Invitation: International Day of Non-Violence

The Global Security Institute is pleased to offer our very special friends and supporters an invitation to the United Nations’ celebration of the International Day of Non-Violence, sponsored by the Permanent Mission of India.  On October 2, you are invited to join Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, General Assembly President (and PNND member) Mogens Lykketoft, and many other speakers and dignitaries as […]

GSI September 2015 eNewsletter: More Than How: Remembering the Why

September 2015 A Message from the President Dear friends,    One of the most inspiring and unique inclusions in this eNewsletter is a a short report about the first International Day of Yoga, held at the United Nations, where I had the profound pleasure of being an honored speaker as well as practicing a few […]

VIDEO: International Day of Yoga

On June 21, 2015, the United Nations hosted the first ever International Day of Yoga. Among the speakers at the commemoration was GSI President, Jonathan Granoff. In his remarks,  Mr. Granoff stressed the importance of yoga and its wisdom as it relates to not just personal enrichment, but also the health of relations amongst nations.  […]

United Nations Hosts First Ever International Day of Yoga

June 21, 2015, the United Nations hosted the first ever International Day of Yoga. The official Indian government estimate cites an audience size in India alone of at least 500 million people and global participation of nearly 2 billion in over 190 countries and more than 240 cities. Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the largest […]

GSI President Speaks at Third Conference of States Parties and Signatories to Treaties that Establish Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zones and Mongolia

On April 24, 2015, GSI President Jonathan Granoff was invited to speak on behalf of civil society at the Third Conference of States Parties and Signatories to Treaties that Establish Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zones and Mongolia. Watch his remarks:  Third Conference of States Parties and Signatories to Treaties that Establish Nuclear-Weapon-Free Zones and Mongolia from Global Security […]

President Obama: A Chance to Lead

The below article, by Jonathan Granoff, was originally published in the Huffington Post on May 2, 2015.  This month at the United Nations, 190 nations will gather to review the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, which constrains the spread of nuclear weapons and contains a promise by the United States, United Kingdom, France, Russia, and China to […]

Living, and Illuminating, Peace: GSI eNewsletter Winter/Spring 2015

Events, reports, and analysis A Message From the President The necessity of human solidarity must not be trumped by the divisiveness of nuclear weapons. This was part of the historic message expressing the ideas of His Holiness Pope Francis shared at the recent conference in Vienna on the humanitarian consequences of nuclear weapons. The World […]

U.N. Urged to Ban Nuke Strikes against Cities

UNITED NATIONS, Dec 10 2014 (IPS) – Civil society groups are urging the U.N. General Assembly to pass a resolution declaring nuclear strikes on cities to be a clear-cut violation of international humanitarian law. At the Dec. 8-9 Vienna Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons, supporters of the proposed resolution argued that after […]