Chain Reaction

Chain Reaction 2020 was Monday, June 8, 2020 via Zoom. This year, Ploughshares Fund’s annual gala, Chain Reaction was an invigorating evening of discussion with top policy and political leaders, experts, and activists in the nuclear field.

Enjoy these videos and articles from Chain Reaction 2020 and other Chain Reaction events.

  • Chain Reaction 2018

    With an unpredictable president and rising tensions around the world, leadership and democracy are more critical than ever. Join us to hear from the leaders who are working tirelessly to keep us out of nuclear war and moving toward a world where nuclear weapons no longer exist. Chain Reaction...

    May 4, 2018 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Terisa Siagatonu and Janae Johnson

    At this year's Chain Reaction event featuring former Secretary of State John Kerry and Global Zero Campaign Director Meredith Horowski, Bay Area artists Terisa Siagatonu and Janae Johnson delivered a powerful poetry recital based on their experiences living under the specter of the two...

    August 29, 2017 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • The New Movement Against Nuclear Weapons

    Ploughshares Fund grantee Global Zero is a network of experts, artists, grassroots activists and student leaders working towards the elimination of all nuclear weapons, and Global Campaign Director Meredith Horowski was recently tasked with leading a “new large-scale grassroots campaign—of...

    July 21, 2017 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • WATCH: John Kerry defends Iran nuclear deal

    It’s been two years since world leaders finalized the historic Iran nuclear agreement in Vienna. It stopped Iran from developing a nuclear weapon without starting another devastating war in the Middle East. And it is working. In early June, Secretary of State John Kerry delivered a powerful...

    July 12, 2017 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • VIDEO: Barbara Hall, creator of Madam Secretary

    On June 5, Barbara Hall, creator of the acclaimed television series, Madam Secretary, spoke at our Chain Reaction 2017 event featuring Secretary of State John Kerry. She spoke about the show's relationship with real world events, and told a remarkable story about a real "Madam Secretary...

    July 10, 2017 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • VIDEO: John Kerry in Defense of Diplomacy

    Secretary of State John Kerry spoke in Defense of Diplomacy at our Chain Reaction 2017 event in San Francisco on June 5. Here what he said: "There's really a bigger fight right now that we have to undertake. And I just want to say a word about that. It's a fight on behalf of diplomacy. It's a...

    July 6, 2017 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • John Kerry defends Iran nuclear deal, Paris Accord at Chain Reaction 2017

    Former Secretary of State John Kerry last night took to the stage to deliver a passionate defense of the Iran nuclear agreement and the Paris climate accord — and to remind the world of how critical they both are to global security today, and for generations to come. He stressed the importance...

    June 6, 2017 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Chain Reaction 2017

    During his years in the US Senate and throughout his tenure as Secretary of State, John Kerry provided skillful leadership on many global security issues. As Secretary, Kerry’s leading role in negotiating the Iran nuclear agreement and the Paris climate accord demonstrated his commitment to...

    April 25, 2017 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Chain Reaction: Women in Security

    Evidence has shown time and again that women must be part of the solution if we want to achieve sustainable peace and security. For Ploughshares Fund, that means women must be involved in arms control and nuclear security efforts at all levels—from top policymakers, to grassroots leadership, to...

    March 4, 2016 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • A Chain Reaction for Peace

     

     

    "This is more than just enrichment and centrifuges," commented Trita Parsi from the stage at Ploughshares Fund's Chain Reaction gala. "I think we are in front of an opportunity to potentially lose an enemy in the Middle East." It's that opportunity that brought together over 230 people to...

    June 6, 2014 - By admin