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Jonathan Granoff

Jonathan Granoff

President

Contact: granoff@gsinstitute.org

Jonathan Granoff is the President of the Global Security Institute, a representative to United Nations of the World Summits of Nobel Peace Laureates, a former Adjunct Professor of International Law at Widener University School of Law, and Senior Advisor to the Committee on National Security American Bar Association International Law Section.

Governing and advisory boards include: Middle Powers Initiative, Jane Goodall Institute, Parliamentarians for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament, Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy, and Nonpartisan Security Group. Trustee and Fellow of World Academy of Art and Science. He has delivered expert testimony before the US Congress and Parliaments of the UK and Canada and United Nations Secretary General’s Disarmament Advisory Board.

He was a Nobel Peace Prize Nominee in 2014.

Jonathan has published more than 100 publications and received numerous awards, including Rutgers University Law School 2009 Arthur E. Armitage, Sr. Distinguished Alumni Award; Gwynedd-Mercy College 2006 Distinguished Service Award; American Bar Association Section of International Law Lifetime Achievement Award in 2020; International Film & TV Festival of New York1990 Silver Medal for Our Constitution: The Document that Created a Nation.

Jonathan is a graduate of Vassar College, BA Cum Laude, 1970, and Rutgers University School of Law, JD, 1976.

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Ambassador Robert T. Grey, Jr.

Ambassador Robert T. Grey, Jr.

Director, Bipartisan Security Group

Contact: rgrey@gsinstitute.org

Ambassador Robert T. Grey, Jr. is Director of the Bipartisan Security Group in Washington, DC.  He was the former US Representative to the Conference on Disarmament from 1998-2001.  Ambassador Grey was a Senior Fellow on the Council on Foreign Relations and Counselor for Political Affairs of the US Mission to the United Nations in New York from 1986-1995.  He was the Political Advisor to the Supreme Allied Commander at NATO from 1983-1986.  He also served as Acting Deputy Director for the Arms Control Agency from 1981-1983.  Before holding these posts, Ambassador Grey was the Political-Military Affair’s Bureau Deputy Office Director in the Office of Military Sales and Assistance, Director of the State Departments Office of Advanced Technology, and Executive Assistant to the Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs.  He joined the Foreign Service in 1960 and briefly left the Service to serve as Administrative Assistant to Senator Alan Cranston (D-CA), founder of the Global Security Institute. He continues to serve as a consultant to the State Department and the CIA. He received a BA from Dartmouth College in 1957 and a JD from the University of Michigan in 1960.

Ambassador (Ret.) Thomas Graham, Jr.

Ambassador (Ret.) Thomas Graham, Jr.

Chairman, Bipartisan Security Group

Ambassador Graham served as a senior U.S. diplomat involved in the negotiation of every major international arms control and non-proliferation agreement for the past 30 years, including The Strategic Arms Limitations Talks (SALT) Treaties, The Strategic Arms Reduction Talks (START) Treaties, The Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty, Intermediate Nuclear Force (INF) Treaty, Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT), Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE) Treaty, and Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT).

Ambassador Graham served as special counsel in the Energy Practice of the law firm of Morgan Lewis, resident in the Washington, D.C. office, where he participated in the International Energy and Department of Energy practice areas. From 1994 until 1997, he served as the Special Representative of the President for Arms Control, Non-Proliferation, and Disarmament, appointed by President Clinton. He served for 15 years as the General Counsel of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA).

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Alyn Ware

Alyn Ware

Global Coordinator, Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament

Contact: alyn@pnnd.org

Alyn Ware is the Global Coordinator of Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament. He also serves as the Director of the Peace Foundation Wellington Office, Director of Aotearoa Lawyers for Peace and a Consultant at Large for the Lawyers’, Vice-President of the International Peace Bureau, on the Committee on Nuclear Policy (USA) and the International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms.

Alyn is a Member of the New Zealand Public Advisory Committee on Disarmament and Arms Control and has been on government delegations to the 2000 Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference and the UNESCO Ministers of Education Conference in Geneva 2001 at which he was Head of Delegation. He has been awarded the 1996 UN International Year of Peace ( New Zealand) prize and the 2009 Right Livelihood Award in honour of his peace education and disarmament work. He is and is on the international boards of a number of other organizations including the Global Campaign for Peace Education, Abolition 2000 and the Middle Powers Initiative he was also the UN Coordinator for the World Court Project.

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Christian Ciobanu

Christian Ciobanu

Senior Associate

Contact: christian@gsinstitute.org

Christian N Ciobanu is the senior associate of the Global Security Institute. He is also the coordinator for our internship and youth outreach program at GSI.

Mr. Ciobanu has an MA in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, and a second MA in Political Science from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. He has been a youth activist since 2009. He has organized meetings for both diplomats and young people throughout the world, including New York, Geneva, and Vienna.