NTI 10th Anniversary Event

Washington, DC

The Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) celebrated its 10th anniversary on October 4th, 2011 with an awards dinner that honored leaders from around the globe who have made significant contributions to reducing the threat of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons.

The October 4th dinner—held at the House of Sweden and co-sponsored by the Swedish Ambassador to the United States Jonas Hafström—celebrated a remarkable decade of work by NTI, which was founded in 2001 by former U.S. Senator Sam Nunn and philanthropist Ted Turner.

Below is video of the full event, followed by a list of the receipents and direct link to the video.


Adel Belbesi of Jordan, Alex Leventhal of Israel, Asad Ramlawi of the Palestinian Authority
The Shirley Williams Award

Andrew J. Bieniawski
The Charles B. Curtis Award

Desmond H. Browne
The William J. Perry Award

Ashton B. Carter
The Nunn-Lugar Award

Gareth Evans
The Amartya Sen Award

Rose Gottemoeller
The Max M. Kampelman Award

Wolfgang Ischinger
The Henry A. Kissinger Award

President Nursultan Nazarbayev and the Government of Kazakhstan
The Ted Turner Award

Sergey Ryabkov
The Igor S. Ivanov Award

Jonas Gahr Støre and the Government of Norway
The George P. Shultz Award


For more detailed information, please see the NTI press release on the event.

Sam Nunn
Sam Nunn

Founder and Co-Chair

Joan Rohlfing
Joan Rohlfing

President and Chief Operating Officer, NTI

Ted Turner
Ted Turner

Founder and Co-Chair