The Core Team
Jonathan Granoff, President of the Global Security Institute, is an attorney, author and international advocate emphasizing the legal and ethical dimensions of human development and security, with a specific focus on advancing the rule of law to address international security and the threats posed by nuclear weapons. He serves on numerous governing and advisory boards including: the Nonpartisan Security Group, Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy, Fortune Forum, Jane Goodall Institute, the NGO Committee on Disarmament, Peace and Security, Parliamentarians for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament, and Middle Powers Initiative. He is the recipient of the 2020 Lifetime Achievement Award of the American Bar Association International Law Section, the Rutgers University School of Law’s Arthur E. Armitage Distinguished Alumni Award and a 2014 nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize. He is a Fellow and Trustee of the World Academy of Arts and Science.
He is the Senior Advisor and Representative to the United Nations of the Permanent Secretariat of the World Summits of Nobel Peace Laureates, Ambassador for Peace, Security and Nuclear Disarmament of the Parliament of the World’s Religions, former Adjunct Professor of International Law at Widener University School of Law, and Chair of the Task Force on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Senior Advisor to the Committee on National Security of the International Law Section of the American Bar Association.
Mr. Granoff is the award-winning screenwriter of The Constitution: The Document that Gave Birth to a Nation and a prolific author. He has been a featured guest and expert commentator on numerous radio and television programs, and has presented expert testimony in the Parliaments of Canada and the United Kingdom as well as the US Congress and the United Nations.
Mr. Granoff earned his BA (cum laude) from Vassar College and his Juris Doctorate from Rutgers University School of Law.
Ambassador Robert T. Grey, Jr.
Director, Bipartisan Security Group
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.,
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).
Global Coordinator, Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament
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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 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.