The World Affairs Council of Connecticut hosts a conversation with international media mogul and world ambassador Ted Turner. Since the early 1970s, Turner has stepped into the international spotlight with one accomplishment after another.
He now dedicates his time and resources to making the world a better, safer place for future generations through the Turner Foundation, the United Nations Foundation, the Nuclear Threat Initiative, the Captain Planet Foundation, and the Turner Endangered Species Fund.
Edward "Ned" Lamont was the unsuccessful Democratic nominee for the United States Senate in the Connecticut United States Senate election held on on November 7, 2006. He faced incumbent Senator Joe Lieberman, who ran as the nominee of the Connecticut for Lieberman party, as well as Republican nominee Alan Schlesinger in a three-way general election. He currently serves as a Fellow at the Harvard Institute of Politics, and is an adjunct faculty member of Central Connecticut State University.
Ted Turner has received recognition for his entrepreneurial acumen, sharp business skills, leadership qualities, and his unprecedented philanthropy. Turner is co-chairman of the Nuclear Threat Initiative, a charitable organization working to reduce the global threats from nuclear, biological and chemical weapons; chairman of the Turner Foundation, Inc., which supports efforts for improving air and water quality, developing a sustainable energy future to protect the earth's climate, safeguarding environmental health, maintaining wildlife habitat protection, and developing practices and policies to curb population growth rates; chairman of the United Nations Foundation, which promotes a more peaceful, prosperous and just world.
Ted Turner passionately calls for complete nuclear disarmament. He says the United States must stop demanding that other countries discontinue nuclear pursuits, while it sits on armed warheads at hair trigger alert.