Nuclear free world?

Signatory of the Global Zero campaign and career diplomat, Thomas Pickering

1931 – Born in Orange, New Jersey
1953 – Graduates, Bowdoin College, Brunswick, Maine
1954 – M.A., Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University
1956 – Awarded a Fulbright scholarship to the University of Melbourne and receives second master's degree
1956 – On active duty in the United States Navy and later serves in the naval reserve to the grade of lieutenant commander
1959 – Serves in the bureau of intelligence and research in the U.S. State Department, Arms Control and Disarmament Agency
1962 – Political advisor to the U.S. delegation, 18 nation Disarmament Conference, Geneva
1965 – Assigned to Zanzibar
1969 – Deputy director, Bureau of Political-Military Affairs, Washington, D.C.
1973 – Executive secretary of the depaRtment of State and Special Assistant to Secretary Rogers and Secretary Kissinger
1974 – U.S. ambassador to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
1981 – U.S. ambassador to Nigeria
1983 – U.s. ambassador to el Salvador
1984 – Receives honorary doctorate, Bowdoin College
1985 – U.S. ambassador to Israel
1989 – U.S. permanent representative to the united nations
1992 – U.S. ambassador to India
1993 – U.S. ambassador to Russia
1997 – U.S. under Secretary of State for Political Affairs
2001 – Senior vice president for international relations, Boeing
2008 – Signatory on the Global Zero campaign

Presidents Obama's and Medvedev's commitment to a world free of nuclear weapons - matched by growing support from governments around the world - represents a historic opportunity to stop proliferation and end the nuclear threat once and for all by setting the world on the course to the elimination of all nuclear weapons. But is a nuclear-free world possible and desirable? We’ll be talking about this with a signatory of the Global Zero campaign, career diplomat Thomas Pickering.