Silicon Valley Executives Given Special Screening of Nuclear Tipping Point at Hoover Institution

Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Nuclear Tipping Point
Nuclear Tipping Point

A special screening of Nuclear Tipping Point, a movie of a conversation among four men involved in U.S. and international diplomacy during the last four decades, was shown to Silicon Valley executives on Wednesday, May 19, at the Hoover Institution. In the movie, former secretary of state George 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.

Following the screening, a discussion was held with Shultz, the Thomas W. and Susan B. Ford Distinguished Fellow at the Hoover Institution; Perry, senior fellow, Hoover Institution, and senior fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies; and Sidney Drell, senior fellow, 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 moderated the discussion.

The special presentation of the movie was held in conjunction with the Citizens to Stop Nuclear Terrorism.