IPB Board, Council and Staff Members

At the Triennial Assembly held in Ghent on October 15 2022, a new group of IPB officials was elected.

BOARD MEMBERS OF IPB

Corazon Valdez Fabros – Co-President

Corazon Valdez Fabros, elected Co-President of IPB in 2022, is a core member of thematic circle on Peace and Security both at the civil society process at Asia-Europe Peoples Forum and the ASEAN Civil Society Conference- ASEAN Peoples Forum. ...

Philipp Jennings – Co-President

Philip Jennings was re-elected Co-President of the IPB in October 2022 and currently serves his second term. He spent over 40 years first in the UK and then the global trade union movement where he occupied key leadership positions for 30 years. ...

Lucas Wirl – Treasurer

Lucas Wirl, council member of IPB since 2013 and Treasurer of IPB since 2019, studied Sociology, Peace and Conflict Studies and Anglistics at Philipps University of Marburg and Marquette University. After interning with Peace Action Wisconsin he became an organizer of the NATO Protest Actions around the NATO Summit in Strasbourg and Kehl in 2009 … Continue reading "Lucas Wirl – Treasurer" ...

Arielle Denis – Vice President

Arielle Denis was elected Vice President of IPB in October 2022. With a University background of International and Strategic Affairs, Arielle Denis was first a journalist and an activist on peace and disarmament issues. She published books, articles as well as several movies especially on conflicts issues. ...

Alain Rouy – Vice President

Alain Rouy has been elected Vice President of IPB in October 2022 and is a former board member (2019-2022). Peace activist, representative of french Appel des Cent against nuclear weapons and currently national secretary of Mouvement de la Paix, executive secretary of International Association of Educators for Peace and IAEP-delegate at UNESCO, co-chair French Teachers … Continue reading "Alain Rouy – Vice President" ...

Steven Staples – Vice President

Steven Staples has been elected Vice President of IPB in October 2022 and is a former board member (2019-2022). He is currently the National Director of Policy and Advocacy of the Canadian Health Coalition, an accomplished policy and research strategist, published author, and award-winning peace and social justice advocate with over 25 years of experience … Continue reading "Steven Staples – Vice President" ...

Yayoi Tsuchida – Board Member

Yayoi Tsuchida has been elected as IPB board member in October 2022. She has worked at the Japan Council against Atomic and Hydrogen Bombs (Gensuikyo) since more than 30 years in different positions. Since 2006, she serves as the Assistant General Secretary of Gensuikyo. Before that, she has been working at the League of Arab … Continue reading "Yayoi Tsuchida – Board Member" ...

Sooyoung Hwang – Board Member

Sooyoung Hwang was elected as board member of IPB in October 2022. Sooyoung has worked in the field of peace and disarmament for many years. She is currently the Secretary General of the Korea Peace Appeal, a peace campaign to end the Korean war. Furthermore she is the Manager of the Center for Peace and … Continue reading "Sooyoung Hwang – Board Member" ...

Kitwe Mulunda Guy – Board Member

Kitwe Mulunda Guy has been elected as IPB board member in October 2022. He holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Social Work and has worked on many scientific publications on social, psychological and historical aspects of human rights violations. He is a Senior Lecturer (Professor) in Humanities and Social Sciences at the CPU, South … Continue reading "Kitwe Mulunda Guy – Board Member" ...

Raza Shah Khan – Board Member

Raza Shah Khan has been elected as IPB board member in October 2022. He has more than 25 years of experience in the field of peace and disarmament. Raza has a master’s degree in Peacebuilding from Conventry University in the UK and has worked on several humanitarian disarmament campaigns, e.g. the International Campaign to Ban … Continue reading "Raza Shah Khan – Board Member" ...

Oleg Bodrov – Board Member

Oleg V. Bodrov is an engineer-physicist, environmentalist, former member of the Council of IPB, chairman of the Public Council of the South Coast of the Gulf of Finland, St. Petersburg, Russia. He was elected as IPB board member in October 2022. One of the leaders of the Russian peace, environmental protection and nuclear safety movements. … Continue reading "Oleg Bodrov – Board Member" ...

Dr. Lisa Linda Natividad – Board Member

Dr. Lisa Linda Natividad has been elected as IPB board member in October 2022. She is a Professor of Social Work at the University of Guam. Lisa is also the primary convener of the Guahan Coalition for Peace and Justice and a founding member of I Hagan Famalao’an Guahan.   She is an indigenous CHamoru who has … Continue reading "Dr. Lisa Linda Natividad – Board Member" ...

Kate Hudson – Board Member

Kate Hudson has been elected as IPB board member in October 2022. Kate is currently General Secretary of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND). She have held that post since 2010 and prior to that she was Chair of CND from 2003 to 2010. Before employment with CND, she was Head of Social and Policy … Continue reading "Kate Hudson – Board Member" ...

Emily Rubino – Board Member

Emily Rubino has been involved with Peace Action New York state in various capacities for the past three years, and is currently the Executive Director. She has been IPB council member since 2020 and was elected as board member in October 2022. ...

Binalakshmi Nepram – Board Member

Binalakshmi “Bina” Nepram born in Manipur Nation currently located in India’s Northeast region next to Myanmar is an indigenous scholar, published author and civil rights activist spearheading work on making women-led peace, and disarmament meaningful to our lives. She is an author of five books, her two most recent being “Where are our Women in … Continue reading "Binalakshmi Nepram – Board Member" ...

Etienne De Jonghe – Board Member

Etienne De Jonghe was the secretary-general of Pax Christi International for almost 30 years (1978-2007) and currently serves his second term as board member of the IPB. He has engaged in bridgebuilding with various faith communities, including the Catholic Church and the Russian Orthodox Church. ...

Dr. Enkhsaikhan Jargalsaikhan – Board Member

Dr. Enkhsaikhan Jargalsaikhan is an international lawyer and served at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia, represented his country in Austria and at the United Nations. He was re-elected as board member of IPB in October 2022. ...

Jordi Calvo – Board Member

Jordi Calvo has a PhD in peace, conflicts and development. Economist and peace culture, disarmament and defense economy researcher. He is the coordinator of the Centre Delàs and armed conflicts, defense economy and cooperation lecturer (UJI, URL, UOC). ...

Aslak Storaker- Board Member

Aslak Storaker has been elected as IPB board member in October 2022. He workes as a librarian in Tvedestrand, Norway and has been involved in the Norwegian peace movement since 2001. Aslak has a bachelor’s degree in Histor and was a member of the International Committee of The Red Party from 2014 to 2021. He … Continue reading "Aslak Storaker- Board Member" ...

Annette Brownlie- Board Member

Annette Brownlie has been elected as board member of IPB in October 2022. She has been very actively involved in the peace movement for over 40 years. She participated in the People for Nuclear Disarmament (PND), a movement which developed during the last nuclear threat peak in early 1980, as well as in the climate … Continue reading "Annette Brownlie- Board Member" ...

Ernest Gibson Kpordotsi – Board Member

Ernest Gibson Kpordotsi has been elected as board member of IPB in October 2022. He currently is co-founder and Director of Programs and Projects at the Bureau of African Peace in Ghana. Before that, he was Yes Abroad Programs Coordinator at the Intercultural Exchange Program as well as Director of Operations at the Ghana United … Continue reading "Ernest Gibson Kpordotsi – Board Member" ...

Angelo Cardona – Board Member

Angelo Cardona has been elected as board member of IPB in October 2022 after his term as council member (2019-2022). He is a peace and disarmament activist. He is considered one of the leading figures of pacifism in Colombia for his fight for the implementation of the Peace Agreement signed by the guerilla FARC and … Continue reading "Angelo Cardona – Board Member" ...

COUNCIL MEMBERS OF IPB

Sharon Dolev – Council Member

Sharon Dolev was elected as IPB Council Member in October, 2022. She is a peace and human rights activist with a focus on eradicating nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction from the Middle East through innovative policy, education, advocacy and activism. She is the founder and director of the Israeli Disarmament Movement (IDM), the … Continue reading "Sharon Dolev – Council Member" ...

Amela Skiljan – Council Member

Amela Skiljan has been re-elected as IPB council member in October 2022. She is currently pursuing her phD on EU Arms Export Controls at the University of Bremen, Germany. She holds an L.L.M. in European and International Law and is working as Financial Coordinator at the European Network of Scientists for Social and Environmental Responsibility … Continue reading "Amela Skiljan – Council Member" ...

Marc Batac – Council Member

Marc Batac was re-elected as IPB council member in October 2022. He is an activist, peacebuilder and organizer based in the Philippines. He focuses on the practice and study of contentious politics, asymmetric conflict, violence and peace processes, authoritarianism and militarism, and non-violent direct action and social movements in Southeast Asia. Marc is currently the Programme Manager  … Continue reading "Marc Batac – Council Member" ...

Amani Aruri – Council Member

Amani Aruri has been elected as IPB council member in October 2022. Amani has developed skills and capacities in the fields of social transformation, community activism, human rights, peace and security, advocacy, national dialogue and peace mediation to advance gender equality, economic wellbeing, social justice and human rights agendas at the national, regional and global … Continue reading "Amani Aruri – Council Member" ...

Eskil M. Grav – Council Member

Eskil Grav has been re-elected as IPB council member in October 2022. He is a member of the IPB family,  and active in the fields of peacebuilding and disarmament. He has past experience working in community and peacebuilding activities in both Tanzania and Lebanon, and a has a background in Human Security Theory. Eskil is … Continue reading "Eskil M. Grav – Council Member" ...

Asya Maruket- Council Member

Asya Maruket has been elected as IPB council member in October 2022. She is an experienced psychologist and activist from Russia, who since 2011 has been active in the fields of human rights, democratic values, peace and non-violent communication aiming at a more peaceful country through cooperation and cultural exchange. She holds a Bachelor degree … Continue reading "Asya Maruket- Council Member" ...

Baroness Dayon Ako-Adounvo – Council Member

Baroness Dayon Ako-Adounvo has been elected as IPB council member in October 2022. She has a background in biology and sales & business organization, airport operations and marketing. She is the founder and leader of the International Education Connect Agency which supports capacity building for the socio-economic development in Ghana and Sub-Saharan regions and promotes … Continue reading "Baroness Dayon Ako-Adounvo – Council Member" ...

Cyrille Rolande Bechon – Council Member

Cyrille Rolande Bechon has been elected as IPB council member in October 2022. She holds a master degree in Human Rights and the Rule of Law and is a PhD student in the field of law. She has been working at NDH-Cameroon since 2003, and thus has a total of about 15 years of experience in … Continue reading "Cyrille Rolande Bechon – Council Member" ...

Tord Björk – Council Member

Tord Björk was elected as IPB council member in October 2022. He is currently Coordinator of the FoE Sweden EU committee and member of the peace committee and the farmer and indigenous committee. ...

Surender Singh Rajpurohit – Council Member

Surender Singh Rajpurohit has been re-elected as IPB council member in October 2022. Surender Singh has a background in commerce and focuses onemployment opportunities, empowering women, and  social responsibility towards non-violence to bring peace among nations. He is the Director Founder of Gundecha Corporate Services Pvt. Limited since 2008 and Catax Solutions Pvt. Limited since … Continue reading "Surender Singh Rajpurohit – Council Member" ...

Stephan Möhrle – Council Member

Stephan Möhrle has been re-elected as IPB council member in October 2022. e is currently an Assistant Council at the International Criminal Court and the Executive Director of the ArmsInformationCenter since 2015. He has been working in several criminal cases as legal advisor as well as as advisor for the Ministry of Education Baden-Württemberg. He … Continue reading "Stephan Möhrle – Council Member" ...

Tyson Smith Berry Jr. – Council Member

Tyson Smith Berry Jr. has been elected as IPB council member in October 2022. Tyson is currently the Executive Director of 4Kids International. He has over 15 years of work experience in humanitarian and social work including education, child protection, peace-building, governance, health, youth and community development. Furthermore, he has expertise in monitoring and evaluation, demography, … Continue reading "Tyson Smith Berry Jr. – Council Member" ...

A-Young Moon – Council Member

A-Young Moon has been re-elected as IPB council member in October 2022. She is tjhe founder and representative of PEACEMOMO, a non-profit, education specialist organization since 2012. PEACEMOMO translates the language of peace activism into the public education curriculum in order to flatten peace activism to be the default for all. PEACMOMO highlights creating non-teaching, … Continue reading "A-Young Moon – Council Member" ...

Sara Medi Jones – Council Member

Sara Medi Jones has been re-elected as IPB council member in October 2022. She has worked for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) for the past seven years as a campaigner.During this time she has organised numerous demonstrations, including the UK’s largest anti-nuclear protest in a generation in 2016. She has also been involved with … Continue reading "Sara Medi Jones – Council Member" ...

Chloé Meulewaeter – Council Member

Chloé Meulewaeter has been re-elected as IPB council member in October 2022. She is a collaborator of the Centre Delàs of Peace Studies and a PhD student in Peace Culture (UGR, Spain). ...

Yurii Sheliazhenko – Council Member

Yurii Sheliazhenko has been elected as IPB council member in October 2022. Yurii is the Executive Secretary of the Ukrainian Pacifist Movement, board member at the European Bureau for Conscientious Objection, and at the World BEYOND War. Furthermore, he was lecturer and research associate at the Faculty of Law, KROK University in Kyiv, Ukraine, where … Continue reading "Yurii Sheliazhenko – Council Member" ...

Ann Wright – Council Member

Ann Wright has been elected as IPB council member in October 2022. Ann is a retired US Army Colonel and a US diplomat who resigned in 2003 in opposition to the US war on Iraq. As a US diplomat she had served in US Embassies in Nicaragua, Grenada, Somalia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Sierra Leone, Micronesia, Afghanistan and … Continue reading "Ann Wright – Council Member" ...

STAFF MEMBERS OF IPB

Sean Conner – Executive Director

Sean Conner has been appointed Executive Director of IPB in October 2022. He holds a Bachelors in Intercultural and Critical Communication Studies from the State University of New York at Geneseo and a Masters in Intercultural Conflict Management from the Alice Salomon Hochschule. ...

Theo V. S. Ferreira

Theo Valois Souza Ferreira holds a Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from the Universidade Federal de Uberlândia (UFU-Brazil), and a Master’s degree in International Relations and European Studies from the Universidade de Évora (Portugal), with intern stays at the Instituto de la Paz y los Conflictos (UGR-Granada, Spain) and at the Department of Peace and … Continue reading "Theo V. S. Ferreira" ...

Alessandra Fontanella

Alessandra Fontanella joined IPB as Assistant Coordinator in September, 2022. She is currently working towards an MA in International Cooperation at the University of Turin, Italy and is focusing her research on food insecurity and conflict.  Alessandra holds a BA in Foreign Languages and an MA in International Relations. Previously, she has worked in ethical … Continue reading "Alessandra Fontanella" ...

Mia Wallis

Mia Wallis joined the IPB as Assistant Coordinator in September 2022. Mia holds a Bachelor in Political Science and History from the Pennsylvania State University. Mia’s studies, while broad and well-rounded, heavily focused on civil liberties, international relations, international law, globalization, and the widespread threat of fascism. As an Assistant Coordinator for IPB, Mia seeks … Continue reading "Mia Wallis" ...

Nina Engelbracht

Nina Engelbracht has joined IPB as Assistant Coordinator in April 2022. She holds a Bachelor in Business Administration & Economics from University of Hohenheim and a Master in Political Sciences from Heidelberg University. She further works as a conflict researcher on the intrastate conflict in Azerbaijan (Nagorno-Karabkh) at the Heidelberg Institute for International Conflict Research … Continue reading "Nina Engelbracht" ...

Quique Sánchez

Quique Sánchez holds a bachelor in Political Science and a master’s degree in International Peace, Conflict and Development Studies. His career, activism and research are dedicated to peacebuilding, human rights and social and environmental justice. ...

Reiner Braun

Reiner Braun is the former Executive Director and Co-President of IPB. He studied German Literature, History and Journalism. Since 1982, he has been actively involved in the Peace Movement, working in the office of the “Krefelder Appeal” against new nuclear weapons in Europe. He was the Executive Director for Scientists for Peace and Sustainability for several years … Continue reading "Reiner Braun" ...