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In 2007, four men with distinguished careers in American diplomacy and national security wrote two op-eds in the Wall Street Journal promoting a world free of nuclear weapons and explaining the path to get there. The four, former Secretary of State George Shultz, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, former Secretary of Defense Bill Perry and former Senator Sam Nunn, discuss their views in more detail in the documentary film The Nuclear Tipping Point. The men continue to speak about nuclear non-proliferation.

Last week, Senator Nunn appeared on the Colbert Report and discussed the Nuclear Threat Initiative, the threat of nuclear terrorism and the necessity of global cooperation “to take the steps we need to protect American citizens.” Watch the interview here:

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Next week, on Monday, June 21 Secretary Shultz will be at the Council to host a members-only screening of the documentary film.

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The Skoll Foundation and three other organizations (PopTech, ideablob, and Civic Ventures) are pooling their data to create an open database that will “allow philanthropists, investors, press, and fellow entrepreneurs to find social entrepreneur’s based on keyword, location, cause area, population served, and a variety of other factors, ” according to the Social Actions website.   Jill Finlayson, Marketing Manager for Social Edge, says that the goal of the site is to “provide an easier way for people to find, invest in, and support social entrepreneurs,” and thereby increase impact.  The database should be up an running by July 2009.

The Chonicle of Philanthropy’s Give and Take section has a post on this, as does Lucy Bernholz on her Philanthropy 2173 blog.  Click here to read about our 2009 GPF Social Entrepreneurs.

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