It's always nice to have your name mentioned. I would talk to Senator Obama, if he wanted to talk about it. But I think the chances of an offer are pretty slim. ... I'm not pining to go back into public officeTwo VP potentials stump with Obama Jul 17, 2008
I don't have any overriding ambition to go back into governmentNunn said to be on Obama's short list Jul 13, 2008
We must work to bring the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty into force -- in the United States and in other key statesGroup urges to put CTBT into force Mar 04, 2008
Ehud Barak brings to CSIS an enormous amount of insight on a tremendously complex and volatile areas of the worldBarak distinguished statesman at CSIS Aug 09, 2002
We are privileged to have Stan O'Neal join the CSIS board of trusteesMerrill Lynch president joins CSIS board Jul 30, 2002
Samuel Augustus Nunn, Jr. (born September 8, 1938) is an American lawyer and politician. Currently the co-chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI), a charitable organization working to reduce the global threats from nuclear, biological and chemical weapons, Nunn served for 24 years as a United States Senator from Georgia (1972 until 1997) as a member of the Democratic Party. His political experience and credentials on national defense reportedly put him into consideration as a potential running mate for Democratic presidential candidates John Kerry (2004) and Barack Obama (2008). Nunn is an informal advisor to President Obama.
Nunn was born in Macon, Georgia and raised in nearby Perry, and he grew up with family connection to politics; he was a grandnephew of the Congressman Carl Vinson.
Nunn is an Eagle Scout and recipient of the Distinguished Eagle Scout Award from the Boy Scouts of America. In high school, Nunn was a standout athlete, captaining the school's basketball team to a state championship.