Joseph Cirincione

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Joseph Cirincione is the president of the Ploughshares Fund, a global security foundation.  His most recent books are Nuclear Nightmares: Securing the World before It Is Too Late and Bomb Scare: The History and Future of Nuclear Weapons. He is an MSNBC nuclear security expert, is widely quoted in major media, has authored over 600 articles on national security issues, lectures around the world, and has appeared in two documentaries, Why We Fight and Countdown to Zero. He teaches at the Georgetown University Graduate School of Foreign Service, is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and served on the International Security Advisory Board to Secretaries of State John Kerry and Hillary Clinton.

He served previously as senior vice president for national security and international policy at the Center for American Progress and as director for non-proliferation at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He worked for nine years in the U.S. House of Representatives on the professional staff of the Committee on Armed Services and the Committee on Government Operations.

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