Ploughshares Fund is pleased to work with some of the smartest individuals, organizations and experts in the world. As often as possible, we strive to highlight the work and passions of the many talented individuals who we partner with in our efforts to create a world free of nuclear weapons.
Lisa Esherick is a painter, teacher, gardener and a person committed to a world where “everyone and everything thrives.” A resident of Berkeley, CA, Lisa is involved with many organizations, both local and international, that support the arts, education, health, food and housing, the environment and social justice. Ploughshares Fund is a special favorite. Read more »
Posted by admin on November 13, 2012
Mike Breen is the kind of guy you want to talk to about serious issues. A veteran of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and a graduate of Yale Law School, his warm easy style makes it easy to understand complex national security policy issues. Good thing that Breen is the Vice President of the Truman National Security Project, a dynamic group in Washington, DC founded to encourage veterans to speak out on security issues. After a terrific event hosted by Chronicle Books, Breen sat down with Ploughshares Fund to talk about Iran - one of the hottest foreign policy issues today.  Read more »
Posted by admin on September 25, 2012
Chris Stevens and three American colleagues from the U.S. mission in Libya were killed by a mob yesterday. The first American governmental deaths in the Arab world since the Arab Spring began less than two years ago, their deaths should be a clarion call to our country about the risks that those who serve our country abroad take. And Chris’ example of religious tolerance, support for freedom, and belief in democracy should be followed in the days ahead, as we respond to this tragedy. Read more »
Posted by Joel Rubin on September 12, 2012
In 1945, Ploughshares Fund supporter Reid Dennis was sent by the Navy to Japan. While there he visited both Hiroshima and Nagasaki shortly after their bombing. Reid has kindly shared his remembrances of that visit with us, below.  Read more »
Posted by admin on August 9, 2012
The following is a guest post by Gregory Kulacki, Senior Analyst & China Project Manager at the Union of Concerned Scientists.  Read more »
Posted by admin on August 1, 2012
Two of Ploughshares Fund’s longtime partners and grantees, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and Brookings Institution won commendation this week in the British magazine The Prospect’s 2012 Think Tank of the Year Award. Read more »
Posted by admin on July 13, 2012
Indiana Senator Richard Lugar is a tough, seasoned conservative who could be brutal when fighting for his positions.  When it came to national security issues, however, Senator Lugar always put the national interest above partisan politics. On May 8, he lost the Indiana Republican primary election. Read more »
Posted by admin on May 9, 2012
The following is a guest post from Ashish Sinha, Program Manager at Physicians for Social Responsibility. In recent weeks, nuclear-capable missile tests by North Korea, India, and Pakistan have reminded all of us why national security experts continue to feel South Asia and the Korean Peninsula represent among the highest risks to international peace and stability. Read more »
Posted by admin on May 8, 2012
Ploughshares Fund has always benefited greatly from the insight and expertise of our fantastic board of directors. This week, we're thrilled to announce the addition of three new members to an already impressive group. Dr. Kennette Benedict, Sam Heins and Jill Werner.  Read more »
Posted by admin on May 4, 2012
When Ploughshares Fund wanted to do a special video project to inspire mothers, grandmothers and even great-grandmothers to ask their children for a meaningful gift this Mother’s Day, we didn’t have to look very far.  Read more »
Posted by Samara Dun on May 3, 2012