Xanthe Hall

International Disarmament Campaigner

Region(s): Europe
Country of focus: Germany, United Kingdom
Based in Berlin


Current Occupation: International Disarmament Campaigner
Organization/Institution: IPPNW / ICAN Germany
Language: English, German

Xanthe Hall (@nuclearfreede) is co-director, disarmament expert and international campaigner for the German affiliate of  International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW). She worked for the UK Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament before leaving Britain in 1985 to live in Berlin. She is a spokesperson for the German abolition network “Atomwaffen abschaffen – bei uns anfangen” that she co-founded in 1994. She is co-founder and board member of the German affiliate of ICAN, the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize 2017.

Xanthe is a regular public speaker and a university lecturer on arms control and the history of the peace movement .

IPPNW is a non-partisan federation of national medical groups in over 60 countries, representing tens of thousands of doctors, medical students, other health workers, and concerned citizens who share the common goal of creating a more peaceful and secure world freed from the threat of nuclear annihilation and armed violence. It was founded in 1980 by a small group of American and Russian physicians  who felt obligated to prevent nuclear war.