The Global Union of Scientists for Peace (GUSP) was founded in July 2005 in response to the failure of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty review conference held in New York that year.
The mission of the Global Union of Scientists for Peace is
- to stop the growing threat of nuclear proliferation and nuclear war;
- to resist the global rise of other weapons of mass destruction and;
- to promote the adoption of safe, scientifically proven technologies for national security and global peace.
Dr. John Hagelin, the founder and international director of the Global Union of Scientists for Peace, is a world-renowned quantum physicist, educator, public policy expert, and leading proponent of peace. Under his leadership, the Global Union is bringing together scientists from around the world who have been promoting peace, nuclear disarmament, and nonviolent conflict resolution.
The Global Union invites scientists in every country to contribute their ideas, initiatives, and expertise in order to promote national and international peace (see nominations). The Global Union especially supports scientifically field-tested approaches to peace that can be easily implemented to create the effect of peace immediately (see background).
Since the founding of the Global Union, leading scientists from many nations have stepped forward to serve as the national presidents of this new organization and to help implement peace initiatives in their countries. These scientists in many cases hold key positions of governmental authority. The Global Union is also inviting top scientists around the world to join national GUSP Advisory Boards in each country in order to build a thriving global organization with the clout to get things done.
For over 50 years, the scientific community has issued vivid warnings about the catastrophic effects of thermonuclear war and has called for the abolition of nuclear weapons (see www.NuclearAlert.org). But such approaches to peace have not achieved their ultimate goal, primarily because scientists have not possessed an effective technology of peace. As a consequence, they have been forced to advocate nuclear restraint—a position that has been often overwhelmed by politicians’ perceived need for a strong nuclear deterrent.
One of the key programs advocated by the Global Union of Scientists for Peace is a new, peace-based technology of defense—known as the Invincible Defense Technology—that has been evaluated by more than 50 scientific studies and confirmed to effectively prevent violence, terrorism, and war (see scientific research). Based on the most advanced understanding of human consciousness and the latest developments in physics, physiology, and neuroscience (see scientific foundations), this new approach can be immediately implemented to stop open warfare, resolve conflicts peacefully, and defuse the acute political, ethnic, and religious tensions that fuel terrorism and violence. Such an approach, by harnessing the most profound and powerful level of natural law to eliminate conflict at its basis, has the potential to render nuclear weapons irrelevant and obsolete.
“Scientists today can equip themselves with a powerful, proven approach to peace and national security—and play a decisive role in the leadership of their nations,” Dr. Hagelin said. “It is no longer necessary to leave the fate of the world solely in the hands of politicians. We can now render destructive tendencies utterly impotent by creating an overwhelming physical influence of peace in every nation and around the world—thereby achieving national security and invincibility and creating lasting global peace. But the time to act is now.”
For more on The Global Union of Scientists for Peace go to http://www.gusp.org. To download the Inaugural GUSP Conference videos go to http://www.gusp.org/inaugural-gusp-conference