Panel Discussion To Mark The 30th Anniversary Of The Announcement Of South Africa’s Decision To Dismantle Its Nuclear Weapons Program


South Africa is the only country that has dismantled a nuclear weapons arsenal that it had created itself. Please join GSI president, Jonathan Granoff, this Friday, 24 March at 11am EDT when he will moderate an expert panel to discuss this remarkable, historical event.

Panelists include Ambassador David Steward, Chairman of the FW de Klerk Foundation; Ambassador Sérgio Duarte, Nobel Peace Prize recipient, President, Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, Former UN Under-Secretary-General for Disarmament Affairs, and GSI Advisory Board Member; Ambassador Thomas Graham, a senior principal negotiator for the United States in every single arms control and non-proliferation agreement from 1970 until 2000, including START treaties, SALT treaties, INF treaty, NPT, CTBT, and CWC, and Board of Directors GSI.

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Watch President De Klerk address delegates at the World Summit of Nobel Peace Laureates in Yucatán, Mexico, in 2019.

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It's All About the Journey: A Conversation with Jonathan Granoff and Chip Reid at Vassar College


From the head to the heart to the hand — a lifetime journey of learning and advancing peace and security from the spiritual and personal to the national and international. Please register for this event on Thursday, March 23 at 5pm EDT. Facilitated by Chip Reid, author, journalist, lawyer, and former correspondent, CBS News and NBC News. Mr. Granoff is being honored by receiving the Vassar College Distinguished Achievement Award. 

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Join Jonathan Granoff and Chair, Nikolas Emmanuel, of Soka University for "Controlling Nuclear Weapons" on March 28, 12:15-2:15 AM EDT.

Participants: Anna Ikeda, Soka Gakkai International Representative to the United Nations [virtual]; Audrey Kitagawa, President, International Academy for Multicultural Cooperation (IAMC), Member GSI Board of Directors; Rorry Daniels, Managing Director, Asia Society Policy Institute; Mitsuru Kurosawa, Professor Emeritus, Osaka University [virtual]; Nobuyasu Abe, Senior advisor, Council on Strategic Risks; Councillor, Nuclear Material Control Centre, and Harukimurakami Archival Labyrinth, former UN Under-Secretary-General for Disarmament Affairs

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The Role of Religion and Faith-Based Organizations in International Affairs


Mr. Granoff presented at the 9th Annual Symposium on the Role of Religion and Faith-Based Organizations in International Affairs, held on 24 January 2023. 

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GSI is a strong supporter of the Human Security for All (HS4A) campaign of the World Academy of Art and Science (WAAS) and the UN Trust Fund for Human Security. Watch Garry Jacobs, WAAS President and CEO, as he speaks on the human security imperative.

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Jonathan Granoff Appointed New Permanent Observer for International Anti-Corruption Academy at the UN


The Permanent Observer for the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA), Jonathan Granoff, presented his letter of appointment to UN Secretary-General António Guterres in December 2022, at UN Headquarters in New York City. Secretary-General Guterres and Permanent Observer Granoff met in private and during their substantive discussion, the Secretary-General expressed his appreciation and support for the mission of the IACA.

In addition, they shared the importance of effectively ending the illicit financial flows that drain resources needed to achieve the fulfillment of the Sustainable Development Goals and international peace and security. Mr. Granoff thanked him for his leadership in working for greater multilateral cooperation and peace. 


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