David Krieger, Founder of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.
David Krieger is a founder of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, and has served as president of the Foundation since 1982. For more than three decades he has been a leader in the global movement to abolish nuclear weapons and build a more peaceful world. Under Dr. Krieger’s leadership the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation has initiated many innovative and important projects for building peace, strengthening international law, abolishing nuclear weapons and empowering new peace leaders. He has lectured throughout the United States, Europe and Asia on issues of peace, security, international law, and the abolition of nuclear weapons. He has received many awards for his work for a more peaceful and nuclear weapons-free world. He has been interviewed on CNN, MSNBC, BBC and many other national and international television and radio shows.
He is a member of the Club of Rome and is a Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Science. He served as chair of the Executive Committee of the International Network of Engineers and Scientists for Global Responsibility from 2007 to 2015. He also served as vice-chair of the Middle Powers Initiative and as chair of its Executive Committee from 2010 to 2015. He is a longtime member of the Committee of 100 for Tibet. Dr. Krieger served as Panel Chair of the Citizens’ Hearing on the Legality of U.S. Actions in Iraq, held in Tacoma, Washington in 2007, and as a member of the Jury of Conscience of the World Tribunal on Iraq, held in Istanbul in 2005. Dr. Krieger is the author or editor of many studies of peace in the Nuclear Age. He has written or edited 25 books and hundreds of articles and book chapters. Dr. Krieger has been nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize on several occasions. Among many others, he is the recipient of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences Award for Saving Life on Earth (2012); the Citizens for Peaceful Resolutions’ Earth Charter Award for Democracy, Nonviolence and Peace (2011); OMNI Center for Peace, Justice and Ecology Peace Writing Award for Poetry (2010); and the Golden Dove Award (2009).