Culture and Nuclear Weapons

If we change our cultural conceptions of nuclear weapons, we can make the world safer from nuclear threats.

The dangers of nuclear weapons are rarely communicated in a way that is compelling and accessible, despite the fact that these risks affect us all. At Ploughshares Fund, we are exploring the power of media, technology, and popular culture to change perceptions and attitudes. Learn more about our Cultural Change Initiative here.

Latest News, Analysis and Explorations of Culture and Nuclear Weapons

  • We encourage you to come see, "All the Shah's Men," a play by Matthew Spangler. This original work based on Stephen Kinzer's award-winning book by the same name will be on stage in San Francisco's Mission District, May 3-20. Royce Gallery, 2901 Mariposa Street, San Francisco, CA Directed by...

    April 13, 2018 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Nuclear Weapons, Race and Justice in the Trump Era

    Watch the complete video from KODX Seattle of Dr. Vincent Intondi's lecture on nuclear weapons, race and justice in the Trump era. This lecture took place at University of Washington in Seattle, Washington on April 2, 2018. The United States is on a path to spend $1.7 trillion over the next 30...

    April 4, 2018 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Join us for an important discussion with Dr. Vincent Intondi

    Join us for an important discussion with Dr. Vincent Intondi, author of African Americans Against the Bomb, on the intersection of US nuclear weapons policy and the fight for racial equality, at the University of Washington on Monday, April 2. The United States is on a path to spend $1.7...

    March 23, 2018 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Speaking Up Locally Against Nuclear War

    On Tuesday March 20, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors approved a resolution introduced by supervisor Katy Tang, the San Francisco Resolution Against Nuclear War. The resolution was proposed to her by activists from Beyond the Bomb, a grassroots initiative to support public mobilization. We...

    March 20, 2018 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • International Women’s Day 2018

    Right now, there is tremendous action happening across the country and around the world to advance women’s rights, human rights, and the right to a safe and secure future for all. But that future will not be realized as long as the fields of national security and foreign policy continue to be...

    March 8, 2018 - By Elizabeth Warner
  • Ben Rhodes and Eric Schlosser Join Ploughshares Fund Board of Directors

    We are thrilled that Ben Rhodes and Eric Schlosser are adding their formidable talents to the Ploughshares Fund Board of Directors. Ben Rhodes and Eric Schlosser are prominent figures in promoting the elimination of nuclear weapons threats. Ben Rhodes played a central role in developing nuclear...

    February 14, 2018 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Transforming Thinking, Advancing Policy

    Women have led, and are leading, the fight to create a safer, saner and more egalitarian future in many areas of civic life, and nuclear security is no different. Ploughshares Fund aims to increase women's leadership and to amplify the role and voices of women working to reduce nuclear threats....

    February 6, 2018 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Joe Cirincione Oklahoma Speaking Tour

    In Oklahoma on Monday, January 29 and Tuesday, January 30, 2018, there will be four opportunities to see and hear Joseph Cirincione. Joe Cirincione is president of Ploughshares Fund, a global security foundation focused on eliminating nuclear threats. An MSNBC nuclear security expert, Cirincione...

    January 23, 2018 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Grantee Spotlight: Global Zero

    Global Zero is on a mission to rid the world of the nuclear threat. With backing from Ploughshares Fund, Global Zero is enlisting young activists across the United States. It will take thousands, maybe even millions, of people across the globe — especially young people, eager to engage in new...

    December 11, 2017 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Kavita N. Ramdas Joins Ploughshares Fund's Board of Directors

    We welcome Kavita N. Ramdas to our Board of Directors. A prominent figure in women’s rights, advocacy and public affairs, Ramdas was a featured panelist at “Chain Reaction: Women in Security” in June 2016, in which women involved in arms control and nuclear security efforts came together to...

    November 15, 2017 - By Ploughshares Fund