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  • My First Grant: Cynthia Lazaroff

    Cynthia Lazaroff is an award-winning filmmaker and founder of NuclearWakeUpCall.Earth, a nonprofit organization dedicated to catalyzing efforts in US-Russian relations to reduce the escalating nuclear danger, and to working with people in all countries to move toward a world without nuclear...

    March 16, 2021 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • My First Grant: ReThink Media

    Lynn Fahselt and Peter Ferenbach are the co-founders of ReThink Media, a nonprofit communications and media firm. We are proud to have supported ReThink Media since its founding in 2008, and today their work to build a safe and secure future through media and communications is more valuable than...

    February 16, 2021 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Annual Report 2020: Pathways Forward

    SALLY LILIENTHAL WAS ON A QUEST TO CHANGE THE WORLD. It was 1981, and she had invited public service leader Lew Butler and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Owen Chamberlain down the wooden staircase to a living room balcony extending over a San Francisco cliff below. Chamberlain, one of the world’s...

    December 23, 2020 - By Will Lowry
  • Transforming National Security: Nuclear Policy for a New Era

    Join us, Wednesday, November 18, 2020 for a Ploughshares Fund post-election nuclear policy forum. Learn about the national security outlook for the next administration and how excess nuclear spending can fund higher national priorities such as responses to coronavirus, racial injustice and...

    November 16, 2020 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Unmute Yourself: Your Security, Your Vote

    Watch the full video of the third Unmute Yourself: Your Security, Your Vote virtual happy hour series, which took place on November 2, 2020. The event featured Farshad Farahat, Actor, Director, Journalist, and member of the Ploughshares Fund Board of Directors, Stephen Miles, Executive Director...

    October 19, 2020 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Banning the Bomb

    Since this recent recording, on October 24, 2020, Honduras became the 50th nation to ratify the UN Treaty to Prohibit Nuclear Weapons, triggering entry into force on January 22, 2021.

    October 7, 2020 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • 5 Great First Episodes

    Here are 5 favorite episodes, great places to start if you are new to Press the Button, or podcasts in general. You can listen to any of these episodes, right now from this page. Press the Button is co-hosted by Ploughshares Fund defense experts Tom Collina and Michelle Dover. The podcast offers...

    October 5, 2020 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • A Narrow View of National Security Is Making America Less Safe

    “They want to explode a bomb in the desert to show how scary it is,” said Laicie Heeley, CEO of Inkstick media, and host of the Inkstick and PRX podcast Things That Go Boom. “They want to make a big show of force that is credible and accountable. And there’s value to those strategies when they...

    September 24, 2020 - By Will Lowry
  • Why the Next Shooting War Could Go Nuclear

    Nuclear expert James Acton believes that we are entering into an era of what he calls “nuclear entanglement,” one that promises to be different from anything we’ve seen before. It’s main characteristic: an increasingly blurry line between nuclear and conventional weapons. “During the Cold War,...

    September 18, 2020 - By Zack Brown
  • Responsible Disruption

    Join the Ploughshares Fund Women’s Initiative for an energizing conversation: Responsible Disruption: Women’s Participation, Perspectives and Power, Tuesday, October 20, with guest speakers, Ambassador Laura Holgate, Mareena Robinson Snowden and Sanam Naraghi Anderlini, and moderated by...

    September 11, 2020 - By Ploughshares Fund