About

The Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security (“CPDCS”) advocates for peace and nuclear disarmament within a framework of common security among nations. Our priorities include working for nuclear weapons abolition and common security diplomacy among all nations, especially the great powers, to prevent wars, end global warming, and address other global challenges.

Founded in 2017, CPDCS serves as a bridge between peace and nuclear disarmament movements in the U.S., Asia, and Europe and employs an organizing strategy that centers on the experiences and leadership of the preeminent voices in the global peace movements. To this end, CPDCS produces resources, organizes conferences and forums, and provides speakers on these and the related subjects of nonproliferation, climate change, and global racism.

Our program work includes:

Lead organizer of Two Minutes to Midnight conference in New York City that featured speakers including Sergio DuarteDaniel EllsbergChristine HongZia MianNoam Chomsky and Medea Benjamin.

Learn more about Intersectional Working Meeting. Published articles on U.S.-North Korean relations, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Doomsday Clock announcement, the nuclear challenges of the Trump era, and NATO. In addition, President and CEO Joseph Gerson has had several Lecture & Speaking engagements including: Keynote speaker, World Conference against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs Shizoka

Hiroshima and Bikini Day commemorations

Dr. Gerson has brought his important message to Brussels, a speaking tour in Australia, and to the Randall Forsberg Conference at Cornell University. In the US, he has spoken in cities including, Philadelphia and New York, and in small towns in Massachusetts: Bedford, Belmont, and Chatham.

Lastly, Dr. Gerson is an active participant in the International Peace Bureau, Korea Peace Network, Massachusetts Peace Action Nuclear Disarmament Working Group, and the founding meeting of the new European Nuclear Disarmament Network.

Funding for CPDCS initially came from individuals. Contributions were made to establish the organization, to fund its initial programming, to develop a strong local and regional base, and to reinforce our international partnerships. We depend on contributions from committed individuals and, as appropriate, foundations. Please donate early and often.