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New Voices on Nuclear Weapons Fellowship

01.11.23 | 1 min read

After decades of reductions in the number and salience of nuclear weapons, they are once again at the center of international security. All nine nuclear-armed states are updating their arsenals and several are expanding them. But despite new military technology and new risks, the concepts underpinning nuclear deterrence have changed little since the height of the Cold War. It is more important than ever that the nuclear policy community recruit new voices from diverse demographic and socioeconomic backgrounds to bring new perspectives, skills, and ideas into the field.

To empower new voices to start their career in nuclear weapons studies, the Federation of American Scientists launched the New Voices on Nuclear Weapons Fellowship. During the four-month program (May to August 2023), each fellow will be paired with a senior academic or policy expert to co-author a research project that provides a creative perspective on nuclear deterrence policy.

A recording of the final showcase presentations and a list of fellows’ publications is available here.

For more information about this fellowship, please email Matt Korda ( and Eliana Johns (

Meet the 2023 Cohort
New Voices On Nuclear Weapons Fellow
Anna Pluff
scientific activism in nuclear policy
New Voices On Nuclear Weapons Fellow
Clara Sherwood
disinformation and crisis management
New Voices On Nuclear Weapons Fellow
Cameron Vega
climatic effects of nuclear weapons
New Voices On Nuclear Weapons Fellow
Charlotte Yeung
Nuclear narratives in America and Japan