Joe Cirincione Press Call on Obama's UN Speech

September 21, 2009

National Security & Non-Proliferation Expert Examines the Impact of President Obama’s Pending UN Speech

Media Call: Monday, September 21 (11:00 A.M. ET)
Joseph Cirincione, President, Ploughshares Fund
Washington, DC, September 17, 2009 – This week, the issue of nuclear non-proliferation will be propelled into the national spotlight with two historic events.  On Wednesday, September 23th, President Obama will address the United Nations General Assembly for the first time since taking office.  Following his speech, on September 24th and 25th he will preside over a meeting of the UN Security Council on arms control and non-proliferation, the first time an American President has chaired the meeting. 
Joseph Cirincione will be discussing the implications of these events on the growing bipartisan consensus on reducing the role nuclear weapons play at home and abroad. 
WHEN: The call will take place on Monday, September 21 at 11:00 AM ET; the call will run for approximately 30 minutes.
  • To join the call, dial 877-852-6579 (in the USA and Canada) or 1-719-325-4818 (internationally)
  • At the prompt, provide ask for the “Nonproliferation Call”
HOW TO ASK QUESTIONS: Questions can be posed live during the Q&A session to be held at the end of the call.

FURTHER INFORMATION & INTERVIEWS: For further information, please contact Aoife McCarthy at
UPCOMING REACTION CALL: Prominent National Security & Non-Proliferation Experts React to President Obama’s Speech to UN General Assembly. Taking place Wednesday, September 23rd. Advisory to follow