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List of Speakers

List of Speakers 2022

Below is the list of speakers from the 2022 Peace & Planet International Conference. Sharing Analysis & Strategies, Developing Actions to Address the Worlds Increasingly Dangerous Disorder Peace & Planet’s July 30, 2022 Conference took place at the Unitarian Church of All Souls in New York City. It aimed at providing a forum for the … Read more

Archive: Comprehensive Annual CPDCS Report 2020

This report summarizes work done in the Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security’s 2020 fiscal year. Except as noted otherwise, the work was done by Joseph Gerson, CPDCS president. ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT CPDCS is now fully independent, with 501c3 charitable status from the IRS and Massachusetts state authorities.  Our data base includes 10,200 contacts in … Read more

Oleg Bodrov: A Message of Peace and Solidarity from the Russian Coast of the Baltic Sea


New York, July 30, 2022 North-West Russia Peace Movement, Public Council of the Southern Coast of the Gulf of Finland, Sosnovy Bor, St Petersburg, Russia, e-mail: Dear participants of the conference! Thank you to the International Network Peace & Planet for the invitation and the opportunity to talk to you from the shores of … Read more

The European Left, Global NATO, and the Crack in Everything


In his Common Security article, Joseph Gerson has shared important lessons  taken from peace conferences and events across Asia and Europe, about NATO as a global alliance, and his thoughts about how we begin to address the interrelated threats to democracy, of escalating great power confrontations and climate change.

In the Spirit of Chinngis Khan: Mongolian Independence, and Its Nuclear Weapons
Free Zone

CPDCS’s Joseph Gerson was invited to speak at Blue Banner’s international conference in Mongolia. His article describes the role of Mongolia’s nuclear weapons free-zone to its centuries-long efforts to remain independent of both China and Russia. It also reflects discussions with Vladimir Ivanov, a Russian scholar based in Moscow. We don’t often think in terms … Read more