Senior Project Lead, Nonproliferation, CRDF Global

As a senior project lead at CRDF Global, Timothy helps international partners build their capacity to implement UN Security Council resolutions on North Korea’s WMD program. Since starting in the field with an internship at the Arms Control Association in 2005, Timothy has tried to do his part to lessen nuclear risks in a variety of roles in academia, government, advocacy groups, think tanks, and political campaigns. His research interests include arms control, nuclear testing, verification, and North Korea. Timothy hosts the Super Critical Podcast, which explores the portrayal of nuclear weapons in popular culture and serves as an outlet for experts to discuss how film and other media can help the public better understand nuclear dangers and advance a sane nuclear weapons policy. Timothy holds an MA in security studies from Georgetown and a BA in international relations and history from the University of Redlands. His MA thesis explored how verification requirements constrained and inspired arms control negotiators.

I am most excited to work on projects that… engage experts, the broader public, and people much smarter than me on how to harness popular culture to advance a sane nuclear policy.

I am looking for partners who can help me… show that nuclear war is not just the plot of old movies but a reality we are living today and need to urgently do something about before it is too late.

A moment when I felt most inspired in my work was… debating the merits of nuclear testing treaties with voters in Iowa and seeing that foreign policy mattered when the message connected well to their daily lives.

Innovations in my field that I am most excited to work on… include how a culture of greater diversity and opportunities for young professionals bring fresh perspective to a field that desperately needs it.

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