Kelsey Davenport, author at Just Security

Kelsey Davenport (@KelseyDav) is director of nonproliferation policy at the Arms Control Association, where she focuses on nuclear and missile programs in Iran, North Korea, India, and Pakistan, as well as international efforts to prevent nuclear proliferation and terrorism. It also reports on developments in these areas to Arms control today and leads the Arms Control Association project evaluating the effectiveness of multilateral voluntary initiatives that contribute to nonproliferation efforts.

She is the main author of P4+1 and alert on the Iranian nuclear agreement newsletter, which assesses developments related to the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, and the Compendium on the denuclearization of North Korea, which tracks efforts to negotiate with North Korea over its nuclear weapons program. Kelsey is also co-author of a series of seven reports assessing the impact of nuclear security summits on efforts to prevent nuclear terrorism. Kelsey joined the Arms Control Association in August 2011 as a Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellow.

Kelsey has been quoted in numerous publications, including the Washington Post, The New York Times, Foreign Police, Newsweek, Reuters, Christian Science Monitor, Voiceand The Guardian and commented NPR, Radio Canada, CNNABC, MSNBCFox News, al-Jazeera and C-staff. She has published articles in various media, including TIMEReuters, CNN, Bulletin of Atomic Scientistsand Defense One.

Kelsey is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the National Committee on North Korea. She was selected to the CSIS Mid-Career Executive in 2018 and serves on the board of the Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship.

Prior to joining the Arms Control Association, Kelsey worked at a think tank in Jerusalem studying security issues in the Middle East. She holds a master’s degree in peace studies from the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame and a bachelor of arts degree summa cum laude in international studies and political science from Butler University.

Lola R. McClure