NAPF Advisory Council

Hafsat Abiola is an outspoken advocate for the rights of women and children in Africa.

Christine Ahn is the founder and international coordinator of Women Cross DMZ.

Tadatoshi Akiba

Tadatoshi Akiba is former mayor of Hiroshima and past president of Mayors for Peace.

Harry Belafonte is an acclaimed singer, songwriter and humanitarian.

Medea Benjamin

Medea Benjamin is a co-founder of CODEPINK and Global Exchange.

Dr. Helen Caldicott

Helen Caldicott, M.D., is an Australian pediatrician and President of the Nuclear Policy Research Institute.

Noam Chomsky, Ph.D., is a world-renowned political theorist and professor emeritus of linguistics at MIT.

Jean-Michel Cousteau is President of Ocean Futures, and an ocean explorer, film maker, and educator.

Michael Douglas is an award-winning film producer and actor, and a United Nations Peace Messenger.

*Shirin Ebadi, J.D., is a human rights activist and a founder of the Nobel Women’s Initiative.

Anne H. Ehrlich, Ph.D., is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Paul R. Ehrlich, Ph.D., is a Stanford professor and member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences.

Riane Eisler, J.D., is an author, social scientist and lawyer.

Daniel Ellsberg, Ph.D., is a former U.S. national security advisor who released the Pentagon Papers.

Benjamin Ferencz

Benjamin B. Ferencz, J.D., is a former Nuremberg war crimes prosecutor.

Benjamin Ferencz

*Beatrice Fihn, is Executive Director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN).

Harrison Ford is an actor and conservationist.

Johan Galtung, Dr. hc mult, is founder of the Oslo Peace Research Institute and of Transcend.

Jane Goodall, Ph.D, DBE, is the founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and a United Nations Messenger of Peace.

Ira Helfand, MD, is Co-President of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War.

Bianca Jagger

Bianca Jagger is the Council of Europe Goodwill Ambassador for Human Rights and recipient of the Right Livelihood Award.

Marc Kielburger, J.D., is Executive Director of Kids Can Free the Children.

*H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama is the spiritual and temporal leader of the Tibetan people and a Nobel Peace Laureate.

Rev. James Lawson was a mentor in nonviolence to Martin Luther King, Jr.

Robert Jay Lifton is a research psychiatrist, acclaimed author and founder of the field of psychohistory.

*Mairead Corrigan Maguire is a Nobel Peace Laureate from Northern Ireland.

Judith Mayotte, Ph.D.,is a refugee advocate and Visiting Professor at the Desmond Tutu Peace Centre and the University of the Western Cape.

*John Polanyi is a professor of chemistry at the University of Toronto and a Nobel Laureate.

Queen Noor of Jordan is Patron of the Landmine Survivors Network and Chair of the King Hussein Foundation.

Admiral L. Ramdas is former Chief of Staff of the Indian Navy and proponent of nuclear weapons abolition.

Douglas Roche

Hon. Douglas Roche, O.C.,is the former Chair of the Middle Powers Initiative.

Elaine Scarry, Ph.D., is a Harvard professor and author of the book Thermonuclear Monarchy.

Robert Scheer

Robert Scheer is Editor-in-Chief of

Gerry Spence, J.D.,is an internationally recognized trial lawyer and author.

Oliver Stone

Oliver Stone is an Academy Award-winning filmmaker.

Noel (Paul) Stookey is a singer, songwriter and activist, performing with the legendary folk group Peter, Paul & Mary.

Setsuko Thurlow

Setsuko Thurlow is a survivor of the U.S. atomic bombing of Hiroshima.

Ted Turner, founder of CNN, is a key financial supporter of the United Nations and founder of the Nuclear Threat Initiative.

*Archbishop Emeritus Desmond M. Tutu is the former Anglican Archbishop of Cape Town, South Africa and a Nobel Peace Laureate.

Peter Yarrow is a singer, songwriter and activist, performing with the legendary folk group Peter, Paul & Mary

* Nobel Laureate

In memory of our advisors who have passed away.