Dr. Andrew Futter

Associate Professor of International Politics, University of Leicester


Dr. Andrew Futter is an Associate Professor of International Politics and Director of Research for Politics and International Relations at the University of Leicester, UK. He is an Honorary Fellow in Nuclear Security at the University of Birmingham, a member of the Euro-Atlantic Security Initiative Next Generation Leaders Network, and was previously part of a Nuclear Threat Initiative Task Force on Cyber-Nuclear Risks. He has held visiting fellowships at the Norwegian Nobel Peace Institute in Oslo, the James Martin Centre for Non-Proliferation Studies in Monterrey, California and the Center for Arms Control and Nonproliferation in Washington DC. He is the author of 5 books, the most recent of which, “Hacking the Bomb” (2018), analyses the cyber threat to nuclear weapons, and has written widely on nuclear weapons issues, contemporary military strategy, and more recently on cyber security. More information can be found here.

Nicole Grove

Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Hawai'i at Manoa


Nicole Grove is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Hawaiʻi at Manoa, with affiliations in the Hawaiʻi Research Center for Futures Studies and the International Cultural Studies Program. Her research interests are located at the intersection of international relations, security studies, and transnational Middle East politics, focusing on issues of gender, technology, and visual culture. She is a recipient of the 2016–2017 Fulbright Scholar Award in the Middle East and North Africa Regional Research Program, and was a visiting scholar at Abu Dhabi University from January to May 2017. Her work has been published in the European Journal of International RelationsSecurity DialogueContemporary Political TheoryCritical Studies on Security, Globalizations, and the Journal of Critical Globalization Studies. She is also an Associate Editor for the journal International Political Sociology, and is on the International Advisory Board of the British Journal of Politics and International Relations.

Katie Joseff

Digital Intelligence Lab Research Manager, Institute for the Future

At the DigIntel Lab at IFTF, Katie Joseff works with Sam Woolley to research the negative and positive impacts of technology on the information sphere. A focus of their work is computational propaganda—the use of algorithms, automated social media accounts, and data to manipulate public opinion.

Jaclyn Kerr

Affiliate, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University

Jaclyn Kerr is an Affiliate at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) at Stanford University, and a New America Foundation Cybersecurity Policy Fellow. Her research focuses on the politics of cybersecurity, information warfare, and Internet governance, with a particular focus on the evolving approaches to Internet control within non-democratic and democratic countries and their repercussions, and on the changing international dynamics of cyber- and informational conflict. She completed her dissertation, Authoritarian Management of (Cyber-)Society: Internet Regulation and the New Political Protest Movements, at Georgetown University’s Department of Government in 2016 and is currently working on a related book project. While writing her dissertation, Jackie held predoctoral cybersecurity policy fellowships at Stanford’s CISAC, Harvard’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, and was a visiting scholar at Harvard’s Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies. She has held research fellowships in Russia, Kazakhstan, and Qatar, and has previous professional experience as a software engineer. Jackie holds a PhD and MA in Government from Georgetown University, and an MA in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies and a BAS in Mathematics and Slavic Languages and Literatures from Stanford University.

Cynthia Lazaroff

Kaua’i Resident, Documentary Filmmaker, and Author


Cynthia Lazaroff is the author of Dawn of a New Armageddon, a personal account of her experience during the missile scare amidst escalating nuclear dangers, published in the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists on August 6, 2018 - Hiroshima Day. She is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, environmental activist, and founder of NuclearWakeUpCall.Earth. Cynthia is engaged in Track II citizen diplomacy and mediation efforts with Russia and has founded groundbreaking U.S.-Russian exchange initiatives since the early 1980s. Previously, Cynthia was Director of Creative Affairs at Armand Hammer Productions where she supervised the development of feature film and television projects including Mother Russia, a mini-series for HBO and The Cuban Missile Crisis, a mini-series for NBC. She co-wrote the story and served as Executive Consultant on the award-winning Showtime mini-series Hiroshima, broadcast on the 50th anniversary of the dropping of the bomb.

Ben Loehrke

Policy Program Officer, Nuclear Policy, The Stanley Foundation


As Policy Program Officer, Ben designs, organizes, and implements the Stanley Foundation’s programming on nuclear policy. His work focuses on analyzing and advocating solutions addressing the disruptive effects of emerging technologies on deterrence, nonproliferation, and disarmament. He previously worked at Ploughshares Fund, an international security foundation. He holds a Masters in Public Policy from the University of Maryland and is a graduate of Indiana University.

Robert de Neufville

Director of Communications, Global Catastrophic Risk Institute​


Robert de Neufville is Director of Communications of the Global Catastrophic Risk Institute where he works to mitigate the risk of catastrophes like nuclear wars. He is also a Good Judgment, Inc. "superforecaster" who was among the top forecasters in IARPA's ACE geopolitical forecasting tournament. He has an M.A. in political science from Berkeley and an A.B. in government from Harvard.

Carl Robichaud

Program Officer, International Peace and Security, Carnegie Corporation of New York


As Program Officer in International Peace and Security, Carl Robichaud manages a portfolio of grants to strengthen nuclear security. In this capacity, he heads the Corporation’s work on strengthening nuclear governance and investing in the next generation of nuclear experts. Before joining the Corporation, Mr. Robichaud was a program officer at The Century Foundation, where he wrote extensively on nonproliferation and counterterrorism policy and directed the Afghanistan Watch program. During this time, he authored, edited, and contributed to numerous publications on international security, including Breaking the Nuclear Impasse: New Prospects for Security against Weapons Threats (2007). Previously, Mr. Robichaud was a program officer with the Global Security Institute, where he coordinated programs on arms control and disarmament.

Denny Roy

Senior Fellow, East-West Center

Denny Roy is a Senior Fellow in the Research Program at the East-West Center. His work focuses on Asia Pacific security issues, including Chinese foreign policy, the North Korea nuclear weapons crisis, China-Japan relations, and China-Taiwan relations. Roy is the author of Return of the Dragon: Rising China and Regional Security (Columbia University Press, 2013), The Pacific War and its Political Legacies (Westport, CT: Praeger, 2009), Taiwan: A Political History (Cornell University Press, 2003), and China's Foreign Relations (Macmillan and Rowman & Littlefield, 1998). He has also written many articles for scholarly journals such as International Security, Survival, Asian Survey, Security Dialogue, Contemporary Southeast Asia, Armed Forces & Society, and Issues & Studies, as well as several newspapers in the Asia-Pacific region.

David Santoro

Director and Senior Fellow of Nuclear Policy, Pacific Forum


David Santoro is Director and Senior Fellow for Nuclear Policy at Pacific Forum. He specializes in strategic and deterrence issues, as well as nonproliferation and nuclear security, with a regional focus on Asia and Europe. Before joining Pacific Forum, Santoro worked on similar issues in France, Australia, Canada, and the United Kingdom. In spring 2010, he was a visiting research fellow at New York University’s Center on International Cooperation, and in 2010-2011, he was a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London

Craig Silverman

Media Editor, Buzzfeed News, and Editor of Verification Handbook


Craig Silverman is an award-winning author and journalist and one of the world's leading experts on online misinformation, fake news, and content verification. He is the media editor of BuzzFeed News where he leads a global beat covering platforms, online misinformation, and media manipulation.

Alex Wellerstein

Historian of Science and Assistant Professor, Stevens Institute of Technology


Alex Wellerstein is a historian of science who specializes in the history of nuclear weapons and nuclear secrecy. He is an Assistant Professor of Science and Technology Studies at the Stevens Institute of Technology. His blog, "Restricted Data: The Nuclear Secrecy Blog," was founded in 2011 as an outlet for some of the interesting documents, stories, and observations that he's come across in his research, and he is also the creator of NUKEMAP, a nuclear weapons effects simulator for Google Maps. Wellerstein holds a B.A. in History from UC Berkeley and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the Department of History and Science at Harvard University.

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