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Eliminating Nuclear Weapons

Jonathan Granoff

As the President of the Global Security Institute, Jonathan Granoff has dedicated his career to global elimination of nuclear weapons. His lectures and influence emphasize the legal, ethical and spiritual dimensions of human development, peace and security. He sits down with Deepak Chopra to shares interesting stories that have shaped his advocacy efforts over the last decade.

30:47 | 2014

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About Jonathan Granoff

Jonathan Granoff, an international lawyer, serves as a Special Representative to the United Nations for the Permanent Secretariat of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates. He is the President of the Global Security Institute, Chair of the Task Force on Nuclear Nonproliferation of the International Law Section of the American Bar Association, and Ambassador for Peace and Security of the Parliament of the World’s Religions. He focuses his advocacy efforts on the legal, moral, political and spiritual dimensions of peace with a particular emphasis on the rule of law and the elimination of nuclear weapons.

An award-winning screenwriter, he is a widely published scholar and serves on numerous advisory and governing boards such as the NGO Committee on Disarmament, Peace and Security at the UN, Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy, Middle Powers Initiative, Parliamentarians for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament, and the Jane Goodall Institute. He is a Fellow in the World Academy of Arts and Science and recipient of numerous awards such as the Arthur E. Armitage, Sr. Distinguished Alumni Award of Rutgers University School of Law. He has represented the Nobel Laureate organization the International Peace Bureau at Summits and was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2014.

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