Global Policy Forum

Past Board Members


(Affiliations that were current when they served)



Margaret Burnham

Professor of Law, Northeastern University Law School
Karen Backus
President, K. Backus & Associates, Inc. Real Estate Consultants
Beverlee Bruce
Program Director, Social Science Research Council
Former Board Chair, Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children

Jo Ern Chen
Legal Department, Bain Capital
Paul Chevigny
Professor of Law, New York University School of Law
erskinechilders Erskine Childers (1929-1996)
Founding Member of Global Policy Forum, Former Senior Advisor, UN Director-General for Development; Secretary General, World Federation of United Nations Associations
ruthsteinkrauss Ruth Steinkraus Cohen (1920-2002)
UN Representative, National Council for International Visitors; former national board member, United Nations Association-USA.


davidcortright David Cortright
President, Fourth Freedom Forum; Visiting Faculty Fellow, Institute for International Peace Studies, Notre Dame University


Devaleena Das Ullah
Assistant General Counsel, American International Companies

Peter J. Davies

Former Representative, Saferworld
Former President, InterAction
Former UN Representative, Oxfam
Clarence J. Dias
President, International Center for Law in Development
Former Faculty Member, Department of Law, University of Bombay
Catherine Dumait-Harper
Former UN Representative, Médecins Sans Frontií¨res
Richard-Falk-File Richard A. Falk
Albert G. Milbank Professor of International Law and Practice, Princeton University


chris-croped Chris Ferguson
United Church Canada


Douglas Gould
Douglas Gould & Company 


Diana Gordon

Senior Research Scholar, John Jay College of Criminal Justice
Former Professor of Political Science, City College CUNY
Former President, National Council on Crime and Delinquency



Denis J. Halliday
Former UN Assistant Secretary General 1994 - 1998




Jean Hardisty
Founder and President Emerita, Political Research Associates (PRA)
Senior scholar, Wellesley Centers for Women


Ayse Kaya
Assistant Professor
Swarthmore College


Joel Krieger

Norma Wilentz Hess Professor of Political Science, Wellesley College
Editor-in-Chief, Oxford Companion to Politics of the World

Joanne Landy
Executive Director, Campaign for Peace and Democracy


John Langmore
Representative of the International Labor Organization to the UN
Former Director, Division for Social Policy Development (DESA) UN
Former Member, Australian House of Representatives (1984-1996)
Virginia A. Leary
Professor of Law and SUNY Distinguished Service Professor, University of Buffalo School of Law


Saul H. Mendlovitz
Dag Hammarskjold Professor of Peace and World Order Studies, Rutgers University School of Law; Co-Director, World Order Models Project; Editor, Alternatives


Patricia Mische
President, Global Education Associates
jpaul James A. Paul
Executive Director, Global Policy Forum
Gerard Piel (1915-2004)
Chairman Emeritus, Scientific American; author, Only One World



Natalie Reid
Associate, Debevoise & Plimton LLP


Michael Renner
Senior Researcher, Worldwatch Institute

Aruna Chandra Spencer
Former General Counsel, Seedco Financial Services, Inc

Anne S. Walker
Executive Director, International Women's Tribune Center



David Weaver


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