Peace Leaders

Tadatoshi Akiba was Mayor of the City of Hiroshima, Japan, and President of Mayors for Peace, a global network of mayors striving to achieve nuclear disarmament, from 2003-2011

Bruce Blair is an expert on U.S. and Russian security policies, specializing in nuclear forces and command-control systems.

Hans Blix, former Minister of Foreign Affairs and diplomat for the Government of Sweden, served as Chairman of The Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission, which released its collective findings in the 2006
Matt Brown is Co-Founder of Global Zero, an international movement working for the phased, verified elimination of all nuclear weapons worldwide
Professor Frank Chalk is Founding Co-Director of Canada’s Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies (MIGS) at Concordia University, where he teaches courses on the history and sociology of genocide, the Holocaust, and the history of United States’ foreign relations.

Roméo Dallaire is a former Canadian Senator, humanitarian, author, and retired General.

Professor the Hon Gareth Evans, A.C., Q.C., has been Chancellor of the Australian National University since 2010 and is Chair of the International Advisory Board of the Centre for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament
Ricken Patel is Co-Founder of Res Publica, a global civic advocacy group, and Co-Founder and Executive Director of Avaaz

Douglas Roche is an author, parliamentarian and diplomat.

Henrik Salander is a former Swedish diplomat who has played a pivotal role in the international debate over nuclear disarmament.

Jonathan Schell was a writer, speaker and author of many important books and articles on the dangers of nuclear weapons and the need for disarmament and nonviolent forms of political action.

Shauna Sylvester is the Director of Simon Fraser University’s Centre for Dialogue and is the Executive Director of SFU’s 

Alyn Ware has led key initiatives for nuclear abolition in New Zealand and internationally over the past 25 years.