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Dr. Sara Z. Kutchesfahani is a Senior Policy Analyst at the Center for Arms Control And Non-Proliferation and the Senior Program Coordinator for the Fissile Materials Working Group (FMWG), where she focuses on efforts to reduce the risk of nuclear proliferation and terrorism.

She was previously the Executive Director for the Center for International Trade and Security and the Director for the Master of International Policy (MIP) Program at the University of Georgia, where she worked on nuclear security-related projects and nuclear non- proliferation policy issues, and taught graduate courses on nuclear non-proliferation history and the global nuclear order. She has held research positions at Los Alamos National Laboratory, the RAND Corporation, the European Union Institute for Security Studies in Paris, and the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London.

She holds a PhD in Political Science from University College, London, and is the author of Politics and the Bomb: The Role of Experts in the Creation of Cooperative Nuclear Non-Proliferation Agreements (Routledge: 2014). Her work has been featured in publications including the Federation of American Scientists’ Public Interest Report, International Journal of Nuclear Security, The Financial Times, Journal of Nuclear Materials Management, and in academic books. She has presented at international conferences including Women in Nuclear (WiN) Annual Conference in Abu Dhabi; The Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Symposium at the United Nations; and the 20th anniversary of the Brazilian-Argentine Agency for the Accounting and Control of Nuclear Materials (ABACC) in Rio de Janeiro. Moreover, she has conducted trainings related to nuclear security and non-proliferation in a diverse set of countries, including Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Brazil, China, Georgia, Indonesia, Morocco, Thailand, Vietnam, UAE, and the U.S. She is currently writing a textbook on the global nuclear order, due to be published by Routledge in late 2018.

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