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Emma Belcher

Director, International Peace and Security

Emma Belcher is the Director of the International Peace and Security program.

Prior to arriving at MacArthur, Emma was at the Council on Foreign Relations, where she was a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow. She has also worked 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, D.C.

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. 

She serves on the advisory committee of N Square—a five-funder initiative to promote innovation in the nuclear realm. Emma is a co-chair of the Peace and Security Funders Group Steering Committee and a 2014-2016 Emerging Leader at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.

Emma Belcher works on the following MacArthur programs and projects:

International Peace & Security