Sharon Squassoni Joins CSIS as Proliferation Prevention Program Director
February 16, 2010
WASHINGTON, February 16, 2010 – The Center for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS) is pleased to announce that Sharon Squassoni, a former senior expert on Weapons of Mass Destruction for the Congressional Research Service, has joined CSIS as a senior fellow and as director of the CSIS Proliferation Prevention Program.
“I am pleased that Sharon Squassoni has joined the Center to lead our efforts in the critical field of nonproliferation,” said CSIS President and CEO, John J. Hamre. “For several decades, Sharon has demonstrated a keen ability to provide expert analysis in the areas of nonproliferation, arms control and national security.”
Prior to joining CSIS, Ms. Squassoni was a senior scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C.. From 2002 to 2007, Ms. Squassoni advised Congress as the Congressional Research Service expert. Her other government service includes nearly a decade at the U.S. State Department and the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. Ms. Squassoni has published widely and is a frequent commentator for U.S. and international media outlets. She holds a master’s degree in national security strategy from the National War College.
“Reducing nuclear risks is a high priority now not just for the United States but for all nations. It’s an exciting time to be working on solutions and I’m pleased to join my distinguished colleagues at the Center in helping shape the global policy agenda in this important area,” said Ms. Squassoni.
The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a bipartisan, non-profit organization that seeks to advance global security and prosperity by providing strategic insights and practical policy solutions to decision-makers.
H. Andrew Schwartz