The William J. Perry Project
Students from Stanford, George Washington University and UCLA gather at Stanford to launch a summer project with former Secretary of Defense William J. Perry to look at ways to bring his mission of nuclear nonproliferation to their generation of global thinkers. Join them on their journey.
"All during the Cold War, I operated on the belief that nuclear weapons protected our security; now I operate on the belief that nuclear weapons are a danger to our security." - Perry
- Perry talks about his personal journey in this recent article:
- Perry addresses the Perry Project students at a private dinner about his path to nuclear global zero
- The Perry Project two-day meeting at Stanford included lectures and conversations Perry, former Secretary of State George Shultz and a number of experts in nuclear nonproliferation and how the weapons have impacted history and society.
- The students are: Jared Greenspan, Sahil Shah and Pia Ulrich from George Washington University; Isabella Gabrovsky, Hayden Padgett and Raquel Saxe from UCLA; and Claire Colberg, Taylor Grossman and Daniel Khalessi from Stanford.
- Hayden Padget of UCLA talks bout taking his no-nukes passion to campus:
CISAC 2013 Honors Student Daniel Khalessi: "I believe there's a generational gap between my generation and the Cold War Generation, which understood the realities and the dangers of nuclear weapons."
- CISAC consulting professor Philip Taubman documented the efforts by Perry, Shultz, Kissinger, Drell and Nunn to ban the bomb in his book: The Partnership
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