On the heels of the recent Global Zero Summits in London and Los Angeles, Global Zero will bring together more than 250 outstanding students from around the world for Reaching Zero, the Global Zero Student Summit at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, February 18-19, 2012.
The program, hosted in partnership with President Ernesto Zedillo and the Yale Center for the Study of Globalization, will include sessions with eminent leaders and experts on key steps to initiating the first in history multilateral nuclear arms negotiations; the $1 trillion per decade cost of nuclear weapons globally; nuclear weapons issues in the context of the upcoming presidential elections in the US, Russia and France; reduction of US and Russian tactical nuclear weapons in the European theater; movement building and civic engagement in the 21st century; as well as online and offline organizing strategies to galvanize the campaign.
The program will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 18th and conclude at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, February 19th. Please direct all inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org.
•Dr. Hans Blix, Fmr. Head of the UN Monitoring, Verification & Inspection Commission, and Fmr. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kingdom of Sweden
•Gen. (Ret.) John ‘Jack’ Sheehan, Fmr. Commander in Chief, United States Allied Command
•Amb. Richard Burt, Fmr. Chief Negotiator, Strategic Arms Reduction Talks (START), United States
•Ms. Valerie Plame Wilson, Fmr. CIA Operations Officer, United States
•Dr. Lawrence L. Korb, Fmr. Assistant Secretary of Defense, United States
•Amb. Seyed Hossein Mousavian, Fmr. Ambassador to Germany and Fmr. Head of the Foreign Relations Committee of the National Security Council, Islamic Republic of Iran
•Amb. Steven Pifer, Director, Brookings Arms Control Initiative, Fmr. Ambassador to Ukraine from the United States
•Mr. Jonathan Schell, Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Yale Center for the Study of Globalization
•Dr. Bruce Blair, Co-Founder, Global Zero
•Mr. Matt Brown, Co-Founder, Global Zero
•Amb. Shyam Saran, Senior Fellow, Centre for Policy Research, Fmr. Special Envoy of the Prime Minister, and Fmr. Foreign Secretary, Republic of India
•Dr. Jennifer Allen Simons, President, The Simons Foundation
•Ms. Susi Snyder, Programme Leader, Nuclear Disarmament, IKV Pax Christi