NTI Mourns Board Member Shirley Williams

NTI is deeply saddened by the death of our dear friend and colleague, Shirley Williams. A global leader on nuclear disarmament and nonproliferation, the long-time NTI Board member was a trailblazer in U.K. politics and policy.

“The world has lost a champion for peace and security, and NTI has lost a dear friend,” said NTI Co-Chair and CEO Ernest J. Moniz. “In any policy discussion, Shirley Williams delivered the most thoughtful and incisive take—and she did it with great spirit and a twinkle in her eye. We at NTI are grateful for her years of wise counsel and friendship.”

“We were honored when Shirley joined NTI’s Board in 2002, just a year after our founding,” said NTI Co-Founder and Co-Chair Sam Nunn. “She helped build NTI, and we had the great fortune for many years to benefit from her values and vision, her keen insights, her generous heart, and her terrific sense of humor.”

NTI President and COO Joan Rohlfing remembers her as “a pioneer, a role model, and a mentor” during her decades of public service. “Shirley Williams was the brightest light in every room she graced,” Rohlfing said. “It was an honor to have the chance to work with her to build a safer world, and we will miss her sharp and sound analysis, her good advice, and her kindness.”

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