William Epstein

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William Epstein
Born (1912-07-10)July 10, 1912
Calgary, Alberta
Died February 9, 2001(2001-02-09) (aged 88)
New York City, New York
Occupation international civil servant
Awards Order of Canada

William "Bill" Epstein, OC (July 10, 1912 – February 9, 2001) was a Canadian international civil servant who worked at the United Nations for 54 years and was considered an expert on disarmament.

Born in Calgary, Alberta, Epstein attended the University of Alberta and the London School of Economics.[1] He was Director of the UN Disarmament Division in the United Nations Secretariat and worked with the first seven United Nations Secretaries-General. [2]

In 1976, his book The Last Chance: Nuclear Proliferation and Arms Control (ISBN 0029096618) was published.

In 1989, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada, Canada's highest civilian honor.[3]