"I want to thank the Arms Control Association … for being such effective advocates for sensible policies to stem the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and most importantly, reduce the risk of nuclear war."

– Joseph Biden, Jr.
January 28, 2004
Oliver Meier at the Heinrich Boell Foundation's annual conference

In September 2009, International Representative and Correspondent Oliver Meier gave the keynote speech at the Heinrich Boell Foundation's annual conference. The title of his talk was "Deterrence or Disarmament?: Global Zero and the reduced role of nuclear weapons in security policies in the 21st century."