*This event is only open to Fellows Alumni.
The World Affairs Council Fellows Program offers a unique professional development opportunity to a small group of greater Seattle's business and community leaders. The Fellows convene monthly for breakfast discussions with carefully selected high-caliber international experts who offer unparalleled insight into current global issues, in addition to meeting throughout the year for additional Council events and dedicated networking opportunities.
About the Speaker: Emma Belcher
Emma Belcher is president of Ploughshares Fund, a global security foundation dedicated to reducing the nuclear weapons threat. Prior to Ploughshares, Emma spent nearly a decade at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, where she led the foundation’s Nuclear Challenges grantmaking program.
Emma served as a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. She also served as an advisor in Australia’s Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet on national security and international affairs and as a public affairs officer at the Australian embassy in Washington, DC.
She has a background in international security (Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University, PhD and MALD; University of Melbourne, BA [Hons]). While completing her PhD, she was a fellow in the International Security Program and Project on Managing the Atom at Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. Emma and her family live in Washington, DC.
Emma has a given two TEDx talks, one on the TEDx stage in 2019, on the importance of confronting, humanizing and ultimately solving the existential threat of nuclear weapons, and one that you can find on the TEDx site from 2022 on the nuclear threat and the war in Ukraine.