Andrew Facini

Communications Director, The Council on Strategic Risks
Senior Fellow, The Janne E. Nolan Center on Strategic Weapons

Andrew Facini is Communications Director for the Council on Strategic Risks and a Senior Fellow in the Janne E. Nolan Center for Strategic Weapons, focusing on nuclear weapons issues. 

His communications expertise covers producing academic works for print and digital publication, designing printed collateral for in-house and external communications, and developing unique campaigns to reach target audiences. Active in the field of nuclear weapons education, Andrew serves as teaching assistant for various graduate classes in Harvard’s nuclear deterrence certificate program and gives frequent lectures on technology, history, and cultural issues. He has been published on nuclear issues in many news outlets and has spoken on BBC World Service. He is a former fellow in the N Square Innovators Network and a current member of its Forum.

Andrew earned his bachelor’s in international relations from Boston University in 2010. While at BU, he was editorial editor for BU’s independent newspaper, The Daily Free Press, and served as the founding editor-in-chief of The International Relations Review, an academic publication of news and analysis that has grown to become BU’s premier undergraduate journal. In 2018, Andrew earned his master’s in international relations from Harvard Extension School, where he focused on nuclear weapons policy and nonproliferation issues. His thesis, “Restraint by Design: The Ideological Origins of ‘Minimum Deterrence’ in China’s Nuclear Weapons Program” explores a unique dimension of Mao Zedong’s ideology and the long-lasting normative influence those beliefs had on China’s future policy choices.

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Email: afacini at csrisks dot org