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Nuclear arms reduction

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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August 4, 2011

Reykjavik – a Play by Richard Rhodes

Fund for Peace Initiatives is currently working on a  with Pulitzer Prize winning author Richard Rhodes to plan and produce a play, Reykjavik, in Stanford, Palo Alto (California) with anticipated date January 2012. Rhodes writes about the play: “my play based on the historic summit meeting between Mikhail Gorbachev and Ronald Reagan in Reykjavik, Iceland, on 11 – 12 October 1986, is receiving staged readings nationwide. Paul Newman advised me on writing Reykjavik; he read the third draft just weeks before his death. He was a warm, modest, decent, generous man; his death on 27 September 2008 carried away one of the good people of the world. Reykjavik is dedicated to him.”

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July 28, 2011

On Nuclear Activism

Elena Ilina Nicklasson, Partner at the Fund for Peace Initiatives, spoke on KPFA about nuclear activism and the role women take in nuclear disarmament. Elena indicated that the young people relate less to the problem of nuclear weapons and security, because most of them grew up in the post-Cold War world. What nuclear future do you envision?

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August 30, 2010

George Shultz and William Perry Talk about Nuclear Tipping Point at Intel

imagesOn August 26, 2010 a former Secretary of State, George Shultz, and a former Secretary of Defense, William Perry, presented a documentary “The Nuclear Tipping Point” and talked about nuclear threats of today at the Intel auditorium. The talk was organized by the Intel’s Beyond the Cube project and the Fund for Peace Initiative. The event was attended by more than 350 Intel employees and it was made accessible for 80,000 employees worldwide via podcast. This is the very first event of such kind. Silicon Valley is known for its technological innovations, forward-looking thinking and beyond the future vision. However, the topic of nuclear disarmament does not usually attract that many people and the interest of leading businesses in technology innovation. The Fund for Peace Initiatives hopes there will be many more events of this kind to help promote peace-building and disarmament.

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May 21, 2010

Silicon Valley Executives Gather to Learn and Discuss Dangers Posed by Nuclear Weapons.

DSC00293May 19, 2010 – business leaders of the Silicon Valley attended a briefing at the Hoover Institution hosted by George Shultz and William Perry. The briefing also involved screening of the film produced by Nuclear Threat Initiative and titled “Nuclear Tipping Point”. An educational short film on the today’s reality of the world with nuclear weapons is shocking, overwhelming and puzzling. The film was followed by a discussion with opinions expressed by top experts on nuclear issues such as Sid Drell, Honorable James Goodby and other Stanford professors. The Fund for Peace Initiatives together with the Citizens to Stop Nuclear Terrorism participated in the initiating and hosting the meeting.

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April 6, 2010

Get Ready for the Upcoming NPT Review Conference: 28 April – 09 May, 2010

From the UN NPT Bulletin: The 2010 Review Conference of the Parties to the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) will be held in May 2010 at UN Headquarters in New York. The President-elect of the Review Conference is Ambassador Libran N. Cabactulan of the Philippines.

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March 26, 2010

US and Russia are closer to signing START (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty)

BBC News Report:

US President Barack Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev have agreed a new nuclear arms reduction treaty after months of negotiations.

The treaty limits both sides to 1,550 warheads, about 30% less than currently allowed, the White House said.

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