Dear NAPF Community,

As we continue forward in our efforts to educate and advocate for a world free of nuclear weapons, I’m pleased to share with you my latest op-ed, published by Common Dreams, as well as additional resources from our recent events in Santa Barbara (19th Annual Kelly Lecture and Richard Falk’s Lifetime Achievement Celebration) and other updates. Please see below and share widely!

In a recent conversation with HE Ambassador Elayne Whyte of Costa Rica, Christian, our summer interns and I had a chance to hear her speak on historical shifts away from the mainstream that started with small groups of people pushing for a better tomorrow. Nuclear abolition fits this historical narrative. Total ban and elimination will not happen immediately, but it is only by plowing ahead in the face of challenges that we can ensure the future that is needed so desperately.

With our sights on the path ahead, we also keep an eye on the past and those who have inspired and given and taught us so much. One such person is the great American hero Daniel Ellsberg, who passed away on June 16. We honor and celebrate him and cherish the gifts that he left for humanity. See below our announcement of his passing with links to recordings and a transcript of his events at NAPF over the last decade.

With love and gratitude, always,



Nuclear Dangers Video and Transcript Watch the video and read the entire transcript of this important virtual event as Noam Chomsky, Daniel Ellsberg, Richard Falk, and Cynthia Lazaroff share their wisdom on the Ukraine War: One Year Later.

View the video recording here

Read the transcript here

Trip to Japan

Christian Ciobanu, our Policy and Advocacy Coordinator and a group of 11 young people from around the world, visited Japan from April 23 til May 1.

Read More

Letters to all G7 leaders

We sent letters to all G7 leaders imploring them to change the status quo.

Read More

Kelly Lecture recording

Ivana Nikolić Hughes gave the 2023 Kelly Lecture entitled Nuclear Weapons: Past, Present, Future.

View the lecture recording here

Richard Falk Celebration recording

We gathered to celebrate Professor Richard Falk and present him with the Foundation’s 2023 Lifetime Achievement Award.

View the event recording here

Summer Interns meet HE Ambassador Elayne Whyte

Ambassador Whyte inspired our interns to think of the TPNW not only as necessary, but also, achievable.

Read More

The Passing of Daniel Ellsberg

He was a true American hero, a courageous fighter for peace and justice and a dear friend of NAPF. He will be greatly missed.

Read More

Warheads to Windmills: How to Pay for a Green New Deal

We participated in the NUCLEARBAN.US webinar and are now officially a part of the Warheads to Windmills coalition.

View the event recording here


An Asia-Pacific NATO: Fanning the Flames of War


Exposing the rising militarism in the Asia Pacific region and offering creative ideas on what can be done to move from confrontation to cooperative coexistence. The event will be held virtually on July 4, 2023 at 7:00 pm PT, 10:00 pm ET.

Register here


NAPF will hold its 29th Annual Sadako Peace Day to honor the victims of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki and all innocent victims of war. We will gather in the Sadako Peace Garden at La Casa de Maria on Wednesday, August 9, from 6:00 – 7:00 pm. There will be poetry, live music, keynote speakers and time for reflection. More information to come.