Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies Program on Energy and Sustainable Development Stanford University


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My Personal Journey at the Nuclear Brink

Opinion Piece/Newspaper Article

William J. Perry - Michael and Barbara Berberian Professor (emeritus) at FSI and Engineering and Co-Director of the Preventive Defense Project at CISAC; FSI Senior Fellow; CISAC Faculty Member

Published by
European Leadership Network, June 17,2013

CISAC Faculty Member and former U.S. Secretary of Defense William J. Perry tells the story of how he became a nuclear weapons abolitionist. He recounts six personal experiences that led him to turn away from his lifelong career of developing and managing nuclear weapons, and pursue the goal of eliminating them.