Judith Lipton is a psychiatrist and lifelong anti-war activist. She specializes in psychosomatic medicine and psycho-oncology, and is a Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. However, since the early 1960s, her passion has been peace. In 1979, she founded the Washington chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR), and was on the National Board and Executive Committee of both PSR and the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War. She currently serves on the Committee to Abolish Nuclear Weapons of PSR. She has co-authored eight books on war, aggression, and sex, most recently Strength through Peace: How Demilitarization led to Peace and Happiness in Costa Rica, and What the Rest of the Word Can Learn from a Tiny Tropical Nation.