Katherine Magraw, program officer for the Secure World Program, has been an activist, policy-maker and analyst
in the field of nuclear disarmament and international security policy.
Before joining the Foundation in September, 1999, she was a Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security. Prior to that, Katherine worked for the (now abolished) Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, where she was one of the key US government officials responsible for the CTBT negotiations. In 1991-92, she was the Foreign Policy aide for Sen. Paul Wellstone. The Gulf War and U.S.-Israel policy consumed a lot of her time and effort. Katherine also has worked for several non-governmental organizations that promote nuclear disarmament and common security. In the early 1980's she was active in the nuclear Freeze movement and served as the Assistant Director of Freeze Voter '84, the electoral arms of the movement.
Katherine holds a Ph.D. and MA from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a BA from Yale College. She has published articles and taught college courses about U.S. foreign and military policy.