Julie Schelling with Voices for a World Free of Nuclear Weapons interviews Voices Founding Member and Chair of GSI’s Nonpartisan Security Group, Ambassador Thomas Graham Jr.
Ambassador Graham reads from a compelling speech he gave for the Coalition for Peace Action in Princeton NJ on August 5th 2021. His speech was given in commemoration of the Atomic Bomb attack on the city of Hiroshima, 76 years ago. He discusses the role of nuclear weapons and makes the case for the importance of the United States to declare formally, NO FIRST USE of nuclear weapons, that it will never be the first to use nuclear weapons in a conflict or in any other way.
Although we may not be able to eliminate every nuclear weapon from the planet, we can minimize the threat of accidents, miscalculations, or aggressive acts by some states.
Christian Ciobanu is the senior associate of the Global Security Institute. He is also the coordinator for our internship and youth outreach program at GSI. Mr. Ciobanu has an MA in Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, and a second MA in Political Science from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies. He has been a youth activist since 2009. He has organized meetings for both diplomats and young people throughout the world, including New York, Geneva, and Vienna.