Chain Reaction – Securing Our Future

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Live via Zoom


You’re invited to Ploughshares Fund’s annual gala, Chain Reaction.


The global COVID-19 pandemic has made clear the need to reprioritize the policies that keep our citizens safe. We will examine threats to our global community — nuclear weapons, climate change, and now pandemics — with some of the top experts and political leaders in the nation. We will explore trends and transitions in national security and challenge the politics of US foreign policy and government budgets.


A series of events so related to each other that each one initiates the next is known as a Chain Reaction. Every year we gather leaders in our field, devoted partners, and new advocates to generate a nexus of ideas, opportunities, and strategies to advance nuclear policy and promote the elimination of nuclear weapons. We hope you’ll join us this year – and each year following – and be a key ingredient in our formula for change.



**Joe Cirincione’s final speech as President of Ploughshares Fund, kicked off by a touching tribute from Advisor (and actor) Michael Douglas.


Welcome message by:

** Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi.


A keynote panel by the Science & Security Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists:

**Governor Jerry Brown, Executive Chairman of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and former Governor of California

**Rachel Bronson, President and CEO, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

**Asha George, Executive Director of the Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense

**Sharon Squassoni, Director of Global Security Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists


Former Secretary of Defense William J. Perry in conversation with Ploughshares Fund Director of Policy Tom Collina about their upcoming book The Button.


A video message from Beyond the Bomb, featuring Tristan Guyette, Molly Hurley, and fellows from advocacy group the BombSquad, a Women’s Initiative grantee. Additional speakers to be announced.


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