An Appeal for Our Future

from Ambassador Thomas Graham, Jr.

December 23, 2013

Tom GrahamDear friend, 

The Global Security Institute makes our voices for a safer world impact where it matters–decision makers in Washington, capitals around the world, and the United Nations. Your investment in its work will make a difference. 
 
My work has been and remains dedicated to advancing the rule of law, ending threats posed by nuclear weapons, stopping their proliferation, and striving to achieve their elimination. The United States and the entire world benefit from every step taken to downgrade the value of nuclear weapons and move to obtain their elimination. 
 
I have had the extraordinary privilege of working with six presidents of the United States: Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Ronald Reagan, George H. W. Bush, and Bill Clinton. I have been substantively involved in the negotiations of almost every international arms control and nonproliferation agreement for over three decades, including the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks, the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaties (START), the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty, the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty Treaty, the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe Treaty, the Biological Weapons Convention and the Chemical Weapons Convention. I led the US government efforts to achieve the permanent extension of the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) and the creation of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty, and managed the Senate approval of the ratification of the Geneva Protocol banning the use of chemical and biological weapons in war. 
 
Since I left US government service, I have been honored to serve on the Board of Directors of GSI and as the Chairman of its Program the Bipartisan Security Group (BSG). BSG’s Director, Ambassador Robert Grey and its other members, such as Ambassador James Goodby, are among the world’s most experienced and successful diplomats. GSI’s network of Parliamentarians for Nuclear Nonproliferation and Disarmament is without compare in its international capacity with over 800 legislators in over 80 countries. Its co-presidents include leaders from all over the world. GSI advances analysis and policies at the highest levels of state in capitals and the United Nations. Much of this is done quietly as track-II diplomacy. Discretion often amplifies impact. 
 
With your support, GSI will continue to: 
 
  • influence policies in the world’s most powerful nations; 
  • build bridges where there are walls, such as those between Russia and the United States, and especially those in the Middle East; 
  • build coalitions of nations to ensure the stability of the nuclear nonproliferation regime; 
  • bring parliamentarians from around the world to Washington, DC, to advance the elimination of nuclear weapons; 
  • advance the end of nuclear testing; 
  • strengthen moral, diplomatic, and legal advocacy for the elimination of nuclear weapons; 
  • build coalitions and advance cooperative efforts with other leading civil society organizations such as the Nobel Peace Laureate Summits, the World Academy of Art and Science, the American Bar Association, the United Religions Initiative, and the Middle Powers Initiative. 

GSI will help redefine security based on shared international interests and advance the rule of law. We will keep the compass point of achieving the peace and security of a nuclear weapon-free world in the center of the debate. GSI’s mission is critical and its programs effective. Governments cannot do this existentially important work alone. GSI cannot do its part without you doing your part. Please be generous in ensuring the success of our efforts. Nothing less than the future of the planet is at stake. Your monetary investment will be amplified by passion, professionalism, and dedication. 

Sincerely, 

Ambassador Thomas Graham, Jr.


GSI is a 501(c)3. Your secure, tax-deductible contributions can be made online via PayPal or Network for Good, or can be made by mail with the completed printed form, and sent to our address below. 

$100,000        President’s Council
$50,000          Ambassadors’ Council 
$25,000          Donors’ Council
$10,000          Executive Supporter
$5,000            Supporter
$2,500            Contributor
$10 to $1,000  Friend

For information on giving levels, please contact us at (646) 289-5170. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email me directly.
You can also contact GSI President Jonathan Granoff at: granoff@gsinstitute.org

We would be more than pleased to speak with you in depth or brief your organization regarding our specific policies and strategy.