Birgitta Hambraeus


Birgitta Hambraeus born April 11, 1930. Member of Swedish Parliament, 1971-98. Initiated Centre Party opposition to nuclear power 1973; third-generation WILPF member, granddaughter of founding member Ruth Randall Edstrőm. Spent seven years as head of Swedish WILPF, opposing Iraq War, 2002; environmental activist; jury member, Right Livelihood Award.


Like many Swedes, I do believe in the good intentions and noble ideals of the United States. . . But I have been also aware that the effect impact of the U.S. foreign policy on the Third World is frequently destructive.” (“History of the Living Future Project,” p. 3; photo