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Derek Johnson ’07

Derek Johnson is the executive director of Global Zero, the international movement for the elimination of all nuclear weapons, which was nominated for the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize and included on the Nobel Peace Prize Watch’s shortlist of thirty-two nominations.

Derek Johnson photographed at Global Zero's Washington DC office 

Noble Work: Executive director of the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize nominee Global Zero, an international movement for a world without nuclear weapons. Reaction to the Nomination: “We’re honored—it’s a testament to the efforts of so many who refuse to accept the world can’t change.” Positive Fallout: We’ve really helped sound the alarm and focus efforts, especially now as governments are lurching back to the nuclear brink.” Inspiration: “My BC Law semester in London with Professor Alan Minuskin opened my eyes to working on challenges on a global scale.”