Co-Director, BASIC

Marion is a co-director at BASIC in London, where she leads the organization’s risk reduction, disarmament, and gender programs. She is interested in finding new approaches to security that are based in collaboration and inclusion, is always looking for connections between issues, and wants to develop innovative solutions for persistent problems in the nuclear and security policy space. This includes focusing on the role of emotions in international agreements.

I am most excited to work on projects that… bring together different policy areas or disciplines to advance interdisciplinary problem solving.

I am looking for partners who can help me… push my thinking further and learn about methods I haven’t yet discovered.

A moment when I felt most inspired in my work was… when the Swedish Foreign Minister launched the Stockholm Initiative in June 2019, on the basis of the Stepping Stones to Disarmament methodology we had developed at BASIC.

Innovations in my field that I am most excited to work on… are applying a new lens to old problems, such as the new conversations around finding solutions to reducing risks introduced by new intersections between different technologies.

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