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Global Catastrophic Risks Conference - Speakers Biographies

Mr Joseph Cirincione , President, Ploughshares Fund

Joseph Cirincione is President of Ploughshares Fund, based in Washington DC. He is the author of the 2007 critically-acclaimed book, Bomb Scare: The History and Future of Nuclear Weapons. He served as Senior Vice President for National Security and International Policy at the Center for American Progress, and previously for eight years as Director of the Nonproliferation Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He worked for over nine years on the professional staff of the House Armed Services Committee and the Government Operations Committee. Cirincione is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and teaches at the Georgetown University Graduate School of Foreign