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May 1, 2012

You are Invited!

this image was created by Rachel McIntire

Design by Rachel McIntire, photography by Dena Rapoport, artwork by Sonya Rapoport

Dear Friends,

It has been three years in the making, over 100 meetings in Washington D.C. and Silicon Valley (executive offices and coffee shops including), many great organizations and institutions, and people were involved. You are invited to the play by Richard Rhodes “Reykjavik” at the Stanford University. The play will be preceded by a digital presentation “Nuclear Family in the Atomic Age” by renown Sonya Rapoport. We are grateful to all involved.

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January 8, 2012

Peace Through Art

Sonya Rapoport, with whom the Fund for Peace Initiatives closely collaborates, will have a show of interactive works exhibited at the Mills College Art Museum. Spaces of Life: The Art of Sonya Rapoport will feature an interactive work Nuclear Family in the Atomic Age produced with support of FFPI’s Les DeWitt and Elena Ilina Nicklasson.

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April 26, 2011

Maternal Meltdown: From Chernobyl to Fukushima

Elena Ilina Nicklasson, Partner at the Fund for Peace Initiatives co-authored an op-ed in commemoration of the Chernobyl tragedy and with great concern about the future of Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant. Original post: IPS News.

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February 2, 2010

Fund for Peace Initiatives (FFPI) Attends Atlanta Consultation III organized and by the Global Security Institute. January 20-22, 2010. Atlanta, GA.

President CarterThe Atlanta Consultation III was hosted by President Jimmy Carter at the Carter Center in Atlanta and was attended by diplomats from twenty nations including nuclear weapon states (UK and US), and representatives of the international and non-governmental organizations such as the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO), the Inter-Parliamentary Union, the International Commission on Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament, the Two Futures Project, the Carnegie Corporation and the Nobel Peace laureates and several other organizations, who all worked together during the two-day conference.

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June 10, 2009

Sidney D. Drell Addresses Menlo Park Peacebuilders

Melanie Greenberg, Sidney Drell, David Holloway, Siegfried Hecker, Richard Rhodes and guests discuss nuclear nonproliferation, treaties, and US policy towards Iran, Russia and North Korea.

Moderator Melanie Greenberg is president and founder of the Cypress Fund for Peace and Security.
Greenberg was director of the Conflict Resolution grantmaking program at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. Prior to joining the Hewlett Foundation, Ms. Greenberg served as the associate director of the Stanford Center for International Security and Cooperation, and deputy director of the Stanford Center on Conflict and Negotiation. In her work on international conflict resolution, Ms. Greenberg has helped design and facilitate public peace processes in the Middle East, the Caucasus and Ireland.  She is a member of the United Nations Advisory Committee on the Prevention of Genocide. Ms. Greenberg holds an BA magna cum laude from Harvard, and a JD from Stanford Law School.

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January 26, 2009

We now have an interactive website!

On Wednesday, January 28th we have an event in Menlo Park, California with Ambassador Thomas Graham, Jr.  who is Cypress Fund Chairman and Co-founder www.cypressfund.org. Internationally known as a leading authority in the field of arms control agreements to combat the spread of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons. Ambassador Thomas Graham, Jr. has served as a senior U.S. diplomat involved in the negotiation of every major international arms control and non-proliferation agreement between 1970 and 1997. Ambassador Graham serves as the chair of Thorium Power, Inc., and previously served as the President of the Lawyers Alliance for World Security. From 1994 until 1997, he served as the Special Representative of the President for Arms Control, Non-Proliferation, and Disarmament, appointed by President Clinton. During his work with the Clinton Administration Ambassador Graham spearheaded the international agreement for the indefinite extension of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Ambassador Graham currently chairs the Bipartisan Security Group (Global Security Institute).  He received a L.L.B. from Harvard University, and an A.B. from Princeton University.

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