The Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation is a nonpartisan nonprofit dedicated to reducing and eventually eliminating the threats posed by nuclear, chemical and biological weapons through Congressional engagement and public education. Founded in 1980, we are dedicated to enhancing peace and security through expert policy analysis, thought-provoking research, and pragmatic engagement. Our affiliated 501(c)(4) organization is the Council for a Livable World, founded in 1962 by Manhattan Project nuclear physicist Leo Szilard.
A Scoville Fellow working at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation would contribute to our ongoing efforts to enhance and expand Congressional knowledge of WMD-related challenges facing the United States and reshape the conversation around how to best manage 21st century security threats. The Center’s Executive Director John Tierney, who spent 18 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, has a unique background in the Scoville community and is committed to developing the next generation of experts and advocates in the field.
Fellows at the Center engage in detailed research and analysis aimed at providing policy makers with the technical information necessary to make informed decisions on arms control and non-proliferation issues. The Center also prioritizes engagement with the media and the general public. Fellows are fully integrated into the Center’s daily operations and, through consultation with senior staff, they are able to shape their general scope of work. Fellows are also encouraged to conduct individual research on a relevant subject of their choosing with the objective of creating published articles and op-eds on that subject.
With our unique focus on Capitol Hill and our extensive connections to government officials, journalists, diplomats, scientists, and academics working on arms control and non-proliferation, the Center provides an exciting and career-building experience for Scoville Fellows.