Invitation: Special Luncheon Event w/ UN High Representative Kane and Amb. Graham


 The Global Security Institute is pleased to invite our friends and supporters to a very special luncheon event at the United Nations titled “Nuclear Weapons: Threats and Solutions,” on October 28, 2013, from noon to 2 pm. The event is co-hosted by the Metro New York Chapters of the Young Presidents Organization and the World Presidents Organization, in cooperation with the American Bar Association’s Section of International Law.  It will be held in the elegant Delegates Dining Lounge at the United Nations Headquarters.

Hon. Angela Kane, UN High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, will deliver the keynote address, with Ambassador Thomas Graham, Co-Chair of the ABA International Law Section’s Task Force on Nuclear Non-proliferation, as a respondent. We can expect extraordinary insights from international and national perspectives on issues central to the security of our nation and the world.

Recent events in the Middle East, particularly in Syria, highlight the ongoing dangers posed by weapons of mass destruction (WMD). This luncheon provides a rare opportunity to hear directly about these dangers and their solutions from the world’s top experts on WMD elimination. Ms. Kane has been a leader at the United Nations in its investigations into the recent use of chemical weapons in Syria, and Ambassador Graham has been a leading US diplomat in negotiations of nearly every major arms control treaty to which the United States is a party.

Nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons continue to pose a grave threat to global security. Beyond the nine countries that currently possess the existing 17,000 nuclear weapons, WMDs may spread to new states or to non-state actors such as terrorists, with incalculable risks for our personal security and the security of nations. Deliberations in the United Nations system—from the Security Council to the General Assembly, from treaty-based regimes such as the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and the Chemical Weapons Convention to informal meetings amongst diplomats—are an essential element of international security, and yet they are rarely adequately covered by the media.

This luncheon presentation will give participants some insider perspectives of where the world is now and where it needs to go. It will emphasize both security and rule of law issues.

Cost of attending this extraordinary event is $100 to cover catering costs. Seating is limited and tickets will be granted on a first-come, first-serve basis. To RSVP,
please fill out the secure, online form.  For security purposes, please bring a photo ID with you to the event. Particulars regarding entry into the United Nations building will be sent to all registered guests prior to the event.

If you have any further questions, please contact Rhianna Kreger at
[email protected].

We look forward to hosting you at the United Nations for this valuable discussion.



Jonathan Granoff