The Inspiration

“Nuclear weapons are unworthy of civilization.”

Senator Alan Cranston, Founder, Global Security Institute

Jane Goodall, Mahatma Gandhi, religions of the world — all inspire our view of the world. And all give us reason to contemplate the greater good, our obligations to the future generations, and the ethical imperative to rise, as a species, above the urge for violence, revenge and domination that has brought us to this absurd point, where we stand one button away from destroying ourselves and the entire playing field.

Senator Alan Cranston, the Global Security Institute’s founder, was also a profound inspiration for all those involved in GSI. The organization was founded on Senator Cranston’s moral insight, and his emphasis on the fact that our future depends upon advancing common global interests, diplomacy and governance, the rule of law, and non violent change. His book, The Sovereignty Revolution, articulates GSI’s vision in depth.

For those inclined, we offer our inspirations:

Peace — The Only Way to Peace

Peace – The Only Way to Peace presentation by Jonathan Granoff prepared for the Sidi Shiker World Meeting of Tassawuf Affiliate Organized by the Ministry of Religious Endowments and Islamic Affairs July 10-11, 2009 Marrakesh, Morocco Bismillahirahmaniraheem....

Reflecting and Serving on Hiroshima Day

Reflecting and Serving on Hiroshima Day

August 6, 2010 Today marks the 65th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, and the beginning of a new era for the human race. Our capacity for destruction must be met with our more powerful capacity to be truly human. As we commemorate this moment and take...

Honoring Footsteps

Honoring Footsteps

Remarks by Jonathan Granoff, President of the Global Security Institute on accepting the Arthur E. Armitage Distinguished Alumni Award Rutgers University Law School-Camden June 11, 2009 Although it is my name and hands accepting this honor today, the reality is that...