Watch this behind-the-scenes video of Jeffrey Lewis and Joe Cirincione discussing the most pressing nuclear threats facing the world today. It was shot onsite at the Writers Guild of America West while the two were in Los Angeles for an event featuring the nuclear-themed season finale of Madam Secretary.
Making an impact on nuclear weapons policy requires an informed, engaged, and mobilized public. That is why Ploughshares Fund, along with Hollywood, Health & Society and N Square, recently hosted a special screening of the season finale of the award-winning CBS show Madam Secretary in Los Angeles, California. In the episode, Secretary of State Elizabeth McCord and cabinet members braced for the fallout at home and abroad as President Dalton prepared for a retaliatory nuclear attack on a country that had reportedly just launched missiles bound for the US. Following the screening, nuclear experts Joe Cirincione and Jeffrey Lewis participated in a panel discussion with Madam Secretary executive producers David Grae and Barbara Hall. The full video of the panel discussion is available here.
Jeffrey Lewis is a scholar and professor at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies, where he also serves as director of the East Asia Nonproliferation Program at the institute's Center for Nonproliferation Studies. A Ploughshares Fund grantee, Jeffrey Lewis has led the way in conducting groundbreaking research of North Korea's nuclear program, producing valuable insight into the regime's progress and plans before they are reported on in mainstream media. His team's research is often cited in major news outlets like NBC and the Washington Post. We are proud to support Jeffrey Lewis and his team's efforts to keep the public informed and engaged.
Joe Cirincione is the president of Ploughshares Fund, and a renowned expert on national security and nuclear weapons policy. He has led Ploughshares Fund for 10 years, and oversaw our transformation into the largest US philanthropic organization focused exclusively on nuclear weapons issues. He is also an MSNBC contributor, regularly making appearances on The Rachel Maddow Show, 11th Hour with Brian Williams, and other programs as the network's nuclear security analyst.