Two weeks ago, the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to British Physicist Joseph Rotblat and the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs that he helped found to rid the world of atomic arms. Mallinckrodt Professor of Biochemistry, Emeritus, Paul Doty, will get to share in that prize.
Doty, who founded and was the first director of the Kennedy School's Center for Science and International Affairs, attended the first Pugwash Conference in 1957 and chaired the American Pugwash Committee, according to a press release.
Adrianne L. Kaufman, the public affairs coordinator at the Kennedy School, said Doty was very pleased and thought the Nobel award was well-justified.
Doty has been a presidential advisor on science policy and arms control.
"His current work centers on strategic and conventional arms control and on how technologies are generated, diffused and applied in civilian and military contexts," according to a bio.