Speakers

Massachusetts Peace Action Speakers Bureau

 To arrange for talks with your community, campus, church, or union group, write info@masspeaceaction.org or call 617-354-2169.

ggoldstein[1]Gary R. Goldstein

 Gary Goldstein is Professor of Physics at Tufts University. He is a theoretical physicist, specializing in high energy particle physics and nuclear physics. As a researcher and teacher, he has taught almost every kind of course including Physics for Humanists, The Nuclear Age (with Prof. M. Sherwin – History), and Physics of Music and Color. He is a progressive and a political activist on nuclear issues, social equity, anti-war, and environmentalism. He spent several years working in the MIT Program for Science, Technology and International Security. He is an advisor on Science Education research for K-12 students in public schools and a member of the board of the Mass Peace Action Education Fund. He has given many talks over the years about the dangers of nuclear weapons and nuclear reactors.

 
Topics:
Ballistic Missile Defense or Star Wars
The Nuclear Arsenal
Arms Control and Reduction
Proliferation
Is Iran Developing Nuclear Weapons?
Reactors and Risks

Cole Hrsz_colearrison

Cole Harrison is Executive Director of Massachusetts Peace Action. He is on the coordinating committee of the Budget for All Massachusetts campaign, is a member of the planning committee of United for Justice with Peace (UJP), and formerly coordinated the Afghanistan Working Group of United for Peace and Justice (UfPJ). He was born in Delhi, India, has a B.A. from Harvard in applied mathematics, and a M.S. from Northeastern in computer science. He worked for the Symphony Tenants Organizing Project and the Fenway News in the 1970’s, participated in the Jamaica Plain Committee on Central America (JP COCA) in the 1980’s, and worked as a software developer and manager at CompuServe Data Technologies, Praxis Inc., and Ask.com before joining Peace Action in 2010. He lives in Roslindale, Massachusetts.

Topics:
What are we doing in Afghanistan?
How Can We Fund the Services that “Your town” Needs?
Fund Our Communities, Not War: Cutting the Military Budget
After Hegemony: A Just and Peaceful Foreign Policy for the United States

RachelWilliams[1]Rachel Williams

Rachel Williams is Literacy Coordinator for Rotary District 7930. Through Rotary and Help Women Heal, she raises funds to develop schools in rural areas of Pakistan and Afghanistan. Rachel travels to Pakistan roughly once a year; her talks feature her beautiful photographs of ordinary Pakistanis and awaken the conscience of American audiences. Read Rachel’s blog.

 
Topics:
Afghan and Pakistani Women’s Empowerment
Girls’ Education in Afghanistan and Pakistan

 

rsz_guntramGuntram Mueller

Co-chair of Massachusetts Peace Action’s Nuclear Abolition Task Force and chair of its Board, Guntram Mueller is a retired professor of mathematics at the University of Massachusetts at Lowell. He designed a wind turbine and formed a company to market it. Born in Germany, Mueller grew up in Montreal and is now a resident of Newton.

 
Topics:
The Case for Abolishing Nuclear Weapons
Nuclear Power: Unacceptable Risk

Jeff KleinJeff Klein

Board member Jeff Klein is a retired machinist and union activist. He worked at GE in Lynn and for the Mass Water Resources Authority on Deer Island, where he was president of his local union for ten years. Since 2003 he has been active with Dorchester People for Peace in opposing US wars abroad and promoting social justice at home, and edits the weekly newsletter DPP Update. He has traveled widely in Palestine/Israel and elsewhere in the Middle East, participating in solidarity efforts and promoting freedom for the Palestinians from occupation and racism. He speaks regularly about the Israel-Palestine conflict in schools, churches, mosques, community and peace organizations, has appeared on local TV and radio, and has published articles and op-ed pieces on US policy, politics and Middle East issues. In the 1980’s Jeff lived and worked in Nicaragua, then joined the South African freedom struggle, working for the exiled African National Congress in Lusaka, Zambia. He taught English at the Association of Haitian Women in Boston (AFAB). Jeff lives in Dorchester and has two grown children.

 
Topics:
Roots of the Israeli-Palestine Conflict
Understanding Today’s Middle East

Subrata Ghoshroy

SubrataGhoshroy2Subrata Ghoshroy is a research associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Program in Science, Technology, and Society. Before joining MIT, Mr. Ghoshroy was a Senior Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. He was a Senior Defense Analyst at the Government Accountability Office, a Congressional Fellow under the AAAS program, and a staff member of the House International Relations Committee and the House Armed Services Committee where he worked on issues of non-proliferation, arms control, South Asian security, ballistic missile defense, the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, nuclear weapons stockpile stewardship, laser weapons, chemical weapons demilitarization, and landmines.  He was also responsible for monitoring and evaluating budget and policy matters related to Military Research and Development (RDT&E) using his expertise to carry out comprehensive evaluations of complex weapons systems that incorporate state-of-the-art technology.   Prior to his transition to the policy world, Subrata worked more than 20 years as an engineer and an engineering-manager in developing high-power and high-energy laser, electron beam, and pulse power technologies and has a highly successful track record in managing sophisticated, interdisciplinary teams to develop advanced technology for DOD, DOE, and NASA.  He holds master’s degrees in both electrical engineering and public policy.

Topics:
Missile Defense
Nuclear Disarmament and Non-Proliferation
Military-Industrial Complex
Pentagon Funding of Scientific Research
Indian Nuclear Policy