An extraordinary public servant. A visionary leader. A statesman. A friend.
Nuclear Threat Initiative Co-Chairs Richard Lugar, a founding member of NTI’s Board of Directors, as a committed advocate for global security and a model for effective leadership., , and are remembering former Senator
“Dick Lugar was an exceptional public servant who will be remembered for his leadership, his integrity, and his critical work to strengthen U.S. and global security,” CEO Sunday after learning of Lugar’s passing.
Nunn, whose Senate partnership with Lugar resulted in groundbreaking legislation to secure and dismantle thousands of weapons of mass destruction left vulnerable after the dissolution of the Soviet Union,
Ted Turner that “came from a spirit of civility and decency.”
Lugar was dedicated to NTI’s mission and deeply involved in NTI’s work since its founding. Most recently, he worked with Nunn and others at NTI on developing a path forward for denuclearization in North Korea. Last year, Lugar and Nunn penned
In 2015, Lugar co-chaired NTI’s high-level , which included military and national security officials from China, France, Pakistan, Russia, the United Kingdom, and the United States and made recommendations for governments to tighten controls around nuclear materials classified as “military.”
Following Lugar’s last campaign for the U.S. Senate in 2012, as “one of the world’s most effective and tireless champions for reducing the threats from nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons. There is no doubt the world is a safer place thanks to Dick Lugar.”