Tested by Crisis: Gender Champions in Nuclear Policy

Report Launch

  • 11:30 AM ET - 12:30 PM ET
  • Virtual

Making the nuclear policy community a more gender equitable place can be slow and challenging work, but the global pandemic that shut down offices around the world just a few months into 2020 has been a unique challenge.

Gender Champions in Nuclear Policy (GCNP) is a leadership network focused on advancing gender equity in the nuclear policy community, bringing together heads of organizations who recognize doing so as a mission-critical priority.

Join NTI and representatives of the GCNP network for the launch of a new report tracking the initiative’s progress in 2020, “Tested by Crisis: Gender Champions in Nuclear Policy,” and a conversation about how Gender Champions have put principled leadership to the test during a pandemic.


Jack Brosnan joined NTI in August 2019 as a program officer for the Materials Risk Management program. In this role he supports the Nuclear Security Index and Gender Champions in Nuclear Policy.

Prior to joining NTI, he served as deputy executive director of Partnership for a Secure America where he lead congressional education and advocacy programs focused on nuclear security, arms control, and non-proliferation. Previously, he spent several years as a financial inclusion research associate at MIX, where he contributed to projects focused on improving access to and delivery of financial services. He has also served as a researcher at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and American University’s School of International Service, where he provided research support to projects focused on corruption, transnational crime, terrorism, and international security.

Jack holds a M.A. in International Affairs with a concentration in International Security from American University, and a B.A. in Political Science and International Relations from the University of Massachusetts Boston.

Nancy joined WAND in September 2017 bringing her vast experience working as an Executive Director for non-profit organizations and associations. She has been particularly focused on building collaborative relationships, navigating organizational transition and growth, strengthening relationships, growing revenue, and creating enduring partnerships.

Michelle is the director of programs at Ploughshares Fund, where she leads the grantmaking team. She provides guidance on grantmaking strategies, performance and direction to the program team and Ploughshares leadership, as well as conducting due diligence on grants.

Prior to joining Ploughshares Fund in 2015, Michelle conducted research at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies on nuclear, chemical, and biological cooperative threat reduction programs. She was previously a Nonproliferation Graduate Fellow at the National Nuclear Security Administration, where she worked on International Atomic Energy Agency safeguards. Michelle holds a master’s degree in conflict resolution from American University and graduated with honors from the University of Denver with a degree in international studies and French.


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