Major Fellowship Activities: Broughton’s primary issue areas were mixed-oxide fuel, nuclear waste and Project Abolition, a series of public awareness activities surrounding the 10th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, for which she helped construct the “Wall of Denial,” a 200-foot plywood replica of the Berlin Wall built on the National Mall. She helped mobilize support for the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty, developed an action alert for WAND’s email list and a model press release for state legislators to use in preparing for CTBT-related press conferences, and attended hearings of the Senate Armed Forces Foreign Relations committees. She assisted in coordinating the involvement of WAND and WiLL members in meetings on MOX in southeastern states. She prepared organizational testimony for WiLL on the Yucca Mountain Draft Environmental Impact Statement, which will be included in the public record. She met with state legislators from North and South Carolina about MOX, nuclear waste, and plans to build a reactor in their states. She prepared folders about MOX targeted to North and South Carolina residents including basic fact sheets and local newspaper clips. She co-wrote a short article about the Parallex plutonium shipment scheduled to go through Michigan for the NIX MOX Bulletin, a monthly email report. She prepared state-specific flyers about nuclear waste transportation issues for distribution at information tables at concerts of the Indigo Girls. She worked on researching National Missile Defense, military spending and stockpile stewardship in preparation for a series of factsheets for the women candidates that WAND will endorse or consider endorsing in the coming year. She attended a symposium at the Brookings Institution about the end of the Cold War, a day-long Project Abolition meeting with all project participants and the Coolfont retreat for peace and arms control groups. She wrote and designed an informational flyer on nuclear waste for use in a WiLL action. She spoke about mixed oxide fuel at FCNL’s “First Friday” lecture series for interns. She began working with a WAND activist on preparing a postcard directed at Duke Energy shareholders. She wrote two articles for the WAND Bulletin on CTBT activities and Project Abolition. She also attended the launch of the Women Waging Peace program through Women in International Security. She helped prepare for the organization’s biannual national conference with its sister organization, the Women Legislators’ Lobby (WiLL) by scheduling visits in Congressional offices for the visiting state delegations, and helping prepare briefing materials for conference attendees. She attended the conference, including a lecture on federal budget priorities, and a dinner centered on nuclear weapons and waste issues.
Current Activities: Broughton is a Manager in the Relief & Reconstruction Division at IRG, an L-3 Communications company. IRG is an international professional services firm that helps governments, the private sector, communities, and households manage critical resources to build a cleaner, safer, and more prosperous world. Within the Relief and Reconstruction Division, Stephanie manages a large IQC that focuses on providing support to countries undergoing political transition. This involves providing technical assistance to field programs, developing guidance documents, and preparing proposals for new programs. She was previously the West Africa Gender Project Manager at International Alert, an independent peacebuilding organization that works directly with people affected by violent conflict as well as at government, EU and UN levels, to lay the foundations for lasting peace and security in communities affected by violent conflict. She managed two regional programs in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea to promote the participation of women in peacebuilding processes and the effective redress for victims of gender-based violence. She was previously Interim Director of the European Peacebuilding Liaison Office (EPLO). EPLO is the platform of European NGOs, networks of NGOs and think tanks active in the field of peacebuilding, who share an interest in promoting sustainable peacebuilding policies among decision-makers in the European Union. She has also worked as a Policy Officer responsible for coordinating and facilitating advocacy on thematic peacebuilding issues such as gender, development, and investment, among other issues, as well as representing the network in various public fora, and as a Program Support Officer and Administration and Finance Officer with the International Organization for Migration (IOM) where she worked on a post-conflict transition program in the Republic of Haiti. This followed on to work as a Program Assistant in a similar program in Macedonia, also with IOM. She completed her Masters Degree in Conflict Management form the University of Port Elizabeth in South Africa where she worked with the Center for the Study and Resolution of Conflict on a series of non-violent communication training in public schools. These studies were made possible by a Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholarship. Immediately following her Fellowship, she was hired by WAND where she worked as the Director of the Nuclear Abolition Resolution Project. In this capacity she worked to facilitate cooperative efforts between grass-roots activists and state legislators in order to pass resolutions calling for the abolition of nuclear weapons.