David Krieger

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David Krieger "is a founder of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, and has served as President of the Foundation since 1982. Under his leadership the Foundation has initiated many innovative and important projects for building peace, strengthening international law, abolishing nuclear weapons and empowering a new generation of peace leaders. Dr. Krieger has lectured throughout the United States, Europe and Asia on issues of peace, security, international law, and the abolition of nuclear weapons. He has received many awards for his work for a more peaceful and nuclear weapons-free world. He has been interviewed on CNN Hotline, MSNBC, NPR and many other television and radio shows nationally and internationally.

"He served as Panel Chair of the Citizens’ Hearing on the Legality of U.S. Actions in Iraq, held in Tacoma, Washington in 2007, and as a member of the Jury of Conscience of the World Tribunal on Iraq, held in Istanbul in 2005. Dr. Krieger is the author of many studies of peace in the Nuclear Age. Among the books he has written or edited are Joseph Roblat – Visionary for Peace (2007); Hold Hope, Wage Peace (2005); Einstein – Peace Now! (2005); Peace 100 Ideas (2003); Hope in a Dark Time, Reflections on Humanity’s Future (2003); Choose Hope, Your Role in Waging Peace in the Nuclear Age (2002); A Maginot Line in the Sky: International Perspectives on Ballistic Missile Defense (2001); Nuclear Weapons and the World Court (1998); Waging Peace II, Vision and Hope for the 21st Century (1992); Waging Peace in the Nuclear Age, Ideas for Action (1988); Disarmament and Development: The Challenge of the International Control and Management of Dual-Purpose Technologies (1981); and The Tides of Change, Peace, Pollution and Potential of the Oceans (1975).

"He is currently editing a book on nuclear dangers, Courting Catastrophe: At the Nuclear Precipice. He is also the author of two books of peace poetry: The Doves Flew High (2007) and Today Is Not a Good Day for War (2005); and the editor another book on this subject: The Poetry of Peace (2003). He is a recipient of the ECOMIR Peace and Environmental Prize of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences (2006); the Freedom From War Peace Leadership Award (2006); Global Green’s Millennium Award for International Environmental Leadership (2005); the Peace Writing Award of the Peace and Justice Studies Association and OMNI Center for Peace, Justice and Ecology (2005); the Peace Educator of the Year Award of the Consortium of Peace Research, Education and Development (2001); the Gakudo Peace Award of the Ozaki Yukio Memorial Foundation (2001); the Soka Gakkai Hiroshima Peace Award (2000); the Peace Award of the International Journal of Humanities and Peace (2000); the Soka Gakkai International Peace and Culture Award (1997); the Soka University Award of Highest Honor (1997); the Peace Award of the War and Peace Foundation (1996); the Big Canvas Award of Santa Barbara Magazine (1996); and the Bronze Medal of the Hungarian Engineers for Peace (1995).

"Dr. Krieger is a Councilor of the World Future Council, which seeks to give a voice to the needs of future generations; Deputy Chair of the International Network of Engineers and Scientists for Global Responsibility (Germany); a member of the Committee of 100 for Tibet; a member of the Executive Committee and International Steering Committee of the Middle Powers Initiative; and a Board Member of the Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy (New York). He is also a founder and a member of the Global Council of Abolition 2000, a global network of over 2000 organizations and municipalities committed to the elimination of nuclear weapons.

"He serves on the Advisory Council of Free the Children International (Toronto), Bianca Jagger Human Rights Foundation (London), Right Livelihood Foundation (Sweden), Global Resource Action Center for the Environment (New York), the International Council of the Institute on the Holocaust and Genocide (Israel), the International Institute for Peace (Vienna), Mahatma Gandhi Center for Global Nonviolence (Virginia), Mayors for Peace (Hiroshima), the Peace Resources Cooperative (Yokohama), the Transnational Foundation for Peace and Future Research (Sweden), the War and Peace Foundation (New York) the Foundation for Conscious Evolution (Santa Barbara), and Peace Media (peacejournalism.com).

"In his early career he was an Assistant Professor at the University of Hawaii and San Francisco State University. He worked at the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions on issues of international law and ocean governance, and at the Foundation for Reshaping the International Order (RIO Foundation) in the Netherlands on the effects of dual-purpose technologies on disarmament, development and the environment." [1]

Resources and articles


  1. Biography, June 2007, Waging Peace, accessed July 8, 2007.
  2. Experts, Middle Powers Initiative, accessed February 25, 2008.
  3. Bios, Lawyers' Committee on Nuclear Policy, accessed September 7, 2009.
  4. Directors, War and Peace Foundation, accessed January 8, 2009.
  5. Advisory Council, Right Livelihood Award, accessed December 20, 2007.
  6. Honorary Advisors, Free The Children, accessed September 8, 2008.
  7. Executive Committee, World Future Council, accessed January 5, 2009.