Nuclear Age Peace Foundation

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The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation "initiates and supports worldwide efforts to abolish nuclear weapons, to strengthen international law and institutions, and to inspire and empower a new generation of peace leaders. Founded in 1982, the Foundation is comprised of individuals and organizations worldwide who realize the imperative for peace in the Nuclear Age. The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation is a non-profit, non-partisan international education and advocacy organization. It has consultative status to the United Nations Economic and Social Council and is recognized by the UN as a Peace Messenger Organization." [1]

People [2]


Board of Directors

  • Richard Falk, J.S.D Chair is Professor Emeritus of International Law and Practice at Princeton University and Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of California at Santa Barbara.
  • Mark Hamilton, Vice Chair is a retired educator and community leader.
  • David Krieger, J.D., Ph.D., President, is a leader in the global effort to abolish nuclear weapons. He is an attorney, political scientist and the author of many studies on achieving peace in the nuclear age.
  • Frank K. Kelly, Senior Vice President, is a former speech writer for President Truman and staff director of the U.S. Senate Majority Policy Committee. He served for 17 years as Vice President of the Center for the Study of Democratic Institutions.
  • Anna Grotenhuis, J.D., Vice President, is a Board Member of the Westmont College Foundation and a community activist.
  • Lessie Nixon Schontzler, J.D., Secretary, is a retired attorney active in civic affairs with a special interest in international relations.
  • Selma Rubin, Treasurer, is an advocate of civil liberties and has helped to found several environmental, peace, and political organizations.
  • Jill Dexter is a community and civic activist and a former owner and manager of an advertising production company.
  • Diandra M. Douglas is an independent producer of award-winning documentary films and a Trustee of the University of California at Santa Barbara.
  • Leni Fe Bland is president of the Fé Bland Foundation, providing scholarships to talented young musicians.
  • Peter O. Haslund, Ph.D., is Professor of Political Science and director of the Global and International Studies Program at Santa Barbara City College.
  • Sue Hawes, a retired attorney and mediator.
  • Marc Kielburger is Executive Director of Kids Can Free the Children and co-founder of Leaders Today. He holds a law degree from Oxford University where he was a Rhodes Scholar.
  • Robert B. Laney, J.D. is an attorney and financial advisor.
  • Peter R. MacDougall, Ed.D. is President Emeritus of Santa Barbara City College.
  • John Randolph Parten is an attorney, rancher and businessman in Texas.
  • Chris Pizzinat is Deputy Director of Development at the University of California at Santa Barbara.
  • Imaging Spence is a designer and a founder of Keep Yellowstone Nuclear Free.
  • Ethel Wells is President of the Dynamic Strategies Foundation.

Advisory Council

  • Hafsat Abiola is an outspoken advocate for the rights of women and children in Africa.
  • Tadatoshi Akiba is the mayor of Hiroshima and the president of Mayors for Peace.
  • Lloyd Axworthy, Ph.D., PC is a former Foreign Minister of Canada.
  • Harry Belafonte is an acclaimed singer, songwriter and humanitarian.
  • Blase Bonpane is a co-founder of the Office of the Americas and host of the KPFK radion program World Focus.
  • Helen Caldicott , M.D. is an Australian pediatrician and President of the Nuclear Policy Research Institute.
  • Rodrigo Carazo is a former President of Costa Rica and founder of the U.N. University for Peace.
  • Jean-Michel Cousteau is President of Ocean Futures, and an ocean explorer, film maker, and educator.
  • Walter Cronkite is an eminent broadcast journalist.
  • Michael Douglas is an award-winning film producer and actor, and a United Nations Peace Messenger.
  • Anne H. Ehrlich, Ph.D. is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.
  • Paul R. Ehrlich, Ph.D. is a Stanford professor and member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.
  • Daniel Ellsberg, Ph.D. is a former U.S. national security advisor who released the Pentagon Papers.
  • Benjamin B. Ferencz, J.D. is a former Nuremberg war crimes prosecutor.
  • Harrison Ford is an actor and conservationist.
  • Johan Galtung, Dr. hc mult is founder of the Oslo Peace Research Institute and of Transcend.
  • Jane Goodall Ph.D, DBE is the founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and a United Nations Messenger of Peace.
  • Theodore M. Hesburgh, C.S.C. is President Emeritus of the University of Notre Dame.
  • Bianca Jagger is the Council of Europe Goodwill Ambassador for Human Rights and recipient of the Right Livelihood Award for her human rights advocacy.
  • Major General Jack Kidd (Ret.) is a proponent of the elimination of nuclear weapons and war.
  • H.H. the 14TH Dalai Lama is the spiritual and temporal leader of the Tibetan people and a Nobel Peace Laureate.
  • Admiral Gene R. La Rocque (Ret.) is the founder and Chairman of the Center for Defense Information.
  • Robert Jay Lifton is a research psychiatrist, acclaimed author and founder of the field of psychohistory.
  • Bernard Lown, M.D. is founder of the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW).
  • Mairead Corrigan Maguire is a Nobel Peace Laureate from Northern Ireland.
  • Robert Muller is a former Assistant Secretary-General of the United Nations.
  • John Polanyi is a professor of chemistry at the University of Toronto and a Nobel Laureate.
  • Queen Noor of Jordan is Patron of the Landmine Survivors Network and Chair of the King Hussein Foundation.
  • Admiral L. Ramdas is former Chief of Staff of the Indian Navy and proponent of nuclear weapons abolition.
  • Arthur N.R. Robinson is a former President and Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago.
  • Douglas Roche, O.C. is Chair of the Middle Powers Initiative.
  • Jonathan Schell, Harold Willens Peace Fellow at the Nation Institute, is an author and educator.
  • Stanley K. Sheinbaum is publisher of New Perspectives Quarterly.
  • Gerry Spence, J.D. is an internationally recognized trial lawyer and author.
  • Ted Turner, founder of CNN, is a key financial supporter of the United Nations and founder of the Nuclear Threat Initiative.
  • Archbishop Desmond M. Tutu is the former Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, South Africa and a Nobel Peace Laureate.


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  1. About, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, accessed July 8, 2007.
  2. People, Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, accessed July 8, 2007.