John Loretz is Program Director of IPPNW, and has coordinated the federation’s nuclear abolition campaigning since 2000.

An IPPNW representative on the International Steering Group of ICAN, he has written and spoken about the medical and environmental consequences of nuclear war and about nuclear weapons policy for more than three decades. The former executive editor of the IPPNW journal Medicine and Global Survival, he currently edits the IPPNW Peace and Health Blog, to which he is a frequent contributor.