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Overview

The Global Security Institute is dedicated to strengthening international cooperation and security based on the rule of law, with a particular focus on nuclear arms control, non-proliferation and disarmament. GSI was founded by Senator Alan Cranston whose insight that nuclear weapons are impractical, unacceptably risky, and unworthy of civilization continues to inspire GSI's efforts to contribute to a safer world. GSI has developed an exceptional team that includes former heads of state and government, distinguished diplomats, effective politicians, committed celebrities, religious leaders, Nobel Peace Laureates, disarmament and legal experts, and concerned citizens.

The Global Security Institute works through four results oriented programs: the Middle Powers Initiative; Bipartisan Security Group; Parliamentarians for Nuclear Nonproliferation and DIsarmament; and our Disarmament and Peace Education program.

Mission

The Global Security Institute is dedicated to strengthening international cooperation and security based on the rule of law, with a particular focus on nuclear arms control, non-proliferation and disarmament. GSI was founded by Senator Alan Cranston whose insight that nuclear weapons are impractical, unacceptably risky, and unworthy of civilization continues to inspire GSI's efforts to contribute to a safer world. GSI has developed an exceptional team that includes former heads of state and government, distinguished diplomats, effective politicians, committed celebrities, religious leaders, Nobel Peace Laureates, disarmament and legal experts, and concerned citizens.

The Global Security Institute works through four results oriented programs: the Middle Powers Initiative; Bipartisan Security Group; Parliamentarians for Nuclear Nonproliferation and DIsarmament; and our Disarmament and Peace Education program.

History

The Global Security Institute was founded in October of 1999 by Senator Alan Cranston (1914-2000) to continue and institutionalize a life-time of dedicated work toward the elimination of nuclear weapons.

Following Senator Cranston’s passing, his son, Kim Cranston, was elected Chair of the Board, and Jonathan Granoff assumed the helm as GSI’s second President.

The Global Security Institute, incorporated in 1999, is the culmination of many years of accomplishments by the organization's original founders.

Program

The Bipartisan Security Group (BSG) targets Members of Congress and their staff;

Disarmament & Peace Education (DPE) engages citizens and leaders in the global community;

Middle Powers Initiative (MPI) works directly with Heads of Government, diplomats, the United Nations and other officials around the world;

Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament (PNND) is a network of over 700 legislators around the world in more than 60 countries.

Impact

The Bipartisan Security Group (BSG) targets Members of Congress and their staff;

Disarmament & Peace Education (DPE) engages citizens and leaders in the global community;

Middle Powers Initiative (MPI) works directly with Heads of Government, diplomats, the United Nations and other officials around the world;

Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament (PNND) is a network of over 700 legislators around the world in more than 60 countries.

Goals This Year

- to grow the PNND network to 800 members and at least 5 more countries;
- to bring together key governments at the Carter Center in Atlanta to forge a consensus for strengthening the NonProliferation Treaty;
- to advance sound disarmament and non-proliferation policies on Capitol Hill
- to educate and engage students in this important work;
- to bring public and media attention to the negotiations taking place at the United Nations;
- to advance the Secretary-General's call for a Nuclear Weapons Convention to eliminate all nuclear weapons;
- to work towards the entry-into-force of the treaty prohibiting all nuclear testing.

CEO

Jonathan Granoff, President of the Global Security Institute, is also Co-Chair of the Blue Ribbon Task Force on Nuclear Nonproliferation and Senior Advisor to National Security Committee of the International Law Section of the American Bar Association. He serves on numerous governing and advisory boards including the Global Dialogue Institute, Middle Powers Initiative, Jane Goodall Institute, and the Bipartisan Security Group. Mr. Granoff is both a Member of the World Wisdom Council and a Fellow of the World Academy of Arts and Sciences, and has represented the International Peace Bureau at the Nobel Peace Laureate Summits in Rome every year since 2002. He received his Baccalaureate degree, Cum Laude, from Vassar College and Juris Doctorate from Rutgers University School of Law.

Board

Zachary Allen, Secretary / Treasurer of the Board
Attorney, Arnold & Porter LLP (San Francisco)

Christie Brinkley
President CB, Inc., Model/Humanitarian

Kim Cranston, Chair of the Board

Ambassador Thomas Graham, Jr.
Chairman, Cypress Fund for Peace and Security

Robert Klein II
President, Klein Financial Corporation

Fred Matser
Founder, The Fred Foundation

Berniece Patterson
President, Pioneer Health Care Services

C.E. Pat Patterson, President of the Board
President, MacKenzie Patterson, Inc.

Kim Polese
Chairman and Co-founder, Marimba, Inc.

Christina Sidoti
Owner/Operator, Paolina's Way

Tyler Wigg Stevenson
Co-Coordinator, National Religious Partnership on the Nuclear Weapon Danger

Lynne Twist
(emeritus board member)
President, Soul of Money Institute

Dolf Zantinge

 

Countries 

New Zealand

States

Pennsylvania

Contact

300 Broadway, suite 26

San Francisco, CA 94133-4529

Phone: (646) 289-5170

www.gsinstitute.org

EIN: 94-3347331


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Briefing Congress

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Our DC-based Bipartisan Security Group provides Members of Congress and their staff with the credible, experienced, insightful information on nuclear weapons policy that they need to make informed decisions that make our country and our world safer, now. The BSG is comprised of former diplomats, intelligence officers, lawyers and other experts, from BOTH sides of the aisle, providing an authoritative view on the most pressing...

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Gathering of diplomats

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This gift will provide a series of high level diplomatic strategy sessions bringing senior diplomats from over twenty governments together to stop the proliferation of nuclear weapons and work on disarmament.

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PNND conference call

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Conference calls are an inexpensive way for this network to stay informed, exchange ideas, vote on priorities and inspire each other to advance disarmament and nonproliferation in their respective legislatures.

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Your gift will help produce a DVD copy of interviews with the Nobel Laureates, their Press Conference from Rome and the documents containing their morally clear call for the abolition of nuclear weapons.

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Your gift will support GSI's efforts at engaging our young people. From giving presentations and guidance at Model UN conferences to giving lectures at universities and youth groups around the country, your gift will support GSI's Disarmament and Peace Education program by giving young people the information they need to develop the critical thinking tools they need to be tomorrow's peacemakers.

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Keeping India to Task

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The speeches from that conference were published in a book, "Towards a Nuclear Weapons-Free World." Your gift will get one copy of this landmark book into the hands of a key decision-maker, whether a legislator on the Foreign Affairs Committees of the House and Senate, a legislator in India or another Indian ally's parliament, or diplomats at the United Nations. In essence, your gift will...

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Safe,smart abolition

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This gift will fund the dissemination of one of our eNewsletter to almost 20,000 diplomats, parliamentarians, concerned citizens, UN staff, Capitol Hill staffers, members of the media and more.

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Letter to Congress

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Your gift will send a letter to your Congressperson urging them to support the disarmament and nonproliferation proposals in Congress, in the United Nations and bilaterally with key partners such as Russia. For $25, we will send letters to your Representative and both of your Senators.

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Your gift will help support GSI's internship programs, which run out of the New York, Philadelphia and Washington DC offices. Interns assist with all aspects of GSI's work-- from assisting with research and proofreading of policy briefs, to event organizing, to Congressional and UN advocacy. They have the chance to network with world leaders and get an insider's view of peacemaking.

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