Members and colleagues congratulate Associate Professor Ruff AM
Members' and supporters' messages to Tilman after he was awarded an AM in the Queen's Birthday honours
From Dr Bob Mtonga, IPPNWi Co-President: A well deserved accolade!
From Dr Elizabeth Waterson, UK: Hearty congratulations on this wonderful award. It is very well deserved. Another feather in the cap of IPPNW. Thank you for your great work
From Dr Peter Shannon, MAPW Western Australia: Malcolm Bull, in a review (LRB) of Stephen Gardiner's book, A perfect moral storm: the ethical tragedy of climate change, notes how consensus and action are lacking. He goes on: 'Perhaps we should just acknowledge the problem,try not to exacerbate it too much and hope for the best. That, after all, is what most people have decided to do about . . . nuclear weapons, . . .' Then he clarifies: 'The real question is whether such fatalism is ethically defensible.' This is clearly answered in the negative. That Tilman has continued to insist nuclear weapons should not be treated with a 'hope for the best' mentality is to his great credit. We are all his debtors in that regard. Congratulations on the AM.
From Herman Spanjaard, Netherkands: Tilman, let this honor confirm your good work also in the future.
From Ruku, IPPNW RD Congo: Félicitations! Well deserved Award and God bless!
From Dr. Eva-Maria Schwienhorst, IPPNW Germany: Heartfelt congratulations for this honour, reflecting your tireless work and continuous efforts for a better future for all of us. Well deserved! Keep up the inspiring work!
From Wenjing Tao and Bjorn Hilt, IPPNW board chairs: On behalf or the board of IPPNW we congratulate Tilman and are extremely excited and proud too. Very well deserved.
From Dr Ra'anan Friedmann, IPPNW Israel: Congratulations Tilman. Thanks for all your work.
From Dr Catherine Thomasson, Physicians for Social Responsibility, USA: Congratulations Tilman. I’ll never forget hearing about iCAN for the first time and your enthusiasm.
From Professor Fred Mendelsohn, Melbourne: It's wonderful to see Tilman's huge contribution to peace and nuclear abolition recognized by this award. Tilman's modest, quiet manner covers a persistent and determined will to make the world a better place. Many in the peace and antinuclear movements in Australia and globally find his personal example of focus, clarity and determination deeply inspiringFrom Dr Ray Mylius, South Australia: Tilman’s work in MAPW and ICAN over many years has been of immense value to the cause of peace. Added to his service in global health, the AM award is most gratifying, representing recognition by the Australian people of the value of his personal and professional contribution. Warmest congratulations!
From Barbara Birkett: Congratulations Tilman and thank you for all your wonderful initiative and hard work for the abolition of nuclear weapons.
From IPPNW international student representatives Leila & Ogebe: On behalf of the IPPNW Student Movement, we congratulate Associate Professor Tilman Ruff on this well-deserved honour. We, the students, see Assoc Prof Tilman Ruff as an "epitome of admiration". May this honour propel him to more fruitful work. Please ,communicate our best wishes to him.
From Dr Andi Nidecker, Switzerland: This recognition is a great honour and You really deserve it. IPPNW Switzerland most cordially congratulates you for it !
From Arashdeep Singh, India: Congratulations Dr Tilman, and warm regards from IPPNW Indian Student Movement.
From Dr Ime John & SNDWM-The Nigerian Affiliate of IPPNW: Tilman worked tiredlessly to advance information on the risk and dangers to health of nuclear weapons. His consistent activism in public health issues are of great inspiration. Please, kindly extend our congratulations for a well deserved Award & honour.
From Homsuk Swomen, national student representative of IPPNW Nigeria: CONGRATULATIONS TILMAN RUFF. Your commitment & passion for this just course have inspired me several times. It was an honor to be part of the session you chaired on the consequences of the nuclear chain at the ICAN conference.This is a well deserved recognition.
From Dr Daniel Bassey, IPPNW Regional Vice-President, Nigeria: A honour well deserved, may this just be the beginning of your great work. Congratulations!
From DR Ira Helfand, USA: Congratulations, Tilman. An honor well deserved.
From Dr Hadia Mukhtar, Sydney: Wonderful news. Well deserved Tilman and warm hearted congratulations
From Dr Jim Rossiter, Geelong: I cannot imagine a more deserving person to receive an AM. There are few people in this country who have worked so hard for peace. Please accept my very sincere congratulations.
From former MAPW EO and ICAN coordinator Dimity Hawkins: Immensely proud of my friend and former boss Associate Prof Tilman Ruff, given an AM in the General Division of the Order of Australia in the Queen's Birthday 2012 Honours List for..."service to the promotion of peace as an advocate for the abolition of nuclear weapons, and to public health through the promotion of immunisation programs in the South East Asia-Pacific region".
From Dr Sally Attrill, Secretary, MAPW Tasmanian Branch: I think everyone will be delighted by this news. I have sent our congratulations as a branch.
From MAPW Secretary, Dr Carole Wigg: Congratulations Tilman. What a well-deserved honour!
From Professor Lou Irving: This is terrific news, both for Tilman and MAPW. I hope that Tilman takes time to enjoy the esteem that the award brings, but I suspect that he will be too busy helping others, and highlighting what needs to be done to make the world a safer, fairer and more sensible place for all of us to live. The award also indicates the importance of the work that MAPW is doing.
From Associate Professor Kate Jackson: Congratulations, a much deserved AM – is it for your paid job or for all your MAPW work ?
From Gerhard Schultz: The honour bestowed on Associate Professor Tilman Ruff is an indication that his activities are recognized at the highest level. Congratulations, well done!
From Dr Rachel Darken: Congratulations to Tilman. Thoroughly deserved recognition.
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