Audrey E. Kitagawa, J.D.

President and Founder

"In the seemingly ordinariness of daily living is the power of transformation. Individual transformation arises out of awareness, and a willingness to change to become a better person right where we are. We each have personal responsibility and collective responsibility to make positive changes here and now."

Background

Mr. Granoff is an attorney, author, and international advocate emphasizing the legal and ethical dimensions of human development and security, focusing on advancing the rule of law to address global security and the threats posed by nuclear weapons. He serves on numerous governing and advisory boards, including Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy, Fortune Forum, Jane Goodall Institute, the NGO Committee on Disarmament, Peace and Security, Parliamentarians for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament, and Middle Powers Initiative. 

He chaired the special session on Terrorism and Threats to Humanity at the Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Rome in 2004, where he represented the International Peace Bureau, a Nobel Peace Laureate organization.  Granoff has represented the International Peace Bureau at the Nobel Peace Laureate Summits in Rome every year since 2002. He is the recipient of the Rutgers University School of Law’s Arthur E. Armitage Distinguished Alumni Award and a 2014 nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize.

He is the senior advisor and the United Nations Representative of the Permanent Secretariat of the World Summits of Nobel Peace Laureates, Ambassador for Peace, Security and Nuclear Disarmament of the Parliament of the World’s Religions, former Adjunct Professor of International Law at Widener University School of Law, and Chair of the Task Force on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Advisor to the Committee on National Security of the International Law Section of the American Bar Association.

Mr. Granoff is the award-winning screenwriter of the Constitution: The Document that Created a Nation and a prolific author.  As a screenwriter, Granoff has been featured in more than 30 publications.  

He has been a featured guest and expert commentator on numerous radio and television programs. He has presented expert testimony in the Parliaments of Canada and the United Kingdom as well as the US Congress and the United Nations. Granoff has lectured worldwide on the legal, ethical, and spiritual dimensions of human development and security, focusing on threats posed by nuclear weapons.  

He has practiced law in Philadelphia as an individual practitioner, in several medium-sized firms, and as in-house counsel in a public company.

Mr. Granoff earned his BA (cum laude) from Vassar College and Juris Doctorate from Rutgers University School of Law. 

Content

August 9, 2021

Reflections

Background

Audrey E. Kitagawa, JD, is the President/Founder of the International Academy for Multicultural Cooperation, the President of the Light of Awareness International Spiritual Family, the former Advisor to the Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary General for Children and Armed Conflict at the United Nations.

She is a United Nations Representative for the United Religions Initiative, and Chair Emerita of the NGO Committee on Spirituality, Values and Global Concerns, A Committee of the Conference of NGOs in Consultative Relationship with the United Nations. She has been enstooled into the royal family as the Nekoso Hemaa, (i.e. Queen Mother of Development), of Ajiyamanti in Ghana, West Africa, and has a school which she helped to build named after her in her African name, the Nana Ode Anyankobea Junior Secondary School.

She wrote the chapter, Crossing World Views, The Power of Perspective in the Hawaii Japanese American Experience, which was published in a book about multiculturalism, communication and Asian women entitled, Learning In The Light. Her chapter, Globalization As The Fuel For Religious And Ethnic Conflict has been published in the book, Globalization And Identity, Cultural Diversity, Religion and Citizenship. Her article, The Role Of Identity In The Rise And Decline of Buddhism In Hawaii, The 50th State Of The United States Of America, has been published in Sambodhi, a Buddhist Journal. She published articles in World Affairs The Journal Of International Issues, entitled, The Power of Om: Transformation of Consciousness, and Practical Spirituality. She wrote the chapter, The US In Foreign Affairs: Source of Global Security, Or Source of Global Fear? in the book, America & The World The Double Bind. She is currently writing a chapter on Space Ethics for a legal, academic book on Space Law.

She has been listed in Who's Who Of American Law, Who's Who Of American Women, Who's Who In America, Who's Who In The World, and Prominent People of Hawaii. She is the recipient of the Medal “Pride of Eurasia” and a Diploma from the Republic of Kazakhstan Ministry of Education and Science L.N. Gumilyov Eurasian National University for her outstanding contribution to the development of spiritual culture and education in Eurasia. She is the recipient of the Spirit of the UN Award which is given to outstanding individuals who have demonstrated the vision and spirit of the United Nations as expressed through the UN Charter, and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. She was conferred an Honorary Interfaith Minister degree by the New Seminary.

Jonathan Granoff, J.D.

President of the Global Security Institute

“It’s time that people like you and I go deep within ourselves and become fully aligned with the voice of conscience and bring loving kindness into action…”

Biography

Mr. Granoff is an attorney, author, and international advocate emphasizing the legal and ethical dimensions of human development and security, focusing on advancing the rule of law to address global security and the threats posed by nuclear weapons. He serves on numerous governing and advisory boards, including Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy, Fortune Forum, Jane Goodall Institute, the NGO Committee on Disarmament, Peace and Security, Parliamentarians for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament, and Middle Powers Initiative. 

He chaired the special session on Terrorism and Threats to Humanity at the Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Rome in 2004, where he represented the International Peace Bureau, a Nobel Peace Laureate organization.  Granoff has represented the International Peace Bureau at the Nobel Peace Laureate Summits in Rome every year since 2002. He is the recipient of the Rutgers University School of Law’s Arthur E. Armitage Distinguished Alumni Award and a 2014 nominee for the Nobel Peace Prize.

He is the senior advisor and the United Nations Representative of the Permanent Secretariat of the World Summits of Nobel Peace Laureates, Ambassador for Peace, Security and Nuclear Disarmament of the Parliament of the World’s Religions, former Adjunct Professor of International Law at Widener University School of Law, and Chair of the Task Force on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Advisor to the Committee on National Security of the International Law Section of the American Bar Association.

Mr. Granoff is the award-winning screenwriter of the Constitution: The Document that Created a Nation and a prolific author.  As a screenwriter, Granoff has been featured in more than 30 publications.  

He has been a featured guest and expert commentator on numerous radio and television programs. He has presented expert testimony in the Parliaments of Canada and the United Kingdom as well as the US Congress and the United Nations. Granoff has lectured worldwide on the legal, ethical, and spiritual dimensions of human development and security, focusing on threats posed by nuclear weapons.  

He has practiced law in Philadelphia as an individual practitioner, in several medium-sized firms, and as in-house counsel in a public company.

Mr. Granoff earned his BA (cum laude) from Vassar College and Juris Doctorate from Rutgers University School of Law. 

Content

August 28, 2021

Building human security for Afghanistan

August 9, 2021

Reflections

June 25, 2021

Inner and Outer Peace, A Conversation

June 23, 2021

World Unity Week Genuine Human Security: From the Personal to the Global with Jonathan Granoff and Maria Espinosa

May 27, 2021

Humanism, Human Security, and Human Survival: Roger Kimmel Smith interviews Jonathan Granoff

April 22, 2021

Thoughts on Human Security

April 16, 2021

A Dialogue on Matters That Matter with The Right Honourable Kim Campbell and Jonathan Granoff

February 16, 2021

Fireside Chat Friday - Series #3 Jonathan Granoff

November 6, 2020

Approaching Human Security

October 18, 2020

Principles of Inner and Outer Peace

September 20, 2020

GSI President Jonathan Granoff and Dr. Jane Goodall for UN Peace Day 2020

January 30, 2020

Guidance for a Nuclear Weapons Free World: The Pope and the Ban Treaty

January 2, 2020

The Forgotten Why

July 5, 2012

The Framework of Human Unity

July 2, 2012

Our Sacred Journey: The Peace and Security of the Individual and the Planet: From Our Inner World to the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons

January 1, 2011

Nuclear Weapons and Compliance with International Humanitarian Law and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty

September 8, 2009

Tikkun Daily Blog: Spiritual Wisdom of the Week - Jonathan Granoff, J.D.

April 29, 2008

California State University Northridge (2008)

September 26, 2007

The Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty and Its 2005 Review Conference: A Legal and Political Analysis

Pacta Sunt Servanda: Nuclear Weapons and Global Secure Sustainable Development

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