Ploughshares Fund

  • Retirement of Ploughshares Fund President Joe Cirincione

    Today we announce the planned retirement of Ploughshares Fund president and longtime national security expert, Joseph Cirincione. The Ploughshares Fund board of directors is actively engaged in a search to select the global security foundation's next president, with an appointment scheduled to...

    February 3, 2020 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • All Good Things

    In a special episode of Press The Button, we announce the planned retirement of Ploughshares Fund president Joe Cirincione. “I'm going to step down as the president of Ploughshares Fund effective July 1st,” Cirincione told co-host Michelle Dover. “It's been a great thirteen years here...

    February 3, 2020 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Ploughshares Fund sets record straight on false statement from Secretary of State Michael Pompeo

    As part of Ploughshares Fund’s mission to prevent the spread of nuclear weapons, we have long funded efforts to constrain and roll back nuclear programs in North Korea and Iran. This includes the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the diplomatic agreement signed by the United States,...

    January 30, 2020 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • $400,000 in Emergency Grants to Promote Peace and Security

    The Ploughshares Fund board of directors recently awarded $390,000 in new grants to six organizations working to prevent war and build a safer, more secure world. “We've dodged the [war with Iran] for now, but we're not out of the woods by a long shot,” said Ploughshares Fund President Joe...

    January 27, 2020 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • We don't have to live in fear of nuclear weapons

    As both an Anglican priest and as a Ploughshares Fund board member committed to the elimination of nuclear weapons, I think a lot about the moral aspect of the issue. And after two decades of activism in this space, I’m convinced the essential moral questions around nuclear weapons aren’t...

    January 8, 2020 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • $1.5 Million in New Grants to Stop Nuclear Threats

    The Ploughshares Fund board of directors recently awarded $1.5 million in new grants to over 20 organizations working to end nuclear threats. “These investments will develop new champions, provide vital research and empower American citizens to create a new vision for a saner nuclear policy,”...

    November 7, 2019 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Philip Yun

    An exciting leadership transition happened at Ploughshares Fund recently — the departure of longtime Chief Operating Officer Philip Yun and the appointment of Elizabeth Warner as managing director. Philip led the organization through a significant period of growth, playing an influential role in...

    October 8, 2019 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Stopping the New Nuclear Arms Race

    Since taking office in 2016, President Trump has dismantled many of the security guardrails that restrained nuclear dangers for decades. He walked away from a successful Iran deal, killed Reagan’s treaty on intermediate-range nuclear weapons and may yet destroy New START – the only remaining...

    October 2, 2019 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • Honoring Sally Lilienthal on Her Birthday

    Today, we pay respect to the life of a woman who made history by founding Ploughshares Fund. Like many Americans, Sally Lilienthal was concerned that a thermonuclear war between the United States and the Soviet Union could erupt at anytime. And rightly so: it was 1981, the height of the Cold War...

    March 19, 2016 - By Ploughshares Fund
  • New Generation of Arms Control

    I first learned about the inaugural Hale Fellowship from a former member of the Ploughshares Fund team who raved about her tenure on staff. I served as a presidential appointee at the Department of Energy during the debate on ratification of the New START Treaty in 2010. That debate introduced me to Ploughshares Fund’s mission and the vital role that members of the peace and security community play in shaping US foreign policy.

    May 5, 2014 - By Blake Narendra