The Institute invites select scholars and policy experts to generate innovative ideas and contribute to the development of proposals on contemporary global governance challenges. Below is a list of our current Fellows with their biographies and select recent publications.
Jim Barton is a 55 year old semi-retired technical writer. He grew up in NJ outside of NY City. He lived in Boston during the late seventies, where he was part of the Clamshell Alliance and co-founded the Boston Alliance Against Registration and the Draft. He attended the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he majored in History and German Studies. He did field work in Germany researching the origins of the West German Green Party, and helped co-found the Green Party of California in 1990. He attended the University of California, Davis law school for one year. He was introduced to the concept of global governance in the book Planethood, which he read in August 1989, three months before the fall of the Berlin Wall. This was 14 months after James Hansen testified before congress about the dangers of rising planetary temperatures; an event which was important in Jim's life as the dropping of the atomic bomb was for those alive to remember that horrible event. He joined the UN Association, excited about the upcoming 1992 UN Conference on Environment and Development ("Earth Summit")and served on a local board from 1990-'92; returning to the UNA in 2009 during theUNA-endorsed 350 Global Day of Climate Action on October 24, 2009. He is still on the board of the Western NC UNA chapter, serving the start of his second three year term. Jim is also on the national UNA committee for forming local Council of Organization councils, and has studied the process of the 1944-'45 grassroots push for the UN. Jim is recognized as a leading grassroots climate activist in Asheville, NC, and has been active with 350. He started an effort to successfully prevent an unnecessary diesel plant in 2007, has fundraised for young people to go to the national student climate conference (Powershift). He has been on the board of the Center for War/Peace studies since fall 2012. He is the list admin for the World Federalist Institute googlegroup, and a co-facilitator of the monthly teleconferences.
Current as of October 2013
Tom Camarella is President of the Culver City Democratic Club, delegate to the 47th CA Assembly District for the California State Democratic Party, member of the Culver City Landlord/Tenant Mediation Board, board member of the Southern California Americans for Democratic Action and member of the 47th CA Assembly District Environmental Task Force. Previously, Mr. Camarella has held the positions of President for the Southern California Region of WFA/CGS, Treasurer of CGS National, Chair of numerous WFA National Committees, member of the Culver City Charter Review Committee, board member of the Labor Community Strategy Center, board member of the U.S. Institute for Peace, and President of International Criminal Court Alliance. Mr. Camarella was also a union representative and contract negotiator for 20 years and negotiated $5 billion in contracts. Tom Camarella attended six colleges in ten years without losing one credit as he alternated traveling, working and educating. He earned his B.S. in Sociology with a minor in Music from California State University and his J.D. from Western State University. In 2001, he became a California Certified Mediator.
Of GlobalSolutions.org' core issues, he is most interested in International Law and Justice, in supporting the International Criminal Court and protecting human rights. He also believes in confronting the challenges of climate change and global health issues. Furthermore, Mr. Camarella would like to stimulate the growth of GlobalSolutions.org' membership to "increase our clout for a wonderful circle of cause and effect". In particular, he quotes WFI Director Scott Hoffman's statement that "Our great political challenge is to harness the widespread, but not passionately held, universalism of the American public toward the realization of a transformed foreign policy".
Joshua Cooper is a lecturer with over a decade of experience teaching at various higher education institutions in Hawaii. He has developed over 30 curricula in political science to focus on core themes of nonviolence, ecology, human rights and social justice. He also teaches journalism courses focusing on media literacy. Cooper has taught over 100 classes at the University of Hawaii, Hawaii Pacific University and The International University Asia Pacific. He also teaches at summer programs with a specialty on human rights of indigenous peoples at the National University of Ireland, Galway and the School of Law at the University of the District of Columbia, Washington D.C. Cooper also teaches intensive courses on emerging issues in peace and human rights at the International Training Center for Teaching Peace and Human Rights in Geneva, Switzerland. He has presented over 100 papers featuring original research at global conferences such as the International Peace Research Association in Africa, Asia and the Americas along with annual conferences focusing on environment, women's rights and indigenous peoples rights at university symposiums and community forums across the world. He speaks regularly at United Nations and various NGOs assemblies to contribute to policy making to promote and protect human rights.
As a human rights advocate engaged in global and regional mechanisms guaranteeing fundamental freedoms, Cooper has participated as an official observer at United Nations meetings of the human rights machinery for over a decade and has prepared interventions, presented firsthand accounts of violations, held briefings to provide legal updates, met with officials and experts to pose questions to government delegations and proposed recommendations to realize human rights around the world. He has attended every level of the UN Charter bodies from working groups to the General Assembly, drafting international guidelines, declarations and conventions for adoption. He also actively participated in the reform of the United Nations human rights charter bodies resulting in the new UN Human Rights Council and its subsidiary bodies. Cooper's participation in the meetings forming these new international instruments provided a rare glimpse of history in the making where he was able to secure the role of civil society for future generations. He has participated in procedures such as the Universal Periodic Review for numerous movements across the regions of the UN and has successfully influenced the direction of the discussion in partnership with grassroots NGOs. He often responds to requests from communities experiencing gross human rights violations exercising campaigns triggering the special procedures of the UN Human Rights Council and the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights. He also has attended the main human rights treaty bodies focusing on civil, political, economic, social, cultural, racial discrimination, women, torture, children, migrant workers, disabilities and disappearances. Cooper participated in the preparation of national shadow reports, meeting with experts, coordinating NGO engagement with the OHCHR secretariat, presenting specific violations of rights enshrined in the conventions and also testimony for the treaty bodies. He has also attended the world conferences on global issues such as racial discrimination, children and climate change and has also participated in the regional mechanisms of the Organization of American States such as the InterAmerican Commission on Human Rights. Recently, Cooper shared his skills in human rights advocacy with Pacific Island governments such as Tuvalu to protect and promote human rights in the treaty bodies. Cooper advised the Tuvalu Mission to the UN through the women's rights global treaty, CEDAW.
Current as of August 2013
Tad Daley is a political author, an international policy analyst, and a zealot for the vision of enduring world peace through enforceable world law. He directs the Project on Abolishing War at the Center for War/Peace Studies in New York and Washington. His first book, APOCALYPSE NEVER: Forging the Path to a Nuclear Weapon-Free World, was released by Rutgers University Press in 2010 and again in paperback in 2012. You can see praise for the book, published reviews, and audios and videos of Tad on the stump at www.apocalypsenever.org.
Tad holds a B.A. in Political Science from Knox College, an M.Sc. in International Studies from the University of Southampton in England, a J.D. from the University of Illinois, and a Ph.D. in Public Policy Analysis from the RAND Graduate School of Policy Studies. Previously, Tad served as a policy advisor and speechwriter for Congresswoman Diane Watson (D-California), the late U.S. Senator Alan Cranston (D-California), and Congressman Dennis Kucinich (D-Ohio). He ran for U.S. Congress himself in a 2001 special election to represent mid-city LA. And he spent several years as a member of the International Policy Department at the RAND Corporation.
Tad is currently working on his second book, on the history and future of the ancient idea, dating back at least to Dante, that someday the human race might establish no less than a Federal Republic of the World -- and thereby bring about the abolition of armies, the abolition of war, and public policies directed at serving not individual national interests but the common human interest, and the global public good. You can read all about it, and about Tad's other ongoing adventures, at www.abolishingwar.org and www.daleyplanet.org.
Stephen L. Damours is Coordinator for the Washington DC Meditation Center of Self-Realization Fellowship and member of the World Federalist Institute Steering Committee. Previously, he has served on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of WFA, chaired WFA's Education Committee and Publications Task Force, and served on WFA's Partners Planning Commission and Growth and Outreach Commission. He has also served on the Board of Directors and Executive Council of the Campaign for U.N. Reform and on CUNR's Political Action Committee and Nominating Committee. He has held a variety of management consulting, program analysis, and human resources positions in the U.S. Department of State. Mr. Damours earned his B.A. from Wheaton College and his M.A. from the University of Chicago.
He is interested in the "unilateralism and militarism of U.S. foreign policy and its lack of commitment to-or outright hostility toward-multilateral solutions to problems of human rights, global environmental protection, especially global warming; justice, especially the ICC, and peace and war, particularly the Iraq war". Mr. Damours' most notable publication is his book, America the Almighty: The Maverick Hyperpower, in response to which he has given interviews on U.S. foreign policy throughout the United States. More information about America the Almighty can be found at the website: www.americathealmighty.com
Furthermore, Mr. Damours developed the Peace-War knowledge base, a key component of a computer program that asks the user questions about the characteristics of any given country and its relationships to its neighbors and feeds the information provided into a statistical inference engine. The knowledge base is then used to calculate the probability that a country will be at peace or at war in the near to mid-term future.
Mr. David is a trustee of the WFA Endowment Fund and President of the National Center for Addiction Recovery, LLC. Previously, he served in several capacities for the World Federalist Association: Chair of the Board, Chair of the Development Committee, and Chair of the Committee on Organizational Effectiveness.
Although interested in all CGS's areas of involvement, Mr. David would like to discuss in particular regional (continental or hemispheric) federation, mutual security pacts, and trade agreements.
Mr. David has had "a nearly life-long interest in issues of global security, war and peace, and the U.N. [He is] keenly interested in long-term planning for global peace, security, sustainability, and prosperity".
Troy Davis, born in Strasbourg, Alsace, France, did an International Baccalaureate in Washington, D.C., and studied Physics, Evolutionary Biology and Anthropology at Harvard University. His first career centered around environmental management (EM) and the second one around citizenship and democracy.
He worked for many years in the field of environmental management, working with governments and international organisations (ISO, OECD, UN...). He was environmental management consultant for UN agencies (UNIDO, UNCTAD), the Chinese government, the Canadian National Rountable for Environment and Economy, and represented world business to the UN Commission on Sustainable Development for the first 3 years of its existence. He has spoken on environmental sustainability issues at the OECD, UNEP, UNDP, the World Bank, GTZ, CDG, DBU, US AID, Generalitat de Catalunya, ICC, REC, AIESEC etc. He was one of the instigators of international environmental management standards (ISO 14000 series) and participated for 5 years in the standards-creating work of ISO/TC 207. He convened and organized the first International Industry Conference for Sustainable Development (Earth Summit, Rio de Janeiro 1992) and invented the Industry 21 concept. He was co-founder and the first Executive Director (for 7 years) of the International Network for Environmental Management, founding member of the European Business Council for Sustainable Energy Future, and has been on the board of ECO-Conseil, the European Institute of Environmental Counselling most of the last 15 years. He is also co-founder of the Costa Rica Center for Democracy and Development.
He is the inventor of the concept of peaceful "democracy engineering", and created the first commercial democracy consulting company in 2004. To train more democracy engineers, he is planning to open the world's first School of Democracy in Strasbourg. Since 1999, he is the President of the World Citizen Foundation, and launched the Campaign for World Democracy in the Hague. He was on the Steering Committee and the Planning Advisory Council of the Millennium NGO Forum; and was Thematic Convenor of "Citizenship and Governance: from local to global democracy?". He co-founded and was on the Steering Committee of the Millennium People's Assembly Network. In 2000, he co-founded with Olivier Giscard d'Estaing the Action Committee for a World Parliament. He is former Member of the Federal Board of European Federalist Union and of the World Federalist Association (USA). He is cofounder of the Strasbourg Chapter of the Union of European Federalists.
He advised Paul Rayault, founder of the Student World Assembly, organised two Global Dialogues on Global Governance, is a board member of the American Movement for World Government, and Fellow of the World Federalist Institute.
He has written Appel à une Démocratie Mondiale (Desclée de Brouwer, Paris, 1998), and A favor de una Democracia Mundial (Edicion Bellaterra, Barcelona, 1999) and has been published by Ashgate Publishing (UK) and many publications.
Troy is a student of Sanskrit and was elected in 2013 to the board of the International Association for Comparative Mythology (Harvard University), and manages the Global Mythology Database project. He is founder and secretary general of the associations For European democracy (Strasbourg and Brussels).
He has taught democracy engineering in France and Germany, at Science Po Strasbourg, at the Institut des Hautes Etudes Européennes, in a special Ethics Masters and at the Albert-Ludwigs Universität in Freiburg, Germany.
He coaches individuals and advises multinationals about corporate citizenship, corporate myths and rituals.
**Bio coming soon**
Ronald J. Glossop is Professor Emeritus at Southern Illinois University- Edwardsville (SIUE), member of the national board of GlobalSolutions,org, Chair of GlobalSolutions.org of Greater St. Louis, Board member of UNA of Greater St. Louis, Coordinator of the St. Louis Coalition for the ICC, President of the American Association of Teachers of Esperanto, and Director of Infanoy chirkaw la Mondo [Esperanto for "Children around the World"]. Previously, Dr. Glossop held positions as Chair of the World Federalist Association of Greater St. Louis (1970-2004), Vice-President of the National World Federalist Association (1994-2003), and Coordinator of the Peace Studies Program at Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville (1974-1998). He has also taught a course on "Global Problems & Human Survival" for twenty years. Dr. Glossop earned his B.A. from Carthage College (summa cum laude) and his Ph.D. in philosophy from Washington University in St. Louis. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Kappa Phi, and an Honorary Member of Rotary International.
Of GlobalSolutions.org' core issues, Dr. Glossop is interested mainly in Peace and Security through expanding democracy and restricting national sovereignty. In particular, he supports the International Criminal Court, the Responsibility to Protect principle, creation of a force of individually recruited U.N. peacekeepers, and education for world citizenship. He emphasizes the need to substitute democracy for violence as the way to resolve social conflicts, both within and between nations. He addresses these issues in his books World Federation? (1994) and Confronting War (4th ed., 2001). He is especially interested in human rights issues with regard to language use and is therefore active in the Esperanto movement. He has published articles in Esperanto about World Citizenship and his book World Federation? was translated into Esperanto.
* Review: The Politics of World Federation: From World Federalism to Global Governance, by Joseph Baratta
* Review: Global Democracy: The Struggle for Political and Civil Rights in the 21st Century, by Didier Jacobs
* Review: The Global Commonwealth of Citizens: Toward Cosmopolitan Democracy, by Daniele Archibugi
* Review: The Great Experiment: The Story of Ancient Empires, Modern States, and the Quest for a Global Nations, by Strobe Talbott
* Review: One World Democracy, by Jerry Tetalman and Byron Belitson
* Review: Rethinking World Government: A New Approach, by James A. Yunker
* Review: Apocalypse Never: Forging the Path to a Nuclear Weapon-Free World by Tad Daley
* Review: War: The Lethal Custom by Gwynne Dyer
* Review: Creating a World Parliamentary Assembly: An Evolutionary Journey by Joseph Schwartzberg
* Review: A Global Parliament: Principles of World Federation by Christopher Hamer
"Time to Implement a Neglected Revolutionary Idea" in Proceedings of the Third International Conference on THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION, Florence, Italy: Pixel, 2013
Didier Jacobs is Special Advisor to the President at Oxfam America. He was previously a policy researcher at Oxfam America, specializing on global governance and international finance. He authored the book Global Democracy: The Struggle for Political and Civil Rights in the 21st Century (Vanderbilt University Press, 2007). Before joining Oxfam, Mr. Jacobs was a researcher at the London School of Economics and Catholic University of Louvain, as well as an aid worker for Médecins Sans Frontières in Liberiaduring the civil war. He earned a Master in Public Policy from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and a Master in Economics from the Catholic University of Louvain.
Robert C. Johansen is a Professor of Political Science and Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame and the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. He earned a B.A. from Manchester College and a M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University. Previously, Professor Johansen served as President of the Institute for World Order and President of the World Policy Institute.
Professor Johansen would like to focus his work in WFI on U.S.-Global Engagement, Peace and Security, International Law and Justice and International Institutions. His particular interest and experience lies in global governance, global democratization, as well as U.S. peacekeeping and enforcement. He is also knowledgeable about the role of international norms and institutions in the prevention of armed conflict as well as the International Criminal Court and U.S. policy regarding it.
Professor Johansen is the author of "The Impact of U.S. Policies Toward the International Criminal Court on the Ability of the International Community to Enforce International Laws Prohibiting War Crime, Genocide, and Crimes against Humanity" and editor of A United Nations Emergency Peace Service: To Prevent Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity.
US Army 1944 to 1947 - Tanks - Occupation of Korea - Lieutenant; 1949 BA Bucknell University; 1952 JD Rutgers Univ. School of Law; 1954-55 Asst. Prosecutor Essex County, NJ; 1955-56 Trial Attorney, US Dept of Justice; 1957 to 1999 Private Practice of Law - Kronisch, Schkeeper and Lesser.
1975-76 President, Association of Trial Lawyers of America (ATLA), NJ Branch; 1976-1977; UWF Chapter Chairman at Bucknell Univ. and Rutgers Law School; NJ State Chair - UWF; WFA and CfGS Board Member; 1988 to 2011 Center for War/Peace Studies: Board Member - received at 39 Foreign Ministries after presentations at their Missions to the U.N.
1974 to date - Member, Board of Editors NJ Law Journal; Guest Lecturer at UNA-USA, UWF, WFA & CfGS Chapters throughout the U.S.; Guest Lecturer at Seton Hall Univ. Law School and Whitehead School of Diplomacy and International Relations; Since 2003 the subject has been the two weighted voting measures which would transform the U.N. confederation into a federation: Binding Triad for Revitalization of the General Assembly and the Schwartzberg Proposal for Regional Representation as a Basis for Security Council Reform.
David Lionel has developed for NGO’s plus schools and universities offering Peace Studies, a video and project based course on Transforming Planetary Management. His program sets called Global Democracy and Sustainable Community illustrate steps from the contemporary world political order status quo to a democratic federal world union. You can watch some of them at transformationaledu.org.
Lionel’s list of "25 Top Planetary Transformations" succinctly conveys to the uninitiated such in between levels of global governance. These infrastructure upgrades unveil a throughway toward the ultimate vision of One World, governing itself as a single community, which treats all people as Earthlings.
Lionel has had a long career covering major social movements as an independent video producer and editor. The non-profit, Transformational Education Initiatives, aims to distribute his library of some twenty World Citizen Videobooks on the worldwide web. On-line and live interactive screenings foreshadow an emerging earth-friendly and compassionate global civilization.
David's history of video productions featuring NGOS associated with the UN:
1979 Strengthening the UN (30:00), Strategies for Peace Conference, Los Angeles, California
1982 Voices of Peace (23:00), 2nd UN Special Session on Disarmament, New York, New York
1992 Planetary Humanity (48:00), UNCED Earth Summit, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
1996 Creating Sustainable Cities (46:00), Habitat II City Summit, Istanbul, Turkey
2000 Action Agenda for the Earth (57:00), UN Millennium Forum of Civil Society, New York, New York
2008 Transforming the UN (17:00), Democratic National Convention, Boston, Massachusetts
2013 A Just World System (22:00), Model UN Charter Review Conference, Guadalajara, Mexico
Genevieve Marcus is Co-President of Experimental Cities, Inc., Research Director for ECI, and President of the Equal Relationships Institute. Previously, Dr. Marcus was Founder and Editor in Chief of the CUE (Computer Users in Education) Newsletter: Telecommunications in Educations News, Editor in Chief of the New Relationships Newsletter, lecturer at UCLA's Music Department, and Education and Outreach Consultant for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Society.
She was an officer of World Citizens Assembly, California and is now a Vice President of CGS, California Region (temporarily inactive).
Dr. Marcus is interested in the structure and dynamics of international cooperation. Her work on relationships is applicable to Peace and Security, as it applies from families to nations. Experimental Cities, of which she is Co-President, works on projects affecting energy security, pollution, and global poverty. These issues are of particular importance to Dr. Marcus. She believes this era of profound globalization and widespread telecommunication calls for different thinking and different structures to address human relationships at all levels and would like to discuss finding innovative approaches to new and existing problems. As a member of WFA since the late 1980s, she actively promoted the use of telecommunications in that organization way back then. She regularly distributed Internet flyers at annual meetings and lobbied for its adoption.
Dr. Marcus is the author of "Equal Time: Maintaining A Balance in Today's Intimate Relationships". She believes that the principles for good intimate relationships apply to all relationships. She feels that "the world has not done enough to bring women's voices into the planning and decision-making processes. We have been limping along with input from only half of the human species. Recent research shows once again that women and men think differently. CGS can give more support to ideas emanating from women worldwide. In WFA, she was the founder of the Women's Equity Commission and was grateful to Thesil Morlan for continuing the effort by editing Minerva in WFI for many years.
Colette Mazzucelli (MALD, Fletcher School (Tufts); PhD, Georgetown) has taught on graduate faculty, Center for Global Affairs at New York University, where she is Adjunct Associate Professor of Global Affairs, since 2005. Dr. Mazzucelli is also Adjunct Associate Professor of Political Science in the Department of Political Science at Hofstra University's College of Liberal Arts and Sciences where she teaches in the Honors and Distance Learning Programs. She has taught courses in comparative politics, international relations, EUrope in the 21st Century, as well as ethnic conflicts at the millennium and is currently developing the India regional course for the Center for Global Affairs at New York University. Dr. Mazzucelli is particularly interested in the integration of mobile phone learning in the global affairs curriculum. Her area of inquiry focuses on the influences, positive and negative, of evolving information technologies and social networks on the prospects for global governance. In addition, Dr. Mazzucelli participates as a member of the Board of Directors, Center for War/Peace Studies and of the UN Chronicle Advisory Group at the United Nations. Her 2009-10 syllabi are featured in a Faculty Spotlight online inForeign Affairs Classroom webpages. Dr. Mazzucelli's biography appears in Marquis Who's Who in the World 2011 and Marquis Who's Who in America 2011. In 2010, she was profiled in the Council on Foreign Relations Educators Bulletin. Dr. Mazzucelli has been the recipient of eleven major international fellowships in seven countries. She toured for the United States Information Service in Europe with speaking engagements in France, Germany and Poland. As a participant in the Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program for Future American Leaders, Dr. Mazzucelli assisted with the ratification of the Treaty on European Union ('Maastricht') in 1992-93. She co-edited and authored chapters in LEADERSHIP IN THE BIG BANGS OF EUROPEAN INTEGRATION with Dr. Derek Beach (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007). Dr. Mazzucelli is the author of FRANCE AND GERMANY AT MAASTRICHT: POLITICS AND NEGOTIATIONS TO CREATE THE EUROPEAN UNION (Routledge, 1997; Kindle Edition, 2007) as well as a contributor to many edited volumes in transatlantic relations and European security.
**Bio Coming Soon**
Saul Mendlovitz is Dag Hammarskjold Professor at Rutgers Law School, Founder and President of World Order Models Project, Founder and Co-Chair of Global Action to Prevent War, and Representative of five NGOs to United Nations. Previously, he served as a board member of the Arms Control Association, a member of the Social Science Research Advisory Board of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. Mr. Mendlovitz earned his B.A. from Syracuse University; and his M.A. and J.D. from the University of Chicago.
Of GlobalSolutions.org' core issues, Mr. Mendlovitz is drawn to International Law and Justice, International Institution, Peace and Security, and U.S. Global Engagement. He is particularly interested in the establishment of an independent United Nations rapid response force. Publications he has contributed to include A United Nations Peace Emergency Service, edited by Robert Johanson; and A Reader on Second Assembly & Parliamentary Proposals, edited by Mendlovitz and Barbara Martin Walker.
Donna Park is a founding member of the Greater Cincinnati Chapter of GlobalSolutions.org and serves as the Secretary of its Board. She also leads the Chapter's team working for World Peace Through World Law. She is a member of the Cincinnati Peace Committee sponsored by the Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center (IJPC). She is a student of Nonviolent Communication as developed by Marshall B. Rosenberg, PhD.
Donna has a BA and MA in Mathematics with a concentration in Statistics. She spent over 30 years working in the global pharmaceutical industry where she had responsibility for Global Clinical Data Management and Global Regulatory Submissions. She was the first Data Manager to receive the Career Achievement Award from the Biostatistics and Data Management Technical Group at the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers Association. She has been successful in working across disciplines, countries and companies to bring about organizational change.
Donna is passionate about the need for a representative government for all humanity to foster world peace through world law. She recently led a consortium of Catholic High Schools and Universities in the Cincinnati Archdiocese to commemorate the 50th anniversary of Pope John XXIII's encyclical Pacem in Terris, or Peace on Earth. This very successful year long program initially trained 40 teachers from 13 high schools and then pulled together over 300 high school students and 36 teachers from 18 different high schools for a day aimed at inspiring students to work for peace. The program also engaged a dozen college students from Xavier University and educated 250 adults about Pope John's vision of Peace on Earth.
Donna is currently a member of the Global Solutions' Grassroots Leaders Team and the World Federalist Institute.
Current as of September 2013
Mike Rose earned a BSEE, a M.S. in Optics, and a Ph.D. in Quantum Optics from the University of Arizona.
Dr. Rose is concerned with the issues of U.S.-Global Engagement, Peace and Security, Global Health and Environment, International Law and Justice, and International Institutions. He is especially interested in U.S. participation in international institutions and cooperation with global partners and supporting the ICC, the U.N., and other international organizations. Mike believes in linking international economics institutions (e.g. WTO) to international governance and legal institutions to maximize compliance and progress.
A world federalist since 1949 or1950, Dr. Schwartzberg, is currently a Board member of the Board of the Minnesota Chapter of GlobalSolutions.org. He has been President of that chapter (or of its predecessors, CGS and WFA) for a total of fourteen years and has served it in various other capacities. He has also been either a Board member or Advisory Board Member of the UNA of Minnesota for several decades. He was a co-founder in 1995 of the MN Alliance of Peacemakers, an umbrella organization now including approximately 85 institutional members. In 1996 he was a co-founder of the Kashmir Study Group, a still-functioning think-tank composed of academic specialists, retired diplomats and other activists with expertise relating to the Kashmir dispute. At various periods he has been a member of the governing Board (or Council) of WFA and Chair of its Policy and Resolutions Committee. He has been a Member of the WFM Council since 2009; and, for various periods, a member of other NGOs. He has been a member of the World Federalist Institute since its inception in 2004.
Prior to his retirement, he was a Professor of Geography at the University of Minnesota (1964-2000), Chair of the Department of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Professor of Geography and South Asian Studies at the University of Pennsylvania (1960-64), and Fulbright Professor at the Centre for the Study of Regional Development at Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi (1979-80). Dr. Schwartzberg was also an advisor to the Indian Census, Secretary of the US National Commission for the International Geographical Union, Director of Minnesota Studies in International Development, active in various Peace Corps training projects (serving as the Chief Training Officer, in 1963, for the first group of PCVs sent to what was then Ceylon; Council member of the Association for Asian Studies, and member of Executive Committee and Board of Trustees of the American Institute of Indian Studies.
Although interested in many aspects of global governance and international affairs, Dr. Schwartzberg has particular expertise in U.N. reform, South Asia, Southeast Asia, political geography and the history of Asian cartography and cosmography. He has given hundreds of public presentations on world federalism and various aspects of U.N. reform throughout the U.S., in many other countries and at the U.N. itself. He is active in the Academic Council on the United Nations System and has had articles on peacekeeping and weighted voting published in its journal, Global Governance. His books (apart from those relating to South Asia) include the following: Revitalizing the United Nations: Reform through Weighted Voting, New York and The Hague: Institute for Global Policy - World Federalist Movement, 2004; Creating a World Parliamentary Assembly: An Evolutionary Journey, Berlin: Committee for a Democratic U.N., 2012; and Transforming the United Nations System: Designs for a Workable World, Tokyo: United Nations University Press, publication scheduled for November 2013. He has been recognized with several major awards for academic excellence. Many of his works can be found on-line via GS.org, WFM, Kashmir Study Group, University of Chicago South Asia Digital Library, and his own web site, http://www.JosephSchwartzberg.org.
Dr. Schwartzberg has lived abroad for nearly eight years, with periods of residence in India, Germany, France and Spain and travel to approximately 100 countries in every major region of the world other than Africa south of the Sahara.
In 2009 the University of Minnesota awarded Dr. Schwartzberg the title of "Distinguished International Professor Emeritus."
Jane Shevtsov earned her Ph.D. in Ecology at the University of Georgia. Dr. Shevtsov earned her B.S. in Ecology, Behavior and Evolution from UCLA and is currently developing a new mathematics curriculum for life science students there. She is the co-founder of www.worldbeyondborders.org.
Dr. Shevtsov is most interested in Global Health and Environment, International Institutions, and Peace and Security. She has long-term experience working on issues directly relevant to global government and has published an op-ed piece on world government that has been reprinted in several places on the internet.
Hank Stone is a retired engineer living in Ionia, near Rochester, NY. He became a nuclear disarmament activist in the early 80s, and published a monthly newsletter The Peace Network for 12 years. During that time he learned that nuclear disarmament is not enough, ending the war system is not enough, and democratic world federal government is not enough: the interconnected global problems (climate change, peak oil, fresh water shortages, economic insecurity, overpopulation, and the war system) must be solved together.
Hank is on the board of Global Constitution Forums and American Movement for World Government, on the advisory board of Democratic World Federalists, and President of the Coalition for Democratic World Government. He is active in Peace Action and Education, Genesee Valley Citizens for Peace, Rochester's Human Rights Day committee, Creating the Future, and PeaceWorks Rochester. He maintains The Peace Directory (listing 100+ local groups involved with peace, sustainability, community, and human rights). As a member of Citizens for a United Earth, has printed and distributed 50,000+ Earth Dot bumper stickers (e.g. Every Child Deserves a Future that Works, www.c-u-e.org), and sends articles to a 1000+ member [PEACE] distribution list.
His recent articles and presentations include "EarthPlan," "How to Save the World," "Ten Principles for the Success of the Human Race," "Twelve Rules for Joyful Activism," and "Sustainable Prosperity."
Andrew Strauss is a Professor of International Law at Widener University's School of Law. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Association of American Law Schools' section on International Law. He also served as a member of the Executive Committee for its Section on Conflicts of Law. He was a visiting Associate Professor at Rutgers (Camden) Law School and Honorary Fellow at the Center for International Studies at New York University School of Law. Mr. Strauss was also employed as an Associate at Graham & James and Shearman & Sterling. He has served as a member of the Advisory Board at the Center for U.N. Reform Education and ONEVOICE and as Director of the Geneva/Nairobi International Law Institutes. Mr. Strauss also served as a representative to the United Nations for Aliran and was a consulting attorney for Human Rights Watch. He earned his B.A. from Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School and his J.D. from New York University School of Law.
Mr. Strauss's focus in WFI is on Peace and Security and International Institutions, particularly global democracy and global parliament. He has published numerous articles and given many presentations. Some of these publications include: "Taking Democracy Global: Assessing the Benefits and Challenges of a Global Parliamentary Assembly"; Citizens in the International Realm: The New Participatory Demands; On the Creation of a Global Peoples Assembly: Legitimacy and the Power of Popular Sovereignty; Governing the Whole World; and Time for Ordinary Israelis and Palestinians to Talk It Through. Some presentations include: "Pursuing International Trade Remedies to the Problem of Global Warming"; "Climate Justice: The Prospects for Climate Change Litigation"; "Taking Democracy Global"; and "Grand Schemes and Incrementalism: Toward a Model of Change in the International Legal System".
Betty C. Taylor is President of the Alliance for the Visual Arts as well as President of the local Chapter of GlobalSolutions.org (Akron, Ohio). She also served as Chair of the Trade Study for the local League of Women Voters in 2003. Mrs. Taylor earned a B.S. in Biology and a B.F.A. in Sculpture with a certificate in Interior Design from the University of Akron in Akron, Ohio.
Mrs. Taylor is most interested in U.S.-Global Engagement, International Law and Justice and International Institutions. She believes that "we need to keep the long-range goal of World Peace through World Law with Justice in sight at all times". She is also concerned with action on the farm bill.
Mrs. Barbara Martin Walker is a member of the Council of the World Federalist Movement and Co-Founder of the Committee on Teaching about the United Nations (CTAUN). Previously, she was Treasurer of the World Federalist Movement. She has also held various volunteer positions with the World Federalist Association. Mrs. Walker earned a B.A. from Wellesley College and a M.A. in Teaching at Trinity College.
Mrs. Walker's areas of expertise include U.S.-Global Engagement and International Institutions. She has organized conferences for teachers on "Teaching About the United Nations" and edited two anthologies published by WFA, "World Federalist Reader I" and "Uniting the Peoples and Nations".
Lucy Law Webster a Member of the Council of the World Federalist Movement and Secretary of the Board and U.N. Representative of Economists for Peace and Security. She is also Executive Director of the Center for War/Peace Studies. Previously, she worked in the United Nations Secretariat, as a Political Affairs Officer in the Department for Disarmament Affairs, and before that as Special Assistant to the Secretary General of the Second World Conference to Combat Racism and on related human rights issues. She also worked for UNICEF, UNDP, UNEP and on the staff of Economists for Peace and Security on issues relating to sustainable development and international equity and excessive militarization. Ms. Webster earned a B.A. in Political Science from Wellesley College, an M.S. in International Relations from Long Island University and an M.A. in Global Political Economy and Finance from the New School for Social Research. More information about Ms. Webster and her projects can be found on her website:www.lvistas.net.
Ruth Zinar has a Ph.D. in Music and Music Education and is Professor Emerita of Music and Music Education at York College of the City University of New York. She published two text books and c. 40 articles on Musicology, Music Education, a series for children on the lives and music of famous African-American musicians.
Ruth joined the United World Federalists during World War II and has been an active member since then. She tried to start, together with another young woman, a chapter of UWF in Brooklyn, NY. They had some beginning success (some meetings including one large one addressed by one of FDR"s sons)--but both the women moved and no one continued their efforts. After moving to Belle Harbor, Ruth joined Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom and Peace Action. At a local chapter of WILPF, Ruth reported on international news and peace movement to members, made lobby visits, wrote letters to the Editor (Vallet News in Vermont and The Wave in Rockaway,) carried petitions, etc. (There were no computers, of course) During this time, Ruth served on the Board of Common Cause/NY for several years and formed a coalition of c. 6 local organizations to work for ethical government in NYS. Her membership in UWF continued through the years of WFA and she is now a member of CGS and WFA/NY. At the present time, Ruth is on the board WFA/NY.