Invitation: Musicians, Politicians and Experts


You’re Invited!

Musicians, Politicians and Experts
Gather in Napa Valley to Celebrate
10 Years of the Global Security Institute

Sunday, November 1st

Napa Valley Opera House

Join us to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Global Security Institute.

* Concert
7:30 – 9 PM
featuring Bob Weir and Scaring the Children
and Lili Haydn and special guests
$75 per person

* VIP Food & Wine Reception
6:30- 7:30 PM
$250 per person (includes concert admission)

* Public Forum
4 PM- 5:30 PM
Chaired by Rt. Hon. Kim Campbell, former Canadian Prime Minister
Speakers: Ambassador Thomas Graham, Jr., America’s most experienced arms
control negotiator
and Jonathan Granoff, President of the Global Security Institute
Free admission

Prime Minister Kim Campbell

Tickets for the Bob Weir “Scaring the Children” concert are $75 per person. Tickets for the special VIP wine reception, featuring Ambassador Graham, Prime Minister Campbell, Bob Weir, Lili Haydn and other surprise guests are $250 per person, and include entry to the concert with preferred seating. Admission to the “At the Tipping Point: Nuclear Disarmament Challenges Facing Our Global Community” forum is FREE, first come, first served. 

Bob Weir
Lili Haydn

VIP and concert tickets are available by contacting the Napa Valley Opera House box office at 707.226.7372, or

To purchase a ticket for the concert CLICK HERE

Special sponsorships of the forum, reception and concert are available by contacting Mr. Les Dewitt, Director of the Fund for Peace Initiatives at 650-327-3053, or Mr. Robert Vogt on behalf of the Fund for Peace Initiatives at 707-337-5275. 

Thomas Graham

“With the recent developments in Iran, this has been an historic week at the United Nations,” explained Ambassador Graham. “The US President chairing a summit of the Security Council and its adoption of a far reaching resolution on nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation is extraordinary. Moreover, it is indicative that we are on the road towards a safer planet,” Graham added.

“Nukes are the ultimate environmental issue,” stated Prime Minister Campbell. “They cannot be used without poisoning the earth, and therefore their use is immoral.”

“California Senator Alan Cranston started the Global Security Institute under the premise that nuclear weapons are unworthy of civilization,” stated Jonathan Granoff. “It’s these kinds of programs that are key to furthering the dialog, philosophy and mission that Senator Cranston started just over ten years ago.”

GSI President Jonathan Granoff

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About Prime Minister Kim Campbell

Kim Campbell was the former Prime Minister of Canada, as well as the first female Head of State in North America. Campbell also served as Canada’s Minister of Defense, and as Canada’s Minister of Justice.

About Bob Weir

When the Grateful Dead began to play in 1965, Bob Weir was just 17, so he was naturally treated as “the kid.” Over the years, he grew to the point of being one of rock’s finest and most distinctive rhythm guitarists, and a band stalwart always. He grew up on the Peninsula south of San Francisco, and was glued to a guitar from the time he was 14. One of his earliest influences was a local folkie named Jorma Kaukonen. He first joined in with Garcia in 1964 to form “Mother McCree’s Uptown Jug Champions,” and then was a co-founder of the Warlocks, later the Grateful Dead. As the band grew, he became the co-lead-vocalist with Garcia, and wrote a number of important songs, including “The Other One,” “Sugar Magnolia,” “Playing in the Band,” and “Throwing Stones.” He is married to the former Natascha Muenter, and they have two daughters, Monet and Chloe. His band RatDog is increasingly active.

About Ambassador Thomas Graham, Jr.

Ambassador Thomas Graham, Jr. is Chairman of the Board of the Cypress Fund for Peace and Security, a charitable foundation established to provide long-term, reliable support to selected arms control, nonproliferation and conflict resolution NGOs, support PhD programs and carry out other activities in these fields. Internationally known as one of the leading authorities in the field of international arms control and nonproliferation agreements designed to limit and to combat the proliferation of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons, Ambassador Graham has served as a senior U.S. diplomat involved in the negotiation of every major international arms control and non-proliferation agreement for the past 35 years.

About Lili Haydn

Amid a career that has already put her on stage with Jimmy Page and Robert Plant (soloing on Led Zeppelin’s “Kashmir), or playing and singing one of her own songs as part of Herbie Hancock’s jazz quintet, Lili Haydn has regularly shared stages with Parliament-Funkadelic (Haydn has often been called by leader George Clinton “the Jimi Hendrix of the violin) and the great Qawwali singer Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, and recorded with Tom Petty and Josh Groban. Haydn was even recruited by film composer Hans Zimmer to be the featured solo violin and voice in the final Pirates of the Caribbean. A committed humanitarian and activist, Haydn also performs regularly for various human rights organizations, including Amnesty International and Human Rights Action Center, and has played private concerts for international gatherings of Nobel laureates. Haydn’s song “Children of Babylon” has been adopted by the Global Security Institute to further its message of nuclear nonproliferation.

About Jonathan Granoff

Jonathan Granoff is the President of the Global Security Institute, and an attorney, author and international advocate emphasizing the legal, ethical and spiritual dimensions of human development and security, with a specific focus on advancing the rule of law to address the threats posed by nuclear weapons.

About The Global Security Institute

The Global Security Institute is dedicated to strengthening international cooperation and security based on the rule of law, with a particular focus on nuclear arms control, non-proliferation and disarmament. GSI was founded by Senator Alan Cranston whose insight that nuclear weapons are impractical, unacceptably risky, and unworthy of civilization continues to inspire GSI’s efforts to contribute to a safer world. GSI has developed an exceptional team that includes former heads of state and government, distinguished diplomats, effective politicians, committed celebrities, religious leaders, Nobel Peace Laureates, disarmament and legal experts, and concerned citizens. GSI’s Board of Advisers includes Mikhail Gorbachev, Jane Goodall, Rigoberta Menchu Tum and others.


What’s New?

Ban Ki-moon and Mikhail Gorbachev on Resetting the Disarmament Agenda (video)

“Evangelical Voices Against Nukes,” GSI Board Member Tyler Stevenson in Washington Post/Newsweek

BSG Chairman Graham’s LTE in the Wall Street Journal

GSI President Jonathan Granoff on CBS News Radio

Media Advisory: International Arms Control Experts Comment on the
Security Council Summit:
A Signal for a New Framework?

MPI Director Jim Wurst on the CTBT conference in the UNA World Bulletin

Chairman Amb. Thomas Graham in Disarmament Diplomacy and as a Guest Blogger in the Washington Post

GSI featured in book The New Humanitarians, by Rhianna Tyson

Huffington Post op/ed by GSI President

Op/ed by MPI ISC member Hiro Umebayashi

New video resources!

Op/ed by MPI Chairman Emeritus Doug Roche

Become a fan of GSI on Facebook!

Reflections on the UN, Article 26 and Costa Rica

In Memoriam: Robert S. McNamara

GSI testimony to UK House of Commons

PNND Update #24 now available

Chairman Emeritus Douglas Roche to receive Distinguished Service Award

Rutgers University Honors GSI President Jonathan Granoff

“Towards a Nuclear Weapon Free World”: Report of a special book event at the UN bookstore

New video resources: Michael Douglas, Christie Brinkley, Dennis Kucinich and more

GSI leadership published in Reflections magazine, a publication of the Yale Divnity School

PNND Update #23

Final Report of the Berlin Article VI Forum is now available

Advancing the CTBT: What UN Member States Can Do

Disarmament Times editorial by GSI Senior Officer Rhianna Tyson

The Imperative of Preserving and Strengthening the NPT: GSI Brief by Jonathan Granoff

New GSI Policy Brief on the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty