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November 18, 2009

President Obama Speech in Prague

Watch this great video

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November 17, 2009

Eliminate Nuclear Weapons: Global Zero Declaration

Check out Global Zeros interactive map that talks about how we can achieve a world without nuclear weapons.

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November 4, 2009

Global Security Institute Celebrates 10 Years

Napa Opera House
Napa, CA
November 2, 2009

GSI President Jonathan Granoff delivers his presentation
before Grateful Dead Lead Singer, Bob Weir took the stage.


Jonathan Granoff and former Prime Minister Kim Campbell

Kim Campbell, Les DeWitt, Ambassador Thomas Graham Jr.


Lily Haydn

Bob Weir, Former Lead Singer of The Grateful Dead

Mark and Lisa Moulton
Jonathan Granoff and Friends

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October 13, 2009

Global Security Institute Celebrates 10 Years!

Please join us in Napa to listen to world-renowned experts address the most pressing issues of our day, enjoy the wine reception and celebrate with us during an extraordinary concert. For MORE INFORMATION CLICK HERE

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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.

Listen to Melanie Greenberg talk about the goals of Cypress Fund


Sidney D. Drell is a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and a professor of theoretical physics (emeritus) at Stanford’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, where he served at deputy director until retiring in 1998. An arms control specialist, he has advised the executive and legislative branches of government on national security and defense technical issues for more than four decades. From 1983 to 1989, he was the founding codirector of Stanford’s Center for International Security and Arms Control.

Listen to Sidney Drell’s 15 minute talk

David Holloway is the Raymond A. Spruance Professor of International History, a professor of political science, and an FSI senior fellow. He was co-director of CISAC from 1991 to 1997, and director of FSI from 1998 to 2003. His research focuses on the international history of nuclear weapons, on science and technology in the Soviet Union, and on the relationship between international history and international relations theory.

Listen to David’s 20 minute talk


Questions from the audience

How does the economic future of Russia filter through all of our perceptions of what is going on there?

David Holloway Answers


What are the motivations that might bring Iran and North Korea to the table? Do you have any hope to offer us?

David Holloway Answers

Richard Rhodes and Siegfried Hecker Respond


What does it mean to verify. You talked about the improvements in 2007 in North Korea, they gave us all sorts of information but it wasn’t quite enough-what is enough? Can America hold back and not get the full story on these places and still come up with the vision that works?

Sidney Drell Answers


The Hoover Initiative is focused on nuclear nonproliferation. Where is the major push back against the Hoover initiative in this country and is there anything that we as citizens can do to increase the likelihood of it being successful during this administration.

Sidney Drell Answers

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April 19, 2009

Peacebuilding: An interview with David Krieger, Founder of The Nuclear Age Peace Foundation

David Krieger is a founder of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, and has served as President of the Foundation since 1982. Under his leadership the Foundation has initiated many innovative and important projects for building peace, strengthening international law, abolishing nuclear weapons and empowering a new generation of peace leaders. Dr. Krieger has lectured throughout the United States, Europe and Asia on issues of peace, security, international law, and the abolition of nuclear weapons. He has received many awards for his work for a more peaceful and nuclear weapons-free world. He has been interviewed on CNN Hotline, MSNBC, NPR and many other television and radio shows nationally and internationally.

30 minutes


CLICK Here to read David’s article
A 100-Day Nuclear Disarmament Agenda: President Obama Scores High

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February 14, 2009

Ambassador Graham in Menlo Park

Hosting Ambassador Thomas Graham Jr. to speak
on nuclear non proliferation in Menlo Park, Califorina on January 28th 2009.

Listen to a 4 minute Q&A session with Les DeWitt and Ambassador Thomas Graham Jr.

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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.

Ambassador Graham is one of the world’s leading experts on nuclear terrorism and proliferation.  He will walk us through the dangers of today’s nuclear landscape and suggest strategies for countering them.

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