Watch Rachel Pike, Director of Product Marketing at Grand Rounds, Ploughshares Fund Board Member, and granddaughter of Sally Lilienthal, founder of Ploughshares Fund at Chain Reaction 2019: A New Moment. She delivers a tribute to Lewis H. "Lew" Butler, the founding Chair of the Ploughshares Fund Board of Directors.
Serving as Chair from 1981 until 2005, Lew was part of the historic meeting in Sally Lilienthal’s San Francisco living room that established the idea of Ploughshares Fund. He has dedicated his life to public service across a broad array of fields, including public health, environmental conservation, civic engagement, and the elimination of nuclear weapons. See all the videos.
About Chain Reaction 2019
This year's Chain Reaction 2019: A New Moment in San Francisco on June 10, 2019 was an evening of conversation about "A New Moment" to reshape the national debate on nuclear strategy. Keynote speaker Beatrice Fihn, executive director of Nobel Peace Prize winning campaign coalition International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) led the discussion, and Governor Jerry Brown was a surprise guest speaker. Additional guest speakers include former Deputy National Security Advisor for Obama and "Pod Save The World" co-host Ben Rhodes, journalist and author Eric Schlosser and nuclear historian Alex Wellerstein.