Senior Policy Fellow, National Defense University, Center for the Study of WMD

Justin Anderson became interested in nuclear issues after living in South Asia for three years as a child and because his dad wrote a book on nuclear power. After graduating from Occidental College, he had the good fortune to receive a Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Junior Fellowship, where he worked for what was then called the Nonproliferation Program. The program introduced Justin to Washington, the nuclear policy field, and his wife (“I hit the lottery!”). After two years working at SAIC on arms control implementation and compliance, he won a Marshall Scholarship, leading to an MA and PhD in war studies at King’s College London. After he returned stateside, Justin served as the first editor of the Department of Defense’s Law of War Manual and worked on arms control issues for the Air Force before becoming a fellow at National Defense University’s Center for the Study of WMD. A former N Square Innovators Network fellow, he’s a proud dad of two boys and lives in Alexandria, VA.