This year's Chain Reaction 2018: Leadership + Democracy in San Francisco on June 25, 2018 was a special tribute to William J. Perry, 19th US Secretary of Defense, who has dedicated his life and legacy to reducing and eliminating nuclear weapons and remains one of the most outspoken advocates for this mission.
Chain Reaction 2018 featured a conversation between William J. Perry, Ambassador Wendy R. Sherman, Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, and Joe Cirincione, President of Ploughshares Fund. The conversation immediately preceded our tribute to William J. Perry and was a discussion of leadership, democracy, and the threat of nuclear weapons. Watch the full conversation above.
The event also featured author and producer, Eric Schlosser, former Deputy National Security Advisor Ben Rhodes, and Yasmeen Silva, field organizer for Beyond the Bomb.
Co-host for the event, Noosheen Hashemi, president and founder of The HAND Foundation opened the evening, and Mary Lloyd Estrin, chair of the Ploughshares Fund Board of Directors from 1998 to 2018 introduced our esteemed speakers. The event concluded with a call to action by Rachel Pike, treasurer of the Ploughshares Fund Board of Directors.
Learn more about the event and all the featured speakers.