Edward A. Aguilar

Contact Information
Member
Title: 
Project Director
Address: 
Pennsylvania Peace Voter Project, Coalition for Peace Action
1515 Cherry Street, 3rd Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
United States
Phone Number: 
(215) 360 - 5608

Edward (Ed) A. Aguilar, Esquire, is Project Director for Coalition for Peace Action. A graduate of Temple University Law School, he was a recipient of the Bancroft-Whitney Award. Ed served as an attorney and Court Master in Philadelphia for twenty-one years. Ed was executive director of the PA-DE Business Leaders for Sensible Priorities, which worked on issues of the federal budget and emphasized nuclear disarmament, from 2000-2006. He was on the national board of the Lawyers Alliance for World Security from 1990 on. Ed has taught criminal and civil rights law.

As a Board of Directors member of Physicians for Social Responsibility/ Philadelphia, Ed has chaired its global security committee. Ed participated with international lawyers and NGO’s in drafting the Model Nuclear Weapons Convention. This document was endorsed in October, 2008, as part of Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon’s recommendations of ways to speed work on nuclear disarmament and eventual elimination, with close verification by a multilateral body.

In 2007, Ed was appointed to the President’s Council of Common Cause, a good-government and public-interest group which champions human rights,electoral and campaign reform, led by Rev. Bob Edgar. He has represented PNA at several UN-sponsored conferences in Geneva on nuclear policy issues, and has pioneered in developing PNA’s own International Video Dialogues with experts and youth in the U.S., Mexico, Canada, and the Russian Federation, which will be extended to other key regions of the world, in the next phase of our International Dialogues.

Photo of Ed Aguilar taken by Julia Aguilar.