Erika Gregory is the director of N Square, a $2.4 million pilot designed to foster collaboration, ignite the public imagination, and spark new ideas about how to eliminate the threat of nuclear weapons. Gregory is very passionate about this topic and it is shown in her Ted Talk. She speaks at TEDWomen to a group of people who had to spend $2,500 to attend the conference. In “The World Doesn’t Need More Nuclear Weapons”, Erika Gregory argues that the world would be better off without nuclear weapons by using the rhetorical appeals of pathos, logos, and ethos. Erika Gregory uses the rhetorical appeal of pathos in her TED talk very well by attaching emotions to her points. Gregory states that the United States of America once gave money to Russia so they could hire out-of-work nuclear scientists to turn the nuclear material into energy. Enough energy was produced to fuel every one in ten lightbulbs in the United States for the next twenty years. Two opposing world powers have worked together before for the greater good of humanity and they can do it again. She also stated that there was a huge win in the UN regarding the end of nuclear weapons. There are 56 countries in the UN who signed the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons. The treaty prohibits the development, testing, production, stockpiling, stationing, transfer, and threat of use of nuclear weapons, as well as assistance and encouragement to the prohibited activities for those who are party to it. The no nuclear weapons movement is having success and it can excite people to join the movement. In the TED talk, it is also said that if someone lives near a military facility or rural areas where nuclear weapons are stored, a nuke is likely to be pointed at them. This can scare people into realizing the threat a nuclear weapon poses. Gregory also uses the rhetorical appeal of logos very well by using logical arguments. She says the United States has accidentally dropped two nuclear weapons in both North Carolina and South Carolina. One of the bombs did not detonate because the nuclear core was stored somewhere else. In another case, the bomb armed when it hit the ground, and five switches designed to prevent it from detonating failed. Thankfully the sixth one did not fail, but an accidental nuclear explosion is very possible. Even if a nuclear war isn’t a threat, one going off because of a mishap is. If it has happened before, it is bound to happen again, but this time, the bomb might actually explode. Another point Gregory makes is how much money we spend on nuclear weapons. On average, the United States of America spends $20 billion on nuclear weapons every year. Instead, the United States could spend that money on employing and educating people, which reduces the threat of a nuclear war happening in the first place. If there is no threat of a nuclear war, having nuclear weapons would be pointless. Currently, the Treaty on the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons is the most widely adopted arms control treaty with 190 signatures. The only problem is that there is no specific date by which the world will get rid of their nuclear weapons. When the United States went to the moon, John F. Kennedy gave the United States a deadline by which they put a man on the moon. The deadline is getting there before the Russians do. This deadline inspires the scientists and astronauts of the United States to get creative and problem solve. The United States eventually beats Russia to the moon on July 20th,1969. The exact same thing can happen if we set a deadline for getting rid of nuclear weapons. Erika Gregory uses both pathos and logos successfully in her TED talk. Gregory evokes powerful emotions in her presentation to connect with the audience while still using very logical arguments. Erika Gregory uses all three of the rhetorical devices successfully, but she uses logos and pathos the best. Gregory’s use of ethos is seen when she cites multiple treaties and uses decisions President John F. Kennedy made. There are multiple lines of very logical arguments and many points that get people’s emotions flowing. Gregory’s message is much more convincing because of her use of the rhetorical devices.