NTI is pleased to announce the appointment of Nathan A. Paxton as a senior director on NTI’s Global Biological Policy and Programs team (NTI | bio). In this role, he will work to reduce global catastrophic biological risks, with a focus on shaping state intentions by disincentivizing the development and use of bioweapons. Nathan will also contribute to NTI | bio efforts to drive progress in bolstering global health security.
“Nathan comes to NTI with extensive experience working on global health security as a congressional staffer and as an academic, and he is an impressive strategic thinker,” said NTI | bio Vice President Jaime Yassif. “We’re excited to have him on board.”
Prior to joining NTI, Paxton served as a legislative assistant to U.S. Senator Angus S. King, Jr. (I-ME), where he worked as the senator’s principal policy advisor on global health and health security; international development and assistance; and voting rights, democracy, and campaign finance. Paxton has also held several academic positions including as a Professorial Lecturer at American University’s School of International Service, an adjunct professor in the Georgetown University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and as a lecturer at Harvard University.
In addition to his work in Congress and academic appointments, Paxton has consulted for the “aids2031” project of the Social Science Research Council and for UNAIDS.
Paxton received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Harvard University. He earned master’s degrees from the University of California—Berkeley (M.A., Political Science) and Cambridge University (MPhil, International Relations). Paxton received his bachelor’s degree from the University of California, Davis.