Chain Reaction

Chain Reaction 2020 will be Monday, June 8, 2020 via Zoom. Save the date on June 8 for Ploughshares Fund’s annual gala, Chain Reaction, an invigorating evening of mingling and conversation with top policy and political leaders, experts, and activists in the nuclear field.

Enjoy videos and articles from previous Chain Reaction events.

  • Chain Reaction: Securing Our Future

    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...

    May 3, 2020 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Joe Cirincione discusses the New Moment

    Watch Joe Cirincione, President of Ploughshares Fund and host of the "Press the Button" podcast. In his introduction to the theme of the event, Chain Reaction 2019, he discusses a new moment facing US nuclear policy, in the midst of a trillion-dollar nuclear arms buildup and escalating crises in...

    June 19, 2019 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Beatrice Fihn on California and the Nuclear Ban

    We had the privilege of hearing Beatrice Fihn speak about California's role in the problem of nuclear weapons, the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons and the importance of the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. Watch her full remarks in the video.

    June 19, 2019 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Jerry Brown on Nuclear Diplomacy

    Watch Jerry Brown, former governor of California, current Executive Chairman of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, and board member of the Nuclear Threat Initiative in conversation with Eric Schlosser, author, producer, and Ploughshares Fund Board Member. See him discuss his experience with...

    June 19, 2019 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • A Conversation on Nuclear Security

    Watch Michelle Dover (Program Director at Ploughshares Fund), Emma Belcher (leader of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation's Nuclear Challenges program, member of advisory committee of N Square), and Eric Schlosser (author and producer of Command & Control and Fast...

    June 19, 2019 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Alex Wellerstein on the

    Watch Alex Wellerstein's demonstration of NUKEMAP, an interactive map that uses declassified nuclear weapons effects data to model the explosion of nuclear weapons (contemporary, historical, or of any given arbitrary yield) on virtually any terrain and at virtually any altitude. He discusses the...

    June 19, 2019 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Ben Rhodes on No First Use and Ploughshares Fund

    Watch Ben Rhodes' discussion of a No First Use nuclear weapons policy and see a video promoting that policy. We had the privilege of hearing him speak about the importance of a recent...

    June 19, 2019 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • A Tribute to Lewis H. Butler

    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...

    June 19, 2019 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Terry Gamble Boyer Welcome Remarks

    Watch Terry Gamble Boyer, Chair of the Ploughshares Fund Board of Directors, writer, co-founder of the Caldera Foundation, and Master of Ceremonies at Chain Reaction 2019: A New Moment. She delivers opening remarks welcoming guests to the event, thanking supporters of Chain Reaction, and...

    June 19, 2019 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Chain Reaction 2019: A New Moment

    New congressional leadership, the dynamic start of the presidential campaigns, and a new wave of citizen activism gives us promise that we can prevent the worst from happening in the current administration and forge a saner nuclear policy for the next. Today, we see hope amassed in A New...

    April 26, 2019 - By Ploughshares Fund