Nuclear Tipping Point Premieres at Stanford University

Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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The movie Nuclear Tipping Point was shown on the campus of Stanford University on April 20 to a standing-room-only crowd. It has been shown to great acclaim in other venues, including the White House on April 6, at which time President Barack Obama viewed it.

In the movie, former secretary of state George P. Shultz, former defense secretary William J. Perry, former secretary of state Henry A. Kissinger and former senator Sam Nunn share the experiences that led them to write three Wall Street Journal opinion/editorials describing their efforts to reduce reliance on nuclear weapons, to prevent their spread into potentially dangerous hands, and ultimately to end them as a threat to the world.

“The world will be more secure if we get rid of nuclear weapons,” said, Shultz, the Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow at the Hoover Institution, in the panel discussion that followed the hour-long film.

Other panelists included Perry, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies, and Sidney Drell, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution and a professor of theoretical physics emeritus at Stanford’s SLAC National Accelerator Center. New York Times reporter and best-selling author Philip Taubman, a Hoover media fellow, moderated the discussion.

The Hoover Institution and the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies cosponsored the event.

To learn more about the movie and obtain a free copy, visit the website Nuclear Tipping Point.