Oral history interview with Sam Nunn, 2013

 

Name
Nunn, Sam (Interviewee)
Farber, Myron (Interviewer)
Title
Oral history interview with Sam Nunn, 2013
Abstract
Co-Chairman of Nuclear Threat Initiative. Ambition to serve as U.S. Senator and consideration to run for U.S. President; reflections on David A. Hamburg's support of Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI); proposing Risk Reductions Centers to President Ronald W. Reagan; Hamburg's role in supporting research on weapons nonproliferation; recollections of negotiations amidst fall of the Soviet Union: meetin g with Mikhail Gorbachev about safety of nuclear arsenal, public protests, respect for Gorbachev's leadership; vision and development of Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction Program; Hamburg's invitation to join Carnegie Corporation board; serving on Carnegie Corporation board under Vartan Gregorian: respect for Hamburg's legacy; relationship of weapons nonproliferation to protection of intelligentsia in Russia and Eurasia; development of NTI and partnership with Henry A. Kissinger, George P. Shultz, William J. Perry; importance of "going to zero" and steps outlined to achieve that goal; challenges posed by current Russian leadership.
Collection Name
Carnegie Corporation project. Part 3
Subjects
International relations; Legislators--United States; Charitable uses, trusts, and foundations--Political activity; Endowments; Gregorian, Vartan; Nunn, Sam; Nuclear Threat Initiative; Carnegie Corporation of New York
Format
oral histories
Genre
Interviews
Date
2013
Physical Description
43 pages. + index; 1 digital audio file (68 min.)
Note (Biographical)
United States Senator.
Note
Interviewed by Myron Farber on June 3, 2013.
Note (Provenance)
Gift of Samuel A. Nunn, Jr
Language
English
Library Location
Columbia Center for Oral History, Columbia University
Browse Location’s Digital Content
Catalog Record
11298812
Also In
Carnegie Corporation Oral History Project [Staging]
Oral History Archives at Columbia
Persistent URL
https://dx.doi.org/10.7916/d8-2zsk-c746
Related URLs
Transcript
Available digital content for this interview.