Nuclear Nightmares: Securing the World Before It Is Too Late by Joseph Cirincione

Joe Cirincione Oklahoma Speaking Tour

Monday, January 29 and Tuesday, January 30, 2018

In Oklahoma on Monday, January 29 and Tuesday, January 30, 2018, there will be four opportunities to see and hear Joseph Cirincione. He will also be doing an interivew on KGOU radio, a local NPR affiliate in Oklahoma at 3pm CT on Tuesday. 

Joe Cirincione is president of Ploughshares Fund, a global security foundation focused on eliminating nuclear threats. An MSNBC nuclear security expert, Cirincione, teaches at Georgetown University Graduate School of Foreign Service. He is a top expert in the field and has over 35 years of experience with nuclear weapons policy.

He served previously as Vice President for National Security at the Center for American Progress, director for non-proliferation at Carnegie Endowment, and senior associate at Stimson. He also worked for nine years as professional staff on the US House of Representatives Committees on Armed Services and Government Operations. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a former member of the International Security Advisory Board for Secretaries of State John Kerry and Hillary Clinton. He played a critical role is securing the historic accord with Iran that blocked that nation’s pathways to a nuclear bomb.

Cirincione is the author of Nuclear Nightmares: Securing the World Before It is Too Late and Bomb Scare: The History and Future of Nuclear Weapons as well as hundreds of articles. He appears frequently in the media, and as president of Ploughshares Fund, his dynamic leadership has been credited, by Inside Philanthropy, as having made Ploughshares Fund into what they called the Most Valuable Small Funder of 2017, an award Ploughshares Fund won for our strategic and targeted work to reduce and eventually eliminate the threat of nuclear weapons.

Monday, January 29

12pm CT
The Iran Nuclear Deal: Is it Good for the US? – Joe Cirincione
Wes Watkins Center, Rm 108 - Oklahoma State University
N Washington St & W Hall of Fame Ave, Stillwater, OK
Moderated by Dr. Pedram Khosronejad, Associate Director for IPGS

The Iranian and Persian Gulf Studies (IPGS) Farzaneh Speaker Series hosts top scholars and policy makers who are specialists of contemporary Iran and the Persian Gulf Region.


530pm CT
Trump, Congress and the Iran Nuclear Agreement
University of Central Oklahoma, Nigh University Center Ballrooms
Edmond, OK | Directions

Doors open at 5:30pm, Dinner and Presentation begins at 6:00pm
Free admission, RSVP required
Program is free but an RSVP is required. To RSVP or for additional questions, please contact Leadership Central at or 405-974-5560.

Tuesday, January 30

12pm CT
North Korea and the Nuclear Threat – a lecture by Joseph Cirincione
How the United States should handle the threat of a nuclear North Korea
Bruce Owen Theater, inside the College's main building on the Oklahoma City Community College campus
7777 South May Avenue, Oklahoma City, OK

This event is free and open to all. We hope you will join us for this important and timely discussion. For questions, please contact Tabitha Narvaiz at 405.682.7502 or


5:30pm CT
Deal or No Deal: Future of the Iran Nuclear Agreement – with Joe Cirincione
Sam Noble Museum of Natural History - University of Oklahoma, 2401 Chautauqua Avenue, Norman, OK

A book sale and reception will follow the lecture. For more information or accommodation on the basis of disability, contact Marjan Seirafi-Pour, Director of Outreach Programs, at