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Long time peace activist, former senior engineer in Silicon Valley computer industry, President Assocition of World Citizens, citizen diplomat

Background Information


Served as president or chairperson of several peace-related organizations over a 40-year period.  This includes the Association of World Citizens, which is 30-year old international organization with NGO status at the United Nations.


Author of over 200 published articles on peace-related issues.  Main author of two disarmament resolutions signed by 51 Nobel Laureates and accepted by the United Nations Disarmament Department.  Main author of the 2001 Taipei Peace Declaration signed by over 400,000 people and presented to United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan.


Chairperson of nine peace conferences or commissions held in San Francisco, New York, Paris, Tokyo, Osaka, Taipei, and at the United Nations NGO conference.  Hosted over 300-radio shows broadcast over Radio for Peace International.


Traveled widely on peace-related activities, including six Citizen Diplomacy trips to the Soviet Union in the 1980s as a speaker on the Volga Peace Cruises.  Initiated the joint U.S./USSR nuclear disarmament demonstration and rally held in 1983 in Moscow’s Gorky Park.


Wrote and presented World Citizen Awards to former United Nations Assistant-Secretary-General Robert Muller, The Reverend Jesse Jackson, San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown Jr., and Colonel Stanislav Petrov that has resulted in a movie being made of his life that is entitled:  “The Man Who Saved the World.”  The movie will be released to movie theaters around September 2007.


During this same period worked full-time as a senior engineer/manager in commercial Silicon Valley corporations, with the longest period at Apple Computer.  Main activity was designing, equipping, and managing failure analysis/technology assessment laboratories.  Specialized in transmission and scanning electron microscopy and won several scientific photography prizes, including a national scientific convention first prize photograph that was exhibited in the New York Museum of Modern Art for three months.


Recipient of the Albert Einstein Peace Award from the International Association of Educators for World Peace, the Lifetime Achievement Peace Award from the Federation of World Peace and Love, and several other peace awards.


Married 40 yeas.  Education at San Jose City College, San Jose State University, and Stanford University. 

Birth Place
Creede, CO USA

Albert Einstein Peace Award from the Interntional Association of Educators for World Peace; The Lifetime Achievement Award for Love and Peace from the Federation of World Peace and Love

Additional Information

Chairperson of eight interntional peace meetings; author of over 250 published articles and letters, author of Looking for Square Two - Moving from War & Violence to Global Community ISBN 1589823575

Contact Information
Association of World Citizens
55 New Montgomery Street Suite 224
San Francisco CA 94105  
Contact Author: Douglas Mattern

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