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* PNND Staff and Coordinators include a range of experts working part-time or pro bono (unpaid) for PNND alongside their other professional commitments.

Alyn Ware
Global Coordinator, PNND

Alyn Ware is the Global Coordinator of Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament. He also serves as the International Representative of the Peace Foundation, Director of Aotearoa Lawyers for Peace, Consultant at Large 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 on the international boards of a number of other organizations including the Global Campaign for Peace Education, Abolition 2000 and the Middle Powers Initiative, and was also the UN Coordinator for the World Court Project.


Jonathan Granoff
President, Global Security Institute

Jonathan Granoff, President of the Global Security Institute, is also Co-Chair of the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Nuclear Nonproliferation and Senior Advisor to National Security Committee of the International Law Section of the American Bar Association. He serves on numerous governing and advisory boards including the Global Dialogue Institute, Middle Powers Initiative, Jane Goodall Institute, and the Bipartisan Security Group. Mr. Granoff is both a Member of the World Wisdom Council and a Fellow of the World Academy of Arts and Sciences, and has represented the International Peace Bureau at the Nobel Peace Laureate Summits in Rome every year since 2002. He received his Baccalaureate degree, Cum Laude, from Vassar College and Juris Doctorate from Rutgers University School of Law.

Rhianna Tyson Kreger
Senior Officer, Global Security Institute

Rhianna Tyson Kreger is a Senior Officer for the Global Security Institute. Before coming to GSI, Rhianna was the Project Manager of the Reaching Critical Will project of the Women's International League for Peace and Freedom, United Nations Office, where she coordinated civil society efforts at disarmament fora of the United Nations.  Her writings have been published in Disarmament Forum, the quarterly publication of the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), The IAEA Bulletin, the flagship publication of the International Atomic Energy Agency and others.

Previously, Rhianna was an intern with the Arms Control Association in Washington, D.C., and with the Society for International Development in Rome.  Rhianna holds an MSc with distinction in Global Politics from the London School of Economics, and a BA in Gender and International Relations from Hampshire College, Amherst, Massachusetts.


Mayra Gomez
Senior Programme Officer, PNND

Mayra Gomez is Senior Programme Officer for Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament (PNND).  She has advocated the adoption and promotion of the Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and denounced the effects of uranium mining on Life and Indigenous Peoples. She previously held posts as the International Media Liaison for the Bolivian government and Outreach Coordinator for the United Nations Foundation. She was born in La Paz, Bolivia and presently resides in Aotearoa, New Zealand. She speaks English, French and Spanish with fluency, has working knowledge of Portuguese, Italian and some German. She is applying herself to learning more Te Reo and mastering her native Aymara.

She holds a Masters in Pacific International Affairs from the University of California with expertise in International Environmental Policy and Latin America as Regional Area of Concentration and has also studied Human Rights and Latin American Studies at the University of Sorbonne, France.

Xanthe Hall
PNND Coordinator - Germany

Xanthe Hall has been involved in the anti-nuclear movement for many years. She has volunteered and worked for Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) in the UK. She has organised demonstrations and non-violent direct actions at bases hosting US nuclear weapons (Greenham Common, Molesworth, Alconbury). In 1992 she became the international campaigner for IPPNW and in 1995 she co-founded the Abolition 2000 Global Network for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons. She is presently a member of the Abolition Global Council and Country Contact for the Middle Powers Initiative. She is also the nuclear weapons expert and programme coordinator of the German affiliate of IPPNW.

Lisa Clark
PNND Coordinator - Italy

Lisa Pelletti Clark, a professional interpreter, is the Vice-President of Italian peace and disarmament NGO 'Beati i costruttori di pace', and serves on the Steering Committees of Tavola della Pacem and the Italian Disarmament Network. Lisa lived in Sarajevo during the Bosnian war in the 1990s, and has spent time in other parts of Bosnia and Kosovo, working with nonviolent movements promoting peace and reconciliation. Lisa has served as election and human rights observer in Palestine, Albania, Chiapas, and was the coordinator of the civil society election monitoring mission to the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2006. In 2007-2008 she coordinated the Italian campaign 'For a Future Without Nuclear Weapons', which submitted draft legislation to Italian Parliament aimed at declaring Italy a nuclear-weapon-free State. She is a member of Abolition 2000 Global Council and a 2020 Vision Campaigner with Mayors for Peace.

Jean-Marie Collin
PNND Coordinator - France

Jean-Marie Collin is an independent consultant working on national security issues in France. His area of expertise covers French nuclear weapons, nuclear proliferation, NATO, Arms Control, Environment and Security and cluster bombs. He has published numerous articles and reports on this subject. Previously, he has worked with several other non-governmental groups (Greenpeace, Handicap International) and American and European think-tanks, including International Panel on Fissile Materials and the Research and Information Group on Peace and Security.

Rob van Riet
PNND Coordinator - United Kingdom

Rob van Riet graduated Cum Laude with an M.A. in Public International Law from the University of Amsterdam in September 2008. In his final thesis, he examined whether US domestic law could be invoked extraterritorially to curb corporate sponsored human rights abuses in China. After graduation, he interned at the Permanent Mission of the
Netherlands to UNESCO in Paris, where he worked on a variety of issues including protection of cultural heritage during armed conflict, water security, freedom of speech and the safety of journalists. Rob coordinates the World Future Council Disarmament Programme.

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Mona Makhamreh
PNND Coordinator - Arab countries

Mona Makhrameh (Jordan) is a lawyer, human rights activist and environmental campaigner. She holds a Master's degree in Mediation and Conflict Resolution. She comes from a family of parliamentarians and business people. She has been involved with campaigns for a Middle East Free of Nuclear Weapons and other Weapons of Mass Destruction, and has been an adviser to both the Peace Boat and the International Campaign for the Abolition of Nuclear Weapons.

Dr. Hiromichi Umebayashi
PNND Coordinator - East Asia

Dr. Umebayashi is the Special Advisor, Former President & Founder of Peace Depot Inc., Japan. He is a PhD holder in the field of Applied Solid State Physics from Tokyo University. After resigning from teaching in a university in 1980, he became a fulltime campaigner and researcher for peace, disarmament and human rights issues. He is the Editor in Chief of bi-weekly periodical “Nuclear Weapon & Test Monitor” (in Japanese) and the Supervising Editor of the Year Book “Nuclear Disarmament & Peace -- for Citizens and Local Authorities” (in Japanese). He won the Peace Prize of Peace Studies Association of Japan in 2008.

Matt Robson
PNND Coordinator - South-East Asia

Matt Robson is a lawyer, former parliamentarian and former teacher. He currently has law practices in Bangkok (Thailand) and Auckland (New Zealand) and commutes between the two. During his time as a parliamentarian Matt served as the Minister for Disarmament and Arms Control, Associate Minister for Foreign Affairs, Minister for Courts, Minister of Corrections and Minister responsible for Overseas Development Aid. Matt also serves on the Board of Aotearoa Lawyers for Peace. He has an LLB focusing on indigenous law and colonization, and has studied international law at the International Court of Justice in the Hague. Matt dabbles in foreign languages including Dutch, Spanish, Thai and English.

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Josefin Lind
PNND Coordinator - Sweden

Josefin Lind is working for Swedish Physicians against Nuclear Weapons (SLMK), affiliate of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), is the contact person for ICAN in Sweden and is volunteering for the Women’s League for Peace and Freedom, WILPF. Josefin has a degree in Peace- and conflict studies including gender studies and project management. Her goal is to see a vivid disarmament movement in Sweden and that Sweden will again be the proud disarmament country it once was.

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Jana Jedlicková
PNND Coordinator – Central Europe

Jana Jedlicková is based in Prague, Czech Republic. She is a peace campaigner, spokesperson of the Czech branch of the international humanist organisation World without Wars and Violence and coordinator of its nuclear abolition campaign. From 2007 to 2009 she was engaged in a popular nonviolent movement opposing installation of a foreign military base in the Czech Republic. In 2009 she co-organized the Czech part of the World March for Peace and Nonviolence.

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Lars Gaupset
PNND Coordinator – Norway

Lars is the executive director of No to Nuclear Weapons, and has been part of the nuclear disarmament movement in Norway for the past ten years. Gaupset has previously worked for UNHCR, the Development Fund and Norwegian Organization for Asylum-Seekers (NOAS).

He holds a MBA in Peace and Conflict Studies from the University of Oslo, and has studied at the institute for political studies (Science Po) in Lyon. In addition to his work for No to Nuclear Weapons, he is also a board member of the Green Party in Norway, which is a member of the European Green Party (EGP).

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Baria Ahmar
PNND Coordinator – Lebanon and Assistant Coordinator for Arab Countries

Baria Ahmar is a reporter and media consultant from Lebanon. She has worked as a consultant for the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia, the host of the live talk show Challenges on Tele Lumiere, a reporter for the Prestige Magazine and Annahar Newspaper, and currently works part-time as a reporter for CNN Arabic. Baria has graduate degrees in international affairs, education, religious studies and media. She has won a number of awards including the Best article in the Arabic press”-Women rights, a political issue- granted by (CAWTAR) the UN Center for Arab Women for Training and Research.

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Hamish Drummond
PNND Australia Program Assistant

Hamish has worked with the Humanitarian Crisis Hub assisting the South Sudanese Diaspora communities of Australia to reach polling stations during the recent referendum that saw the birth of an independent Republic of South Sudan. Hamish has also worked with the Centre for Peace-Building and Reconciliation, a Sri Lankan based organisation working to foster pluralism through inter-faith dialogues and multi-ethnic youth programs. Hamish has completed both a Bachelor of Arts (Politics and Legal Studies) and a Master of Arts (International Relations) where he specialised in conflict and strategic issues. Hamish has always had an interest in limiting the recourse to war and became interested in the politics of nuclear weapons when studying the Cold War and the concept of brinksmanship.