Press Releases

Geneva Deal Strong First Step Toward Addressing Iran’s Nuclear Program

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November 23, 2013

Washington, DC – Ploughshares Fund welcomes today’s announcement by the P5+1 powers and Iran regarding their agreement to address the international community’s most immediate concerns about Iran’s nuclear program.  This first step agreement will usher-in further negotiations aimed at achieving a comprehensive agreement to verifiably block Iran’s ability to ever build a nuclear weapon.

The leadership of Ploughshares Fund has issued the following statements: Read more »

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P5+1/Iran Negotiations Represent Best Hope to Permanently Eliminate Risk of Iranian Nuclear Weapon

Date: 
November 8, 2013

Statement of Ploughshares Fund President Joe Cirincione and Policy Director Joel Rubin Read more »

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Secretary of State John F. Kerry, Actor Michael Douglas and Members of Congress Urge Bipartisan Cooperation and Dialogue to Combat Nuclear Threats at Ploughshares Fund Gala

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October 29, 2013

Event highlights bipartisan progress in reducing nuclear threats, with a Honorary Congressional Host Committee including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS) and Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK). Read more »

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Secretary of State John F. Kerry, Actor Michael Douglas and Bipartisan Members of Congress to Address Ploughshares Fund Gala

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October 25, 2013

Event celebrates joint victories in reducing nuclear threats, with a bipartisan Honorary Congressional Host Committee including Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), Senator Thad Cochran (R-MS) and Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK). Read more »

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Ploughshares Fund Deplores the Use of Chemical Weapons

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September 10, 2013

Washington, DC - Ploughshares Fund deplores the use of chemical weapons. We express our heartfelt concern for the suffering of the Syrian people. There is every reason to believe that the regime of President Bashar al-Assad used chemical weapons in large quantities against innocent men, women and children. Use of these weapons violates international law and norms. It shocks the human conscience and must not go unanswered.  Read more »

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Ploughshares Fund Welcomes President Obama’s Call to Action on Nuclear Weapons Security

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June 19, 2013

San Francisco, CA – Ploughshares Fund leaders Joe Cirincione and Philip Yun applaud President Barack Obama’s bold new call to action for a 21st century nuclear security policy. The President’s announcement in Berlin has finally replaced the nuclear guidance issued in 2002 by President George W. Bush with new policies that will reduce the roles, numbers and alert rates of nuclear weapons in US national security strategy. “As long as nuclear weapon exist,” said Obama, “we are not truly safe.” Read more »

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Ploughshares Fund Welcomes New Board Chairperson: Mary Lloyd Estrin

Date: 
June 18, 2013

Honors Former Chair, Roger Hale, for Expanding Organization, Focusing Vision

San Francisco – Ploughshares Fund is pleased to announce the election of Mary Lloyd Estrin of Los Angeles, CA as the new chair of the board of directors. Estrin succeeds out-going chair, Roger Hale of Minneapolis, MN. She takes the helm of a group of experts, philanthropists and leaders including Michael Douglas, Admiral Joe Sestak, Philip Taubman, Gloria Duffy and Terry Gamble Boyer. Read more »

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Ploughshares Fund Congratulates Senator Chuck Hagel on His Confirmation as Secretary of Defense

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February 26, 2013

Washington, DC -- Ploughshares Fund applauds the Senate’s bipartisan confirmation of Senator Chuck Hagel as secretary of defense. Senator Hagel represents the proud tradition of a strong, bipartisan foreign policy for the United States. His experience and deep understanding of national security issues will be a valuable asset to the Department of Defense and the American people. Read more »

Ploughshares Fund Applauds Nomination of Senator Hagel for Secretary of Defense

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Date: 
January 9, 2013

Washington, DC – Ploughshares Fund congratulates Senator Chuck Hagel on his nomination by President Barack Obama for secretary of defense. His strong record of leadership on national security will make him a valuable asset for the Department of Defense during this period of strategic challenge and transition. Read more »

Ploughshares Fund Welcomes New Board Member: Tabitha Jordan

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December 6, 2012

 

San Francisco – Ploughshares Fund is pleased to welcome Bay Area philanthropist Tabitha Jordan to its board of directors. Jordan joins a group of former officials, philanthropists, academics and public figures including Michael Douglas, former Senator Chuck Hagel, Dr. Gloria Duffy, former Congressman Admiral Joe Sestak (ret.) and Dr. Reza Aslan, who lead and advise Ploughshares Fund, a global security foundation, as the group works to reduce the threat of nuclear weapons. Read more »

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