Seattle to host national security talks

September 25, 2019

Media Inquiries: Delfin Vigil | Director of Communications & Marketing |; (415) 259-1247.

Seattle to host national security talks

Ploughshares Fund Program Director and Win Without War Executive Director to Visit Pacific Northwest


  • October 2: "National Security in the Age of Trump," 2:30 p.m. @ Thomson Hall, University of Washington
  • October 4: "The Future of US Nuclear Policy," 12 p.m. @ The Seattle Foundation

SEATTLE, WA – Ploughshares Fund and local partners, the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies and the World Affairs Council Seattle, offer two opportunities to hear from Stephen Miles, Executive Director of Win Without War, about how they are working with policymakers, experts, media, and advocacy groups to advance national security and foreign policies that make us all safer. All events are open to the public.

Mr. Miles is a veteran of campaign politics with a strong background in grassroots advocacy. He previously worked for the global campaigning organization Avaaz, as well as on multiple federal, state, and local electoral campaigns, and as the Executive Director of the American Hellenic Council.

Michelle Dover, Program Director for Ploughshares Fund, will join Mr. Miles at the World Affairs Council Seattle event on October 4. Ms. Dover provides strategic guidance on grantmaking and performance at Ploughshares Fund. She is a former researcher at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies and a Nonproliferation Fellow at the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). 

Why Seattle?

The Puget Sound region is home to one-third of deployed US nuclear weapons. Seattle is viewed as a logical target because of the city’s dense population, booming high-tech industry, nearby military bases and relative proximity to North Korea, the Seattle Times reported.

Given the Pacific Northwest’s historical connection to the production of our country’s nuclear weapons, and that Seattle is home to the third-largest nuclear arsenal in the world, area residents have a unique perspective that can help shape the conversation around national security and nuclear policy.

For a complete agenda, including event times, addresses and ticket information, visit

RSVPs are not necessary, but please direct questions to Bonnie Fisk at 415-668-2244 or

For media inquiries, including interview opportunities: Director of Communications & Marketing Delfin Vigil:; (415) 259-1247.

Ploughshares Fund is a global security foundation based in San Francisco, with an office in Washington, DC. Founded in 1981, Ploughshares Fund supports initiatives to reduce and eventually eliminate nuclear weapons. It is the largest US philanthropic organization focused exclusively on nuclear security. Visit