Writings and Interviews by GSI President Jonathan Granoff

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2014

  • December 23, 2014,An Open Letter to the President: A Legacy the World Needs,” Huffington Post
  • October 21, 2014, World Bank Headquarters, Washington, DC: “Making the Case: Rule of Law in the Emerging Development Agenda,” presentation delivered at the American Bar Association’s Law, Justice and Development Week
  • September 26, 2014,Nuclear Weapons are Unworthy of Civilization,” presentation delivered at the high-level meeting on the International Day for the Total Elimination of Nuclear Weapons, United Nations, New York.
  • September 23, 2014,Save Earth’s Holy Bible,” Huffington Post 
  • July 25, 2014,From Chaos, A New Security Order,” co-authored with Rhianna Tyson Kreger, Huffington Post
  • July 9, 2014,Nuclear Weapons,” Encyclopedia of Bioethics  
  • May 8, 2014, Goals of Global Security: Threats that Bind,” presentation delivered at “New Ideas and Initiatives,” hosted by Canadian Pugwash at the United Nations, New York City, during the Nuclear Nonprolfieration Treaty Preparatory Committee conference
  • April 30, 2014, United Nations, NY: “A Moral Compass,” opening remarks delivered at the panel event “Nuclear Weapons and the Moral Compass,” co-organized by the Permanent Mission of the Philippines and the Global Security Institute, UN Trusteeship Council Chamber.
  • March 12, 2014,Security Reflections: A Holistic Approach without Nuclear Weapons,” Eruditio, the e-journal of the World Academy of Art and Science
  • February 26, 2014, Washington, DC: “The Goals of Global Security,” 2014 Annual Assembly of the Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament.

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2010

  • December 1, 2010,Bridging the Reality Gap,”Huffington Post, co-authored with Rhianna Tyson Kreger.
  • November 9, 2010,Security and Peace,” Spiritual Wisdom of the Week, Tikkun Daily.
  • October 18, 2010, Astana, Kazakhstan: “Images for Reality,” presented at the World Forum of Spiritual Culture hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • September 18, 2010, New York, NY: “Perspectives,” presented at the Millennium Development Goals Awards, Waldorf Astoria Hotel.
  • September 8, 2010, New York, NY: “Nuclear Weapons: Security or Survival”, Columbia University School of Social Work.
  • October 18, 2010,The Human Capacity for Creativity and Destruction: How Will It All Play Out?Huffington Post
  • July 23, 2010, Chatauqua, NY: “The Nexus of the Moral and Practical,” closing lecture at the 2010 Chatauqua Institute’s week on Nuclear Disarmament.
  • June 11, 2010, Washington, DC: “Nuclear Disarmament and Our Highest Spiritual Truths,” presented at the 2010 Network of Spiritual Progressives Conference.
  • June 2010,Nuclear Weapons and Steps Toward Responsible Reverence for Life,” published in Valone, David and David Ives (eds), Nuclear Proliferation and the Dilemma of Peace in the Twenty-First Century, Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • May 11, 2010, United Nations, NY: Chairmanship of Bipartisan Security Group panel, “The United States NPR: Analysis and Opportunities for Progress,” featuring Ambassador James Goodby and Dr. Ivan Oelrich.
  • May 10, 2010, United Nations, NY: Chairmanship of “Sustainable Security for the 21st Century,” panel event co-sponsored by the UN Department for Economic and Social Affairs and GSI. Speakers included: UN Messenger of Peace Jane Goodall, Assistant Secretary-General Thomas Stelzer and Economic Adviser Jeffrey Sachs of the Earth Institute.
  • May 6, 2010, United Nations, NY: Respondent to the Secretary-General’s presentation, “Advancing Nuclear Disarmament: The Power of Parliaments,” co-sponsored by the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the network of Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-Proliferation.
  • May 5, 2010, New York, NY: “A Good Framework for a Good Future,” presented at “Principles, Values and Global Security,” seminar organized by Religions for Peace.
  • April 19, 2010, Tehran, Iran: “Everyone,” presentation delivered at the International Conference on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament, sponsored by the Iranian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
  • April 15, 2010, New York, NY: Chairmanship of policy roundtable on the international biological weapons regime. Co-sponsored by GSI and the EastWest Institute.
  • March 17, 2010, New York, NY: Chairmanship of briefing and strategy session on the NPT.
  • January 20, 2010, Atlanta, GA: Opening remarks at the Atlanta Consultation III: Fulfilling the NPT.

2009

  • December 5, 2009, Hiroshima, Japan: “For Reminding Us, Thank You, Hiroshima,” presented at the symposium, “Hiroshima Strives for Nuclear Abolition: Pursuing measures to energize the 2010 NPT Review Conference,” organized by the Hiroshima Peace Institute and Chugoku Shimbun.
  • December 2009,The Process of Zero,” World Policy Journal, Winter 2009.
  • November 19, 2009, Washington, DC: “Faith, Fear and the Future of Nuclear Weapons: An Interreligious Response to the Global Crisis,” Rayburn House Office Building, co-sponsored by the Muslim-American Soicety and Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee.
  • November 11, 2009, Berlin, Germany: “A Moment to Seize,” presented at the 10th World Summit of Nobel Laureates.
  • November 1, 2009, Napa Valley, CA: “At the Tipping Point: Nuclear Disarmament Challenges and Opportunities Facing Our Global Community”.
  • October 12, 2009, New York, NY: “Advancing the UN Secretary-General’s Five Point Plan for Nuclear Disarmament,” presentation at the Annual Assembly of the Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament.
  • October 2009, “The Foundation of Dignity,” Tikkun Magazine.
  • September 2009,One Small Step for the Council, One Giant Leap for Mankind,Huffington Post, co-authored with Rhianna Tyson Kreger.
  • 2008/2009 edition, “Nuclear Weapons Free: It is Time and It is Necessary,” Centerpoint Now, The World Council of Peoples for the United Nations: pp.30
  • September 8, 2009, Spiritual Wisdom of the Week, published in Tikkun.org
  • August 27, 2009,Nuclear Weapons Free: Let’s Support President Obama,” published in The Huffington Post.
  • July 16, 2009, Puntarenas, Costa Rica: “Let Us All Be Peace Boats: Reflections on the UN, Article 26 and Costa Rica,” prepared for the Article 9 and Article 12 Peace Constitutions for Global Disarmament conference.
  • July 9, 2009, Marrakesh, Morocco: “Peace- the only way to Peace,” address to the Sidi Shiker World Meeting of Tassawuf Affiliate, hosted by the Kingdom of Morocco.
  • June 11, 2009, Camden, NJ: “Honoring Footsteps,” remarks upon accepting the Rutgers University School of Law Arthur E. Armitage Distinguished Alumni Award.
  • May 7, 2009, New York, NY: “Voices from Experience,” chairmanship of special panel event at the United Nations featuring UN Messenger of Peace Michael Douglas, High Representative Sergio Duarte, former Under-Secretary-General Jayantha Dhanapala and former Under-Secretary-General Nobuyasu Abe.
  • Spring, 2009,The Call to a New Moral Imperative,” published in Reflections, Yale Divinity School.
  • April 3, 2009, New York, NY: “Achieving the Entry-Into-Force of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test-Ban Treaty: What UN Member States Can Do Now,” Presentation at the special briefing and startegy session, Contributions of the United Nations System in Advancing the Entry-Into-Force of the Comprehensive Test-Ban Treaty, co-sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Austria to the United Nations and the Global Security Insitute.
  • April 16-17, 2009, Rome, Italy: “Preserving and Strengthening the Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament 
    Regime” delivered at the Overcoming Nuclear Dangers Conference, organized by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Nuclear Threat Initiative, and World Political Forum  
  • March 26, 2009, Annapolis, Maryland: “The Imperative of Preserving and Strenghtening the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty,” Presentation at the Spring Conference organized and convened by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), held at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland.
  • March 17, 2009, New York, NY: “The Millennium Development Goals: Real Family Values,” address delivered at the Millennium Development Goals Award Ceremony, General Assembly, United Nations.
  • January/February 2009,Memo to Obama: Nuclear Weapons,” published in Tikkun Magazine.
  • January 30, 2009, Berlin, Germany: “The Justice They Deserve,” transcript of remarks made at the sixth Article VI Forum meeting.
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2008

  • December 11-13, 2008, Paris, France: Speaker at 9th Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates.
  • November 21, 2008, Presentation to the Inter-Parliamentary Union UN ECOSOC Chamber.
  • October 24, 2008, New York, NY: “Galvanizing the focus: A Nuclear Weapons Convention, ” address delivered at the GSI Strategy Session on Achieving a Nuclear Weapons Convention, as part of the East West Institute conference “Seizing the Moment: A One-Day Consultation on Breakthrough Measures on Weapons of Mass Destruction and Disarmament.”
  • October 18-20, 2008, Hyderabad, India:”Inclusive Concept of Global Security; Arms Race in Space; Nuclear Disarmament”, address delivered at the World Academy of Arts and Science Global Assembly.
  • October 3, 2008, New York, NY: “Nuclear Weapons and Law,” address to New York University’s Center for Global Affairs.
  • September 24, 2008, “Weapons of Mass Destruction: Current Non-proliferation Challenges,” written Testimony submitted to the UK House of Commons.
  • July 10-12, 2008, Pugwash, Nova Scotia: “Pugwash, Parliamentarians and Political Will: Advancing the Agenda for Abolition,”speaker at the conference organized by Pugwash Peace Exchange.
  • Summer 2008,Considering Iran and its Nuclear Intentions,” published in Disarmament Times.
  • June 9-10, 2008, New Delhi, India: “Beyond Deterrence,”Presentation at International Conference, “Towards a World Free of Nuclear Weapons,” hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies and the Indian Council for World Affairs.
  • May 10, 2008, Philadelphia, PA: “Connecting the Dots on Nuclear Weapons, Poverty, and Environment,” address delivered at the “Thinking Outside the Bomb” Project for Nuclear Awareness Conference.
  • April 29, 2008, Northridge, CA: “Weapons of Mass Destruction: Religious, Ethical and Legal Dimensions of An Un-Ignorable Imperative,” address delivered at the California State University Northridge.
  • March 9, 2008, Tehran, Iran: “Go Up to Go Over,” address delivered at the Institute for Political and International Studies, organized by the Foreign Ministry of Iran.
  • March 30, 2008, Dublin, Ireland : “Moving Forward,” delivered at Fifth Article VI Forum of the Middle Powers Initiative.

2007

  • November 1-4, 2007, Monterrey, Mexico: “Government, Participation, Human Rights and Justice,” address delivered at the Universal Forum of Cultures.
  • July 18, 2007, New York, NY:”A High-Level Panel For Peace in the Highest Places,” Presentation to the Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters.
  • July 5-7, 2007, Washington, DC: “Revitalizing Nuclear Disarmament” & “Negative Security Assurances,” addresses delivered at the Pugwash Conference on Science and World Affairs.
  • 2007, Munich, Germany: “Das Fundament die Wurde” in Quarch, C.W. (Ed.), Die Macht der Wurde pp. 235-239. Random House GmbH.
  • 2007:Reverence for Life” in Ives, D. (Ed.), Reverence for Life: Albert Schweitzer’s Relevance Today. Cambridge Scholars Press.

2006

  • December 7-9, 2006, San Juan, Puerto Rico: Speaker at the Human Forum 2006 hosted by the Alliance for a New Humanity.
  • December 4, 2006, Haverford, PA: “The New United States Space Policy,” address delivered at Haverford College.
  • November 17, 2006, Rome, Italy: “A Call of Conscience: Nuclear Disarmament,” address delivered to the 7th World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates.
  • November 13-15, 2006, New York, NY: “Coping Global with Fears and Threats,” address delivered at the Global Creative Leadership Summit.
  • October 21, 2006, Edmonton, Canada: “Nuclear Weapons: The Ultimate Evil,” address delivered at the Building World Peace Summit.
  • April 26, 2006,Say No to the US-India Nuclear Deal,” by Jonathan Granoff and David Krieger published in CommonDreams.org.
  • 2006: Hamburg, Germany: “Peace and Security” in Towards a World in Balance pp. 125-133. Ebner & Spiegel GmbH.
  • March 25, 2006, West Chester, NY : “Alternative Approach and Perspective on Disarmament and Non-Proliferation,” address delivered at Promoting Disarmament and Non-Proliferation: Exploring New Perspectives and Evolving Consensus hosted by the Mission of Indonesia.
  • March 15, 2006, New York, NY: “The Present Crisis in Nuclear Weapons Policy.” address delivered at the Spring 2006 Global Governance Series hosted by the Ralph Bunch Institute for International Studies, The City University of New York.
  • March 2-3, 2006, The Hague, The Netherlands: Participant at the Article VI Forum hosted by the Middle Powers Initiative, (p.17).
  • February 9, 2006, New York, NY: “Modest Proposals For a Critical Moment: Address and Exhibits,” address to United Nations Secretary General Advisory Board for Disarmament Matters.

2005

  • December 2005, United States – Masters of Space? The US Space Command’s “Vision for 2020,” by Jonathan Granoff and Craig Eisendrath.
  • November 15, 2005, New York, NY: “2006 Biological Weapons Convention and UNSCR 1540,” address delivered at the Symposium on Bio-Security and UN Security Council Resolution 1540.
  • November 7-9, 2005, Amsterdam, The Netherlands: “Human Rights, Human Responsibilities, and International Law,” and “Multilateral Imperatives for Environmental and State Security,”delivered at the Earth Charter Summit.
  • November 2, 2005, Philadelphia, PA: “International Law, Nuclear Weapons, and the United Nations,” Keynote address delivered at the University of Pennsylvania Model United Nations Conference.
  • October 28-29, 2005, Hamden, CT: “Reverence for Life Revised: Albert Schweitzer’s Relevance Today,” delivered at the Albert Schweitzer Institute’s “Reverence for Life” Conference, Quinnipiac University.
  • June- August, 2005, “The Framework of Human Unity,” published in Enlightenment Magazine.
  • March 2, 2005, The Hague, The Netherlands: “The NPT and Review Conference,” delivered at the Clingandael Center for Strategic Studies.
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2004

  • August 7, 2004, Atlanta, GA: speaker at the American Bar Association Section of International Law and Practice Annual Meeting.
  • May 17, 2004, Cleveland, OH: “What’s at Stake in the 2004 National Election: Renewing America’s Integrity,” address delivered at the First National Conference of the Clergy Leadership Network for National Leadership Change.
  • March 17, 2004, Rome, Italy: “Nuclear, Biological, Chemical, and Missile Nonproliferation Instruments,” Presentation at the NATO Defense College, conference co-sponsored by the NATO Defense College and Senior-Politico Military Group on Proliferation.
  • January 2004,The Forgotten Why,”  a chapter from Imagining Tomorrow, a limited edition book published by the Mission of India to the UN and given to Heads of State and Government, Foreign Ministers, and Permanent Representatives of the world’s nations at the Millennium Summit
  • 2004, Philadelphia: “Peace and Security” in Boss, J.A. (Ed.), Analyzing Moral Issues pp. 696-699, McGraw-Hill.
  • 2004, “Sovereignty and Duty,” in Alan Cranston, Author & Kim Cranston, Editor, The Sovereignty Revolution, Stanford University Press.

2003

  • November-December 2003,Power over the Ultimate Evil,” published in Tikkun Magazine.
  • November 15, 2003, Bryn Mawr, PA: “Awakening Global Responsibility: Our Moment of Choice,” address delivered at the World Commission on Global Consciousness and Spirituality.
  • November 7, 2003, Vancouver, Canada: “From Nuclear Danger to Cooperative Security: Parliamentarians and the Legal Imperative for Nuclear Disarmament,” address delivered at the Parliamentarians Network for Nuclear Disarmament Conference.
  • October 9, 2003, Oxford, England: “A Lateral Approach to Multilateralism: New Thinking on Preventing the Further Spread of Nuclear Weapons,” address delivered to the Oxford Research Group.
  • May 30-31, 2003, Athens, Greece: “NATO and the NPT,” address delivered at the Athens Conference on Nuclear Proliferation, (p 9-15) organized by the Center for Policy Analysis and Planning, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Athens, Greece.
  • April 23, 2003, Geneva, Switzerland: “Preventing Disease Weaponization: Strengthening Law Enforcement and National Legislation,” Delivered to United Nations Biological Weapons Convention.
  • April 3, 2003, San Francisco, CA: Speaker at the 2003 Alan Cranston Peace Award Ceremony hosted by the Global Security Institute.
  • February 5, 2003, New York, NY: Formal Briefing to Secretary General Kofi Annan’s Advisory Group on Disarmament at the United Nations.
  • February 26, 2003, New York, NY: “Is War Really the Only Option?” Press Conference held by the United Nations Correspondence Association and the Global Security Institute at the United Nations.
  • January 19, 2003,“Securing Iraq Doesn’t Need Military Force,” published in North Jersey Herald News.
  • January 10, 2003, “The Iraq Dilemma. Robust Inspections Could Prevent War, Save Innocent Lives,” published in San Diego Tribune.
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2002

  • December 4-7, 2002, Mexico City, Mexico: Keynote address at the Second Annual Meeting of the Commission on Globalization.
  • October 29-30, 2002, Toronto, Canada: “Priorities for Preserving the Non-Proliferation Treaty in the New Strategic Context,” Formal Testimony before Special Joint Parliamentary Session.
  • October 10, 2002, Washington, DC: address at Alternatives to War: Prominent Citizens Oppose War with Iraq held at the National Press Club by the World Policy Institute.
  • October 5, 2002, “Best Way to Build World Stability,” by Jonathan Granoff and Douglas Roche published in Financial Times.
  • Summer 2002, “Arms Control and National Security,” with John R. Borroughs, John H. Harrington, Bonnie D. Jenkins, Barry Kellman and Mark S. Zaid in International Lawyer.
  • July 18, 2002, Washington, DC: “Stop Smoking: Suggestions for Progress in South Asia,” address delivered at the Symposium on South Asia held at the Cannon House Office Building by the Policy Institute for Religion and State.
  • May 9, 2002, New York, NY: “Nuclear Weapons, Ethics, Morals and Law,” address delivered at the American Bar Association Section of International Law and Practice 2002 Spring Meeting.
  • April 16, 2002, New York, NY: Speaker at the 2002 Alan Cranston Peace Award Ceremony hosted by the Global Security Institute at the United Nations.
  • April 9, 2002, New York, NY: “The Power Over the Ultimate Evil: In the Footsteps of Gandhi and King,” address delivered at the Closing Ceremony, 2002 Gandhi and King Season of Nonviolence.
  • March 12, 2002, “Pentagon Report Reveals Dangerous Shift in US Nuclear Doctrine,” by Jonathan Granoff.  
  • February 21-23, 2002, Lyon, France: “Globalization and Sustainable Development: Is Ethics the Missing Link?” delivered to Earth Dialogues at the Congressional Palace.
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2001

  • October 17, 2001, New York, NY: “Lessons for Today from the Cuban Missile Crisis,” delivered at Luncheon with Former Secretary of Defense Robert S. McNamara.
  • September 2001, Haverford, PA: Address at the Convening of the World Commission on Global Consciousness and Spirituality.
  • August 11, 2001, “Missile Defense a Threat,” by Jonathan Dean and Jonathan Granoff published in Chicago Sun Times.
  • January 2001, Philadelphia, PA: Address at the Conference on Values, Nuclear Weapons and National Priorities hosted by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese.
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2000

  • Spring 2000, “The 2000 Nuclear Non-proliferation Treaty Review Conference with Some Suggestions for Success,” published in the International Law News.
  • April 6-8, 2000, New York, NY: “Building a Culture of Peace: Inner and Outer Peace,” delivered at the Annual spring Seminar of the Unitarian Universalist United Nations Office (UU-UNO) at the Church Center for the United Nations.
  • January 2000, “Legal, Moral and Ethical Dimensions of Nuclear Weapons,” published in Brigham Young Law Review.
  • 2000: “The Forgotten Why,” Imagine Tomorrow: Rethinking the Global Challenge, published by United Nations for the UN Millennium Assembly.

1999

  • December 1-8, 1999, Cape Town, South Africa: “A Moral Call to Eliminate the Threat of Nuclear Weapons,” address delivered at the Parliament of the World’s Religions.

1997