Chain Reaction

Ploughshares Fund’s annual gala, Chain Reaction, is 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 2023.

  • Messages from Michael Douglas, Joe Cirincione and Emma Belcher

    Watch the final part of Chain Reaction: Securing Our Future, live-streamed via Zoom on June 8, 2020, featuring a special tribute to outgoing Ploughshares Fund president Joe Cirincione from Michael Douglas, actor, producer, and UN Messenger of Peace. Joe Cirincione gives his last public address...

    June 11, 2020 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Keynote Panel with the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

    Members of the Science & Security Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists joined Chain Reaction: Securing Our Future, live-streamed via Zoom on June 8, 2020, for a discussion on the nuclear, environmental, and public health threats facing the world today. The panel guests are as...

    June 11, 2020 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Chain Reaction 2020: Securing Our Future

    Chain Reaction is Ploughshares Fund’s annual gala, gathering 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. Enjoy the full video of Chain Reaction...

    June 10, 2020 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • The Button

    Get started on your summer reading! You can now order a new book from former Secretary of Defense and Stanford professor of international relations William Perry and Ploughshares Fund policy director Tom Collina. The Button is a fascinating narrative of our living nuclear history—one in which...

    May 8, 2020 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Chain Reaction: Securing Our Future

    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 —...

    May 3, 2020 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Joe Cirincione discusses the New Moment

    Watch Joe Cirincione, President of Ploughshares Fund and host of the "Press the Button" podcast. In his introduction to the theme of the event, Chain Reaction 2019, he discusses a new moment facing US nuclear policy, in the midst of a trillion-dollar nuclear arms buildup and escalating crises in...

    June 19, 2019 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Beatrice Fihn on California and the Nuclear Ban

    We had the privilege of hearing Beatrice Fihn speak about California's role in the problem of nuclear weapons, the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons and the importance of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Watch her full remarks in the video.

    June 19, 2019 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Jerry Brown on Nuclear Diplomacy

    Watch Jerry Brown, former governor of California, current Executive Chairman of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, and board member of the Nuclear Threat Initiative in conversation with Eric Schlosser, author, producer, and Ploughshares Fund Board Member. See him discuss his experience with...

    June 19, 2019 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • A Conversation on Nuclear Security

    Watch Michelle Dover (Program Director at Ploughshares Fund), Emma Belcher (leader of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation's Nuclear Challenges program, member of advisory committee of N Square), and Eric Schlosser (author and producer of Command & Control and Fast...

    June 19, 2019 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Alex Wellerstein on the

    Watch Alex Wellerstein's demonstration of NUKEMAP, an interactive map that uses declassified nuclear weapons effects data to model the explosion of nuclear weapons (contemporary, historical, or of any given arbitrary yield) on virtually any terrain and at virtually any altitude. He...

    June 19, 2019 - By Ploughshares Fund