Joe Cirincione
National security analyst and author
2024 Speaker

Joseph Cirincione is a national security analyst and author with 40 years of experience in Washington, D.C. He is a member of the Council for Foreign Relations and the author or editor of seven books, including Nuclear Nightmares: Securing the World Before It Is Too Late and Bomb Scare: The History and Future of Nuclear Weapons. 

Cirincione served on the International Security Advisory Board for Secretaries of State John Kerry and Hillary Clinton. He has been an advisor for the presidential campaigns of Barack Obama, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. 

He served  previously as president of Ploughshares Fund, a global security foundation; as vice president for national security at the Center for American Progress; director for nonproliferation at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; and as a senior fellow at the Stimson Center, among other positions. He worked for over nine years on the professional staff of the Armed Services Committee and the Government Operations Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives. 

Cirincione taught at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service for 12 years, having graduated from the MSFS master’s program. He appears frequently on television, radio and in the media, and is the author of more than a thousand articles and reports on defense and national security.