Joseph Gerson is Executive Director of the Campaign for Peace, Disarmament and Common Security and Vice-President of the International Peace Bureau, a Nobel Peace Prize recipient organization. He organizes and educates at local, national and international levels for peaceful and just alternatives to U.S. foreign and military policies, concentrating on great power tensions, nuclear weapons abolition, the impacts of U.S. foreign military bases, and Pentagon spending.
He serves as Vice-President of the International Peace Bureau, co-convenes the Peace & Planet international network and is a member of the No to NATO/No to War steering committee. He is recently returned from the World Conference against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs in Hiroshima and Nagasaki and an IPB delegation to Okinawa and the British Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament’s International Conference in London.
His books include Empire and the Bomb: How the US Uses Nuclear Weapons to Dominate the World, The Sun Never Sets…Confronting the Network of U.S. Foreign Military Bases, and With Hiroshima Eyes: Atomic War, Nuclear Extortion and Moral Imagination. This summer and fall, Common Dreams and Truthout carried his articles about the crisis with North Korea, the Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty, and the Endless War in Afghanistan.