Sharon Ann Squassoni

Research Professor

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Sharon Squassoni's research, writing and policy-making has focused on reducing risks from nuclear energy and weapons for three decades. She has held senior positions at the State Department, Arms Control and Disarmament Agency and the Congressional Research Service, as well as the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Center for Strategic & International Studies She is on the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, the PIR Center and the Center for Arms Control and Nonproliferation.


Nuclear energy, nuclear weapons, nuclear arms control, nuclear security and nuclear nonproliferation

New norms for fissile material

"Fear, Loathing, and Nuclear Disarmament," Current History, January 2018

“Through a fractured looking glass: Trump’s nuclear decisions so far,” Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 30 October 2017

“North Korea Doesn’t Actually Want a Nuclear War,” Fortune, September 6, 2017

“How to Get Rid of Nuclear Weapons,” Teen Vogue, August 17, 2017

"The incredible shrinking nuclear offset to climate change," Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, 2 January 2017

Masters in National Security Strategy, National War College;

Master's in Public Management, University of Maryland;

BA, SUNY Albany