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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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Jonathan Alter, author of the new book The Promise: President Obama, Year One, will be at the Council on Wednesday, June 16. He will present  an inside account of President Obama and his administration in action, and provide an assessment of Obama’s foreign policy performance so far. Learn about other June programs on our online calendar and watch Alter’s June 7 appearance on the Colbert Report below.

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Raj Patel, recent author of The Value of Nothing: How To Reshape Market Society and Redefine Democracy, will join the Council on January 26 for the program “Rethinking the World’s Worth.” In advance of this event, watch Patel’s interview on The Colbert Report from Tuesday night.

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Captain Charles Moore, founder of Algalita Marine Research Foundation and World Affairs 2010 speaker, was on The Colbert Report last night. You can watch the interview below.

WorldAffairs 2010, the annual community-based experience presented by the World Affairs Council, is just two months away. It’s not too late to register for the conference, which will feature speakers as diverse as Michèle Flournoy, Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, and Joshua Viertel, President of Slow Food USA. For more information and to register, click here.

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