President Global Security Institute
Mr. Jonathan Granoff, President of the Global Security Institute, is an international lawyer who serves as a Special Representative to the United Nations for the Permanent Secretariat of the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates. He is 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.