Chain Reaction: Securing Our Future

Start: Monday, June 08, 2020 5:00 PM

End: Monday, June 08, 2020 8:00 PM


You're invited to Ploughshares Fund's annual gala, Chain Reaction.

The global COVID-19 pandemic has made clear the need to reprioritize the policies that keep our citizens safe. We will examine threats to our global community—nuclear weapons, climate change, and now pandemics—with some of the top experts and political leaders in the nation. We will explore trends and transitions in national security and challenge the politics of US foreign policy and government budgets.


Joe Cirincione, President of Ploughshares Fund

A keynote panel by the Science & Security Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists:

  • Rachel Bronson, President and CEO, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists
  • Governor Jerry Brown, Executive Chairman of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and former Governor of California
  • Asha George, Executive Director of the Bipartisan Commission on Biodefense
  • Sharon Squassoni, Research Professor at the Institute for International Science and Technology Policy, Elliott School of International Affairs, at the George Washington University

Former Secretary of Defense William J. Perry in conversation with Ploughshares Fund Director of Policy Tom Collina about their upcoming book The Button

Additional speakers to be announced.

A series of events so related to each other that each one initiates the next is known as a Chain Reaction. Every year we gather leaders in our field, devoted partners, and new advocates to generate a nexus of ideas, opportunities, and strategies to advance nuclear policy and promote the elimination of nuclear weapons. We hope you’ll join us this year – and each year following – and be a key ingredient in our formula for change.