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. 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.

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 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.

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 Studies at London South Bank University. By profession she is a historian and has a PhD from the University of London, School of Slavonic and East European Studies.

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 Decision Making on UNSCR 1325” (2016) & “Deepening Democracy, Diversity, Racial and Gender Violence in India” (2019). She currently serves her second term as board member of the IPB.

In 2004, Bina co-founded India’s first civil society organization for conventional disarmament issues, Control Arms Foundation of India. In 2007, Binalakshmi to help over 20,000 women widowed in Manipur due to the armed conflict, Bina launched the Manipur Women Gun Survivor Network. Bina has represented Indian civil society in many peace and disarmament meetings of the United Nations in both Geneva and New York. In 2019, Bina launched the Global Alliance of Indigenous Peoples, Gender Justice and Peace.

Bina is a recipient of Ashoka Fellowship (2010), Dalai Lama Foundation’s WISCOMP Scholar of Peace Award (2008), the Sean MacBride Peace Prize (2010), and the CNN IBN Real Heroes Award (2011), “Women Have Wings” Award from the USA in 2016, Telegraph Newspaper Excellence Awards 2017. Forbes (India) listed Binalakshmi in 24 “Young Minds of India that Matter”. Bina was named in October 2018 along with the 2015 Nobel Literature Laureate from Belarus, Svetlana Alexievich as the winner of Anna Politskovaya Award 2018. Bina was awarded recently with the “International Humanity Award” by Northeast India Biographers Forum in 2019.

Bina joined Columbia University, New York City in August 2017 as a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights and in 2018 she moved to join Connecticut College’s Gender and Women Studies Department & Centre for International Studies and Liberal Arts CISLA as IIE-SRF Scholar-In-Residence. Bina is also currently a fellow of New University in Exile Consortium and lectured widely in several universities in India as well as in the United States including Harvard, Yale, Columbia, Amherst, Duke, Georgetown Law, New School for Social Research, Swarthmore amongst many.

You can follow Bina’s work on twitter @BinaNepram where she has half a million followers. To learn more of her work, have a look on her website www.binalakshminepram.com

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 further has experience in editing books and magazines, writing, translating, proofreading, fact-checking articles as well as organizing and speaking at events. His main political interests are in the field of environmentalism, nuclear disarmament and common security.

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 movement in the early 1990’s-1995. She has further been co-convener of Just Peace Qld from 2001-2015.

She serves as the Independent and Peaceful Australia Network Chairperson of IPAN since 2013, and on the coordinating committee of Just Peace Queensland. Annette is further a co-founder of the Pacific Peace Network.

In these roles she raises public awareness about alternatives to war and the necessity of justice in achieving lasting peace; speaks at public forums, advocates to governments, contributes to consultations and liaises with a large number of peace organisations. Recently Annette has overseen the IPAN-led People’s Inquiry: Exploring the costs and consequences of Australians involved in the US alliance and US-led wars.

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