Major Fellowship Activities: Birmingham completed work on the chemical and biological weapons resource page on the Internet. He worked to set up an informal meeting between a former Pakistani representative to the IAEA, and a group of arms control community members, and took notes and distributed a summary of what was said. He also researched and collected documents on de-alerting. He was involved in planning and follow-through with two briefings, one with Ambassador Ekeus and one with a visiting scholar from China, both of which included working with the press. He was the primary author of a brief for the Ekeus event.
Current Activities: Birmingham is Team Leader – Financial Institution, Sovereign & Country Risk with General Electric Capital Corporation. He manages a team of analysts responsible for risk management activities related to GE/GE Capital’s financial exposure to financial institutions and sovereigns globally as part of the company’s Treasury function, including a country risk framework that sets risk appetite levels by country. He monitors existing exposures/counterparties/jurisdictions, advises and helps structure transactions to mitigate against counterparty and country risks.