Achieving the Vision of a World Free of Nuclear Weapons

February 27, 2008

International security leaders and nuclear experts from 29 countries gathered in Oslo, Norway on February 26-27, 2008 to advance ideas for reducing nuclear dangers and a world free of nuclear weapons.

Reykjavik Revisited: Steps toward a nuclear free world

October 24, 2007

The Hoover Institution and NTI sponsored a "Reykjavik Revisited" conference in October 2007 to examine the practical steps required to address the nuclear threat and to move toward the goal established by President Ronald Reagan and Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev at their historic 1986 meeting in Reykjavik, Iceland: the elimination of nuclear weapons.

A conversation on “A World Free of Nuclear Weapons”

June 25, 2007

Washington, DC

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

A panel discussion with Ambassador Max M. Kampelman of Fried, Frank, Harris Shriver & Jacobson LLP; former Senator Sam Nunn; and Jessica I. Mathews. Watch the video

A conversation about the uncertain state of nuclear proliferation in the world,

March 29, 2007

San Francisco, CA

World Affairs Council of Northern California

Secretaries Shultz and Perry, joined by arms control expert Sidney Drell, in conversation with Jane Wales, President and CEO of the World Affairs Council of Northern California, discuss the uncertain state of nuclear proliferation in the world. Watch the video

2006 Reykjavik Summit 20th Anniversary Conference

October 1, 2006

Palo Alto, California

Hoover Institution

At their October 1986 meeting in Reykjavik, Iceland, Ronald Reagan and Mikhail Gorbachev agreed on the need to eliminate nuclear weapons. That historic meeting ultimately helped lead to the end of the Cold War. "Since that time, the nature of the nuclear threat in the world has changed, but the 20-year-old lessons of Reykjavik may well help us achieve the goal of a modern world free of nuclear weapons," said former Secretary of State George P. Shultz.