Derek Johnson

Executive Director, Global Zero

Derek Johnson is the Executive Director of the Global Zero movement for a world without nuclear weapons. Since 2010, he has helped lead a high-profile campaign powered by a group of 300 eminent world leaders and luminaries, a high-impact grassroots action corps and hundreds of thousands of members online. Derek is an experienced strategist and creative campaigner with a background in international law and policy. Prior to joining Global Zero, he worked to enhance access to justice, human rights and rule of law, and consulted for a number of international organizations dedicated to advancing interfaith dialogue and cooperation. A small town kid from Iowa, he is a recovering attorney with a B.A. from Cornell College and J.D. from Boston College Law School.