Nuclear Risk Reduction Fellowship

The Nolan Center on Strategic Weapons launched CSR’s Nuclear Risk Reduction Fellowship Program in early 2023 to help strengthen and sustain our field’s talent pipeline.

Through mentorship and exchanges of ideas with key leaders in the field, the early-career fellowship will enable participants to collaboratively explore the current nuclear threat landscape and work on tangible solutions. Together, fellows and the broader CSR team will aim to enrich the arms control community’s understanding of how governments can pursue risk reduction in a more meaningful and results-oriented way. In the process, participants will have the opportunity to form peer-to-peer relationships and grow as thought leaders.

CSR’s Nuclear Risk Reduction Fellowship Program is part of a broader project on reducing the risks of nuclear weapons being used, with a particular focus on potential changes to nuclear policies, programs, and postures of nuclear weapons-possessing states as levers to reduce this risk as much as possible in the near term.

We are proud to welcome our newest class of Nuclear Risk Reduction Fellows:

Learn more about our newest class here.

Previous Fellows

  • Jamie Kwong, Fellow, Nuclear Policy Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
  • Julia Masterson, Foreign Affairs Officer, United States Department of State
  • Colin McDowell, Post-Masters Student, Engineering and Nonproliferation Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory
  • Diana Y. Myers, Officer, United States Air Force
  • Paul Opheim, Policy Advisor, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
  • Vivienne Zhang, Graduate Professional, Weapons of Mass Destruction Programme, UNIDIR

Future opportunities to join this fellowship will be posted here and shared widely.