These prominent, influential and respected individuals provide guidance and counsel to CGS regarding our pursuit of global citizenship, a democratized and empowered United Nations, and enduring world peace through enforceable world law.
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The self-described pacifist was an early opponent of the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq and has been a consistent opponent of nuclear arms. As honorary mayor of Malibu, California in 1989, he declared the city a nuclear-free zone. Nearly 20 years later, Sheen was arrested during a protest at the Nevada Test Site. Sheen said in 2009 that he had been arrested 66 times for acts of civil disobedience, leading one activist to declare Sheen to have “a rap sheet almost as long as his list of film credits.”
Sheen has also been active in anti-genocide and pro-immigrant causes, as well as in the environmental movement. In 2010, he told a crowd of young people, “While acting is what I do for a living, activism is what I do to stay alive.” In a 1963 episode of “The Outer Limits,” he portrayed an astronaut of the future wearing a breast patch that read “UE. Unified Earth.”
After serving at the Defense Department and the State Department, Ellsberg returned to the RAND Corporation in 1967, where he worked on the top-secret study of U.S. decision-making in Vietnam that would become known as “the Pentagon Papers.” Ellsberg gave a copy of the 7,000-page study to the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in 1969, and two years later gave it to 19 newspapers including the New York Times and the Washington Post. Ellsberg was charged with 12 felony counts, but the trial was dismissed on grounds of governmental misconduct against him. That led to the convictions of several White House aides and figured in the impeachment proceedings against President Richard Nixon.
Since the end of the Vietnam War, Ellsberg has been a lecturer, writer, and activist on the dangers of the nuclear era, wrongful U.S. interventions, and the urgent need for patriotic whistleblowing. He is a Senior Fellow of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation.
Ellsberg is the author of "Secrets: A Memoir of Vietnam and the Pentagon Papers" and "The Doomsday Machine: Confessions of a Nuclear War Planner." He is also the recipient of the Right Livelihood Award and the Olof Palme Prize.
the president of Physicians for Social Responsibility in the U.S. from 1978-1983, and in 1985, International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War, which she helped create, was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. (Caldicott herself was nominated for the prize that year by Linus Pauling.) Caldicott has been awarded more than 20 honorary doctoral degrees as well as the Australian Peace Prize.
Rick is the co-creator of the annual 11 Days of Global Unity - 11 Ways to Change the World September 11th through September 21st, the International Day of Peace. In 2004, We, The World brought together global partners to launch 11 Days of Global Unity, which has become a worldwide platform for the promotion of peace, justice, sustainability and transformation that annually includes as many as 700 associated events in over 60 countries. Supporters and participants include: Desmond Tutu, Jane Goodall, Deepak Chopra, Bill McKibben, Marianne Williamson, Ralph Nader, Amy Goodman, Daniel Ellsberg, Hazel Henderson, Patch Adams, Eve Ensler, Jamie Margolin, Arun Gandhi, Riane Eisler, Robert Thurman, Barbara Marx Hubbard and many others.
Rick is a member of the Evolutionary Leaders Circle, a project of the Source of Synergy Foundation.
Rick has worked with Nonviolent Communication (NVC) since 2004 and has been an NVC workshop facilitator with the New York Center for Nonviolent Communication. He has participated in many workshops led by internationally acclaimed mediator and creator of NVC Marshall Rosenberg who joined the Advisory Board of We, The World.
Rick Ulfik is also an award-winning composer and keyboard player who has written, arranged, produced and orchestrated music for ABC TV, NBC, CBS, the Olympics, feature films, commercials, records, and has performed with Queen Latifah, Phoebe Snow, Carlos Santana, Bernadette Peters, and Judy Collins.
Rick serves every year as an Emmy Awards judge for News, Documentaries, and Music.