Marc Batac

Marc Batac 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.

He is currently the Programmes Manager of the Initiatives for International Dialogue (IID), a regional peace building and advocacy institution promoting human security, democratization and self-determination in Southeast Asia. IID was a key and active mover in the solidarity movement for Timor Leste from 1994 until its independence, and in the solidarity movement for Myanmar/Burma’s democratization from 1995 to this day. In the past years, IID has accompanied its partners in the minoritized and indigenous peoples communities in engaging with the Bangsamoro peace process in Southern Philippines, and the peace process between the Philippine government and the communist armed movement.

Concurrently he is the Regional Liaison officer of Global Partnership for the Prevention of Armed Conflict (GPPAC) – Southeast Asia, anchoring its members’ joint advocacy and campaigns on inclusive peace processes and conflict transformation within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and in focus areas like Myanmar/Burma, Southern Thailand and West Papua.

A believer in the transformative power of people-to-people solidarity and locally-led peacebuilding, he has involved himself in founding, steering or advising several networks and organisations between South-South and South-North peoples. He is part of the Generation Peace Youth Network, Network of Young Democratic Asians (NOYDA), the Security Policy Alternatives Network (SPAN), and Peace Direct’s Global Advisory Council, among others.

Dr. LisaLinda Natividad

Dr. Lisa Linda Natividad is a Professor of Social Work at the University of Guam.  She 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 championed the exposure of the human rights violations against her people and homeland Guahan, which is a military colony of the United States.  She has spoken globally on the topics of demilitarization, decolonization, and the critical role women play in the creation of safe and thriving communities.  Dr. Natividad has presented interventions on the halting of the massive military build-up on Guahan before the United Nations Fourth Committee, Decolonization Committee, and the Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues.  She is a former member of the Guam Decolonization Commission and has spoken on these issues in Japan, the Philippines, the Untied States, Norway, Ecuador, Fiji, and other countries.  Dr. Natividad joined the IPB Council in March 2021.

Eskil M. Grav

Eskil 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.

Dr Jenny Clegg

Dr Jenny Clegg, activist, researcher, writer; long serving member of CND National Council and International Advisory Group; member of Stop the War Standing Committee; former senior lecturer in international studies at the University of Central Lancashire, UK.

I have a specialist interest in China and the Asia Pacific and have followed developments in the region for many years. I have contributed to CND’s international work over the years, speaking at local, national and international events and producing reports and policy recommendations. These have included briefings on NATO and Asia and on the Korean nuclear crisis. I also speak regularly for StWC. I have produced numbers of articles, both academic and popular, to journals and newspapers including Journal of Contemporary Politics, Spokesman, Counterpunch, Tribune, and the Morning Star.

Oleg Viktorovich Bodrov

Oleg Viktorovich Bodrov – engineer-physicist, environmentalist, member of the Council of IPB, chairman of the Public Council of the South Coast of the Gulf of Finland, St. Petersburg, Russia.

One of the leaders of the Russian peace, environmental protection and nuclear safety movements. In coalition with partners from the Baltic Sea countries is working to reduce the level of confrontation between NATO and Russia in the Baltic.

One of the organizers of the campaign “The Baltic Sea – the sea of peace, peace among people and environmental protection!

The author of reports at international anti-war conferences in Helsinki, Paris, New York, Hiroshima, Nagasaki. Producer of documentaries on the consequences of nuclear weapons production and “peaceful nuclear energy, which are translated into English, German and Japanese. Promotes safe decommissioning of nuclear power plants based on world best practices and democratic participation of authorities, the nuclear industry and the public.

Tamara Lorincz

Tamara Lorincz is a PhD candidate in Global Governance at the Balsillie School for International Affairs at Wilfrid Laurier University. She has a Masters in International Politics & Security Studies from the University of Bradford and a Law degree and MBA specializing in environmental law and management from Dalhousie University. Continue reading “Tamara Lorincz”