Posted by: ctbtonewsroom | September 20, 2012

Turning the spotlight on REYKJAVIK. Why it still matters

A staged reading of the play “Reykjavik”, followed by a panel discussion and reception, will be held at 18.30 on 27 September 2012 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center, 55 Lexington Avenue (25th Street), New York.

Written by Pulitzer Prize-winner Richard Rhodes, “Reykjavik” is a dramatic reconstruction of those two intense days of debate, drawing extensively on the actual transcripts of the Reykjavik meeting as well as on the memoirs of both Reagan and Gorbachev.

A panel discussion entitled ’25 years since Reykjavik – will we get it right in the next 25?‘ will follow the staged reading of the play. Mikhail Gorbachev will open the discussion with a video message from Moscow. The panelists include: Max Kampelman, Roald Sagdeev, Morton H. Halperin, Richard Rhodes, and Philip Taubman (moderator).

For more read the press release.

Media Resources: Video, Audio, Photos 

High-resolution multimedia resources are available free for download by the media. Including:
Broadcast quality video & audio:

Mikhail Gorbachev: sound bites, b-roll & shot-sheet.
Watch low-res preview
High Resolution Photographs:

Reykjavik Summit, 11-12 October 1986

Reykjavik Poster, Play, Panel & Reception, 27 September 2012

For historical photos credit the Ronald Reagan Library.  For the event on 27 September photos will be added as soon as they become available, please credit the CTBTO.


The event has been made possible by the generous financial contributions of the Governments of Japan, Australia, Kazakhstan, Mexico and Sweden, and the Ploughshares Fund, as well as the assistance of the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs and the United Nations Department of Public Information.


The event is by invitation. Tickets can be won by connecting with the CTBTO on FACEBOOK and Twitter (#ReykjavikPlay) today, 20 September.

For those interested to attend the event, please get in touch as soon as possible with:

Awoba Macheiner

T    +43 1 26030-6457


F    +43 1 26030-5823

Media Contacts: 

For journalists wishing to cover the event or arrange interviews with panellists or the CTBTO Executive Secretary, please contact as soon as possible:

Annika Thunborg

Spokesperson and Chief of Public Information

T    +43 1 26030-6375


M    +43 699 1459 6375

Kirstie Gregorich Hansen

Public Information Officer

T    +43 1 26030-6540


M    +43 699 1459 6540

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For technical issues related to the multimedia material contact:

Pablo Mehlhorn

T    +43 1 26030-6451


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