Our Directors


Robert Anderson (New Mexico): teaches economics and political science at a local community college.  He served in the U.S. Air Force (like Bruce Gagnon) and saw combat during the 1967-68 Tet Offensive in Vietnam.  Later, he helped form the Vietnam Veterans Against the War.  He traveled to Wounded Knee, S.D. in 1973 to support the indigenous struggles for sovereignty.  In 2006 he was arrested and banned from the University of New Mexico for pointing out it was wrong for the university to be supporting the Reliable Replacement Warhead (RRW) without public comment.  He is now co-director of Stop the War Machine which has organized major demonstrations opposing Star Wars and the Iraqi war. Bob and his wife Jeanne Pahls help the GN organize our annual February protest at the space industry's nuclear power symposium in Albuquerque. Bob is currently focusing on the advanced air borne laser weapons work going on in his home town. - citizen@comcast.net

Denis Apel (California): lives in Santa Maria, California, United States of America. His home is very near Vandenberg Air Force Base and for 15 years he has been active resisting the mission of the Base which includes launching Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles whose warheads land in a lagoon at Kwajalein Atoll in the Marshall Islands.  He has been arrested over 15 times for his actions there, and has spent time in prison.  In addition, he works in an area of California which is agricultural and relies on immigrants from Mexico for the labor.  He and his colleagues are involved in helping those immigrants who are oppressed and marginalized.  He is challenged and heartened by what he has seen and read of people on Jeju Island and want to come to support them in any way he can.  He will be visiting the Marshall Islands on his way there and will be happy to give a report on their struggle - jdapel@yahoo.com

Atsushi Fujioka (Japan): Atsushi is a professor of Economics at the Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan. He spoke on behalf of the GN at a recent World Social Forum. Atsushi also works to promote peace museums throughout the world. He has organized a Japanese speaking tour for Bruce Gagnon in the past - fujioka@ec.ritsumei.ac.jp

Bruce Gagnon (Maine): serves as Secretary/Coordinator of the GN. He has been working on space issues for the past 30 years and helped create the GN in 1992. His book, called "Come Together Right Now: Organizing Stories from a Fading Empire", was republished in 2008. For 15 years he coordinated the Florida Coalition for Peace & Justice. He was trained as an organizer by the United Farmworkers Union and is also a member of Veterans for Peace (full bio here)- globalnet@mindspring.com

Will Griffin (Pennsylvania): is an Iraq and Afghanistan veteran, a member of Veterans For Peace and Iraq Veterans Against the War, and creator of The Peace Report, an online source for antiwar & nonviolent news for peace & justice. Will is a filmmaker and travels the world visiting and documenting U.S. military bases and the issues surrounding them - will@thepeacereport.com

Regina Hagen (Germany): coordinated INESAP (Int¹l Network of Engineers & Scientists Against Proliferation) from 2001 to 2009, is now managing editor of the German quarterly "Wissenschaft und Frieden" (Science and Peace) and a member of the Darmstadter Friedensforum peace group. She does extensive writing and speaking on space issues and works hard to promote the German section of the GN. Regina was a key leader in the Cancel Cassini Campaign - regina@reginahagen.de

Tamara Lorincz (Canada): is on the national board of the Canadian Voice of Women for Peace. She is currently doing a Rotary International World Peace Fellowship at the University of Bradford in England. She is a long-time member of the Halifax Peace Coalition and the Nova Scotia Voice of Women for Peace. Tamara has organized many peace campaigns and events in Canada. She also writes frequently on foreign and defence policy issues. Last year, she started a campaign “Wednesdays against Warships” to oppose the Canadian government’s plan to build new combat vessels for the navy – the largest defence procurement in the country’s history. More information can be found on her web site: www.demilitarize.ca. In 2003, Tamara graduated with a combined MBA/LLB (Masters of Business and Law) degree from Dalhousie University. She has also been active on environmental, children’s and women’s issues. Tamara is married to Ben, a software developer, and they have two children: Sam and Will - tlorincz@dal.ca

Dr. Hannah Middleton (Australia): represents the Australian Anti-Bases Campaign Coalition, a national organization that heads the campaign against the 30 U.S. military facilities on Australian soil. She is Director of the Blue Paper Project which lobbies on issues of Australian military spending, and Executive Officer of the Sydney Peace Foundation at Sydney University. Hannah has been active for over 40 years and now lives in Sydney - peace@mira.net

Agneta Norberg (Sweden): is vice chair of the Swedish Peace Council, a member of the steering Committee of the International Peace Bureau where issues related to NATO, nuclear issues and space are her most important tasks. For the moment trying to raise awareness of the dangers of letting US/NATO into Sweden. Doing a lot of travelling and talking, sometimes interrupted by singing. Highlights the installations serving US space plans the Nordic area. Playing with grandchildren as much as possible, playing the accordion to relax.  People who have been important for my understanding of the world: Jackie Cabasso, Joseph Gerson, Bruce Gagnon and Phyllis Bennis - lappland.norberg@gmail.com

Lindis Percy (England): was born in Yorkshire, UK and worked for 36 years in the National Health Service as a nurse, midwife and health visitor. For ten years she lived 30 minutes away from Greenham Common where U.S. Cruise Missiles were deployed. She became aware of the dangers of nuclear weapons and joined in the women¹s campaign. As Co-Coordinator of Campaign for the Accountability of American Bases (CAAB) she has focused on NSA Menwith Hill (Yorkshire) and US bases in general for many years. CAAB has worked since 1996 on the role of Menwith Hill and Fylingdales in the American Missile Defense System. In 2004 Lindis was presented with the GN¹s Peace in Space Award - mail@caabcorner.org.uk

J Narayana Rao (Nagpur, India): belongs to a village near Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh.  In 1958 he went to work for the Indian Railways and joined the Railway Trade Union Movement.  He was arrested in 1973 and 1974 for Trade Union activities. While in Railway Service and in the Railway Trade Union movement he was attracted to the peace movement and joined the All India Peace & Solidarity Organization (AIPSO) in 1982.  AIPSO is an Indian affiliate of the World Peace Council.  At present he is the General Secretary of AIPSO of the Maharashtra State Council. Rao's zeal to work against nuclear weapons, war, and to support the struggles of the developing countries against imperialist domination led him to believe that unless women and youth are brought into the peace movement there will not be a real movement in India. With this idea he has taken the initiative in establish the National Association of Indian Women for Peace and Development and Indian Youth for Peace and Development. Both these organizations are slowly gaining ground.  Rao was also instrumental in establishing the Indian Doctors for Peace & Development in Maharashtra State. This Organization is the Indian affiliate of IPPNW.  He retired from Railway service in 1994 and after retirement established the Southeast Central Railway Pensioners Association and serves as General Secretary. On several occasions in recent years Rao has published, at his own expense, special publications promoting the work of the Global Network.  In 2006 Rao organized the five-city speaking tour for GN staffers in India - jnrao36@sify.com

Alice Slater (New York): is New York Director of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. She is a co-founder of Abolition 2000 and convenes its Sustainable Energy Working Group. She serves on the Executive Committee of the Middle Powers Initiative which is working to influence the nuclear powers to take more rapid steps toward nuclear disarmament and on the Board of the Lawyers Committee for Nuclear Policy. She lives in New York City - aslater@rcn.com

Dr. Dave Webb (England): is the Convener of the GN board of directors. He is a retired university engineering professor who switched to Peace and Conflict Studies. He was also co-founder and Director of the Praxis Centre (for the study of Information and Technology for Peace, Conflict Resolution and Human Rights) at Leeds Beckett (previously Leeds Metropolitan) University. He retired from there in 2012 to focus on peace campaigning. He is also the webmaster of the GN¹s website and at the 2001 GN international membership conference in Leeds, England, Dave was presented with the "Web Master of Space Award". He is currently chair of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) in the UK, chair of the Yorkshire Region CND, a Vice-President of the International Peace Bureau and a patron of the UK group Scientists for Global Responsibility  - dave@space4peace.org


Dr. Helen Caldicott (Australia): has worked for 26 years to educate the public about the medical hazards of the nuclear age. In 1980, she resigned as instructor in pediatrics at Harvard Medical School to work full time on the prevention of nuclear war. She co-founded the Physicians for Social Responsibility and recently founded the Nuclear Policy Research Institute to create a public education campaign about the dangers of nuclear policies. Helen¹s latest book is called The New Nuclear Danger: George W. Bush¹s Military-Industrial Complex - HCaldic@bigpond.com

Sung-Hee Choi (South Korea): is an artist/art teacher. Since 2000 she has worked on the topic of Di.Vi.Sion, a word play from the word, division in which she noticed the linguistic relationship between seeing and geopolitics, obsessed by the cause of the division of Korea. She translated two Global Network videos, ‘Arsenal of Hypocrisy’ and ‘A Space 4 Peace,’ into Korean. Sung-Hee was a member of the Korean organizing committee that hosted the GN's 17th annual space organizing conference in Seoul, Korea in April 2009. Sung-Hee was a recipient of the GN’s Peace in Space award in 2009 - armha5156@gmail.com

Ursula Gelis (Norway): is a German public policy professional and free-lance journalist. For several years she is a board member of ‘No-to-nuclear-weapons’, Oslo, a board member of the Norwegian section of Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF), and a campaigner for the vision2020 campaign of Mayors for Peace. Since 2009 she has been a frequent contributor to the Women and Life on Earth (WLOE) network website, writing articles about militarization of societies, nuclear issues, gender, environmental threats and disarmament. Ursula taught about totalitarianism, Jewish history and the nuclear age. She is currently involved in projects in Kasakhstan, addressing the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons. Due to her work with minority rights and against barbarism she considers robotics and related issues as major threats to human survival and to our planet. gelis@gmx.net

Subrata Ghoshroy (Massachusetts): is a Research Affiliate in MIT’s Program in Science, Technology, and Society. Subrata is the co-Chair of the International Network of Engineers and Scientists for Social Responsibility (INES). He spent many years as an engineer before joining the academia. He was also a professional staff member of the US Congress and later a Senior Defense Analyst at GAO, the investigative arm of Congress, where he became its first whistle-blower. His research includes military funding of research, nuclear power and nuclear weapons, and global peace and security. He is a frequent speaker at international conferences. He writes frequently for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and is the co-author of the book South Asia at a Crossroads, Nomos, 2010. ghoshroy@mit.edu

Karl Grossman (New York): is a full professor of journalism at the State University of New York/College of Old Westbury on Long Island, N.Y.  Karl is a co-founder of the GN and regularly writes about plans to launch nuclear power into space. His most recent book is entitled Weapons in Space and he has produced several space videos - kgrossman@hamptons.com
Holly Gwinn Graham (Washington): got a better perspective on America and its policies in the world during the six years she spent living and singing in England from 1968 to the end of 1973. Since that time, she has devoted her life to working on pressing issues of these times on planet earth, to higher consciousness, and to using the arts to educate about these issues with humor, wit, and intelligence. Holly is affiliated with The Olympia-Rafah Sister City Mural Project, The Rachel Corrie Foundation, Veterans for Peace, and The Fellowship of Reconciliation. She holds a Master in Teaching degree, is a teacher and working performer - dragonfly100@hotmail.com

Ilderkin Leonid (Russia), was active in different public organizations in Ukraine since 1989. There he was responsible for different duties such as social engineering, designing of the organizational structure, description of procedures and regulations, fundraising, management and monitoring of social projects, organization and conducting of trainings, seminars and conferences, working with the media, developing and implementing PR plans of the organizations (public relations). Leonid participated also in different volunteer programs, social programs, etc. Since 2010 he was assistant to a district Council member in Dnepropetrovsk (Ukraine). He also was head of Department of the headquarters of the election campaign on elections to the Verkhovna Rada (the Parliament) of Ukraine in Dnepropetrovsk. After the start of civil conflict in Ukraine, he was forced to leave the country. Now he is a member of the Coordination Council of the Union of Political Emigrants and Political Prisoners of Ukraine.  Leonid lives outside of Moscow, Russia and speaks 10 languages - mitya.dezhnev@mail.ru

Dr. Michio Kaku (New York): holds the Henry Semat Professorship in Theoretical Physics  at the Graduate Center of the CUNY. He has written many books including "Hyperspace," "Visions" and "Physics of the Impossible." Michio hosts a live science radio talk show on 90 commercial radio stations called "Science Fantastic" - see more at www.mkaku.org - mkaku@aol.com

Aruna Kammila (India): did her PhD from Andhra Univrsity on “Cyber Wafare vis-a-vis International Humanitarian Law”,  specialized in Public International law and International Criminal Law at Master’s level from the University of Greenwich, London, UK and Cyber Laws and Intellectual Property Rights in PG Diploma Level from University of Hyderabad. She has been teaching Maritime Law, Air & Space Law, Public International Law and Cyber Laws. She has published several articles, participated in seminars and workshops and chaired sessions in India and abroad. She has rendered services as an academician at School of Law, GITAM University, Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh and at managerial level for more than 10 years in India and London and was a practicing advocate - aruna1415@gmail.com

Yasuo Ogata (Japan): is Co-chair of the "World Conference Against A & H Bombs" and a member of the "Board of Directors of the Japan Council Against A & H Bombs" (Gensuikyo). He has participated in GN conferences from 2016 (at Vissakhapatnaam, Huntsville and Oxford). Yasuo has also served as a member of the Japanese House of Councillors (1995 – 2007), having been elected by the Tokyo constituency), and was the Paris correspondent for Akahata from 1979 to1984 - ogata.y@me.com

Koohan Paik (Hawaii): is Coordinator of the Asia-Pacific program at the International Forum on Globalization. There, she coordinated the "teach-in" symposia "Moana Nui 2011" and "Moana Nui 2013". She has also written extensively about the social and environmental impacts of militarism in the Pacific. In the early 2000s , Koohan was a founding member of the Kauai Alliance for Peace and Social Justice which organized numerous events on Kauai's role in U.S. militarism in the Asia-Pacific region. In 2009, Koohan travelled to Guam where, she helped start a premiere radio program on militarism issues and produced several internet videos for the cause. Since 2010, Koohan has been actively supporting the Jeju base resistance movement, orchestrating the uprising at the 2012 International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN) conference held five miles from the base construction site at Gangjeong Village and she also hosted film director Oliver Stone at Gangjeong village to witness the desecration by base construction - koohanpaik@gmail.com
Tim Rinne (Nebraska): is the State Coordinator of Nebraskans for Peace, the oldest state-wide Peace & Justice organization in the United States. Since 9/11, he has observed firsthand the transformation of U.S. Strategic Command near Omaha from a Cold War relic charged with the ‘unthinkable’ mission of nuclear annihilation into the nerve center for offensively waging the ‘War on Terror’ and dominating outer space. In 2008 his organization hosted the very successful Global Network 16th annual space organizing conference in Omaha - walterinne@neb.rr.com
Koji Sugihara (Japan): was born in 1965 and lives in Tokyo. He coordinates the No to Nukes & Missile Defense Campaign and frequently organizes protests at US military installations in Japan where these systems are based.  He continues to monitor, write, and speak out against the missile defense system and rapidly-emerging military-industrial complex in Japan - kojis@agate.plala.or.jp

Mary Beth Sullivan (Maine): first became involved with the space issues in 1997, when she helped organize, and was arrested, supporting the campaign against NASA’s Cassini probe launch from Cape Canaveral, Florida, carrying 72 pounds of plutonium.  She lives in Bath, Maine and frequently vigils in front of Bath Iron Works (BIW), a General Dynamics-owned shipyard that builds naval destroyers.  Mary Beth actively promotes a vision of conversion from a war economy to a peace economy, transforming the work that builds for permanent war to work that creates the alternative energy, transportation and societal   infrastructure needed to deal with the issues of climate change.  Mary Beth is a social worker in a progressive non-profit agency whose mission is to empower people experiencing problems with homelessness, housing, hunger and poverty, and to advocate for solutions to these problems - mbsull@gwi.net

Lynda Williams (California): is a physicist and science entertainer who is devoted to nuclear disarmament and the proliferation of peace. She performs science cabarets and promotes scientific literacy as a means to motivate political empowerment, peace and social justice. Lynda lives and teaches in northern California and recently produced a CD with anti-Star Wars songs to benefit the GN. Lynda is a new mother - lyndalovon@gmail.com
Carol Urner (Oregon): is U.S. Section National Program co-chair of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom.  For several years she has promoted and coordinated WILPF events as co-sponsor of Keep Space for Peace Week. Carol lived and worked as a teacher and community organizer in developing countries for thirty-five years. She returned to the U.S. in 2001  convinced that rampant U.S. militarism is now the greatest threat to our planet and its people, completely incompatible with both human rights and democracy.  Her special emphasis is on promotion of UN disarmament treaties and international law as necessary alternatives to war - carol.disarm@gmail.com
Wooksik Cheong (South Korea): is one of the founding members and the representative of Peace Network, a non-governmental organization formed in 1999, working for peace and disarmament in the Northeast Asia and on the Korean Peninsula. As a peace activist, an independent researcher, and a journalist, He has organized many campaigns and conferences, written books and essays, and made speeches both in Korea and abroad. Wooksik was one of the people responsible for hosting and organizing the Global Network's very successful space organizing conference in Seoul in 2009 - wooksik@gmail.com

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