nuclear energy policy, especially in South Asia, and on issues of global nuclear disarmament and peace. Dr. Mian currently directs the Project on Peace and Security in South Asia at Princeton University’s Program on Science and Global Security, which is part of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, where he also teaches.
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