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Abigail Stowe-Thurston is a program coordinator working on No First Use policy. Previously, she worked at the Federation of American Scientists where she provided research and logistical support for the FAS International Study Group on North Korea Policy and published independent research on arms control and strategic stability between the United States and Russia; U.S. policy on North Korea; and other nuclear weapons policy matters. She has also held positions at the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), and the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation as an intern. Abigail also has extensive experience studying and working internationally, including in Russia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Tajikistan.
Abigail graduated magna cum laude from Macalester College with a B.A. in Russian Studies and a minor in Political Science. She was awarded two State Department scholarships for intensive language study in Russia and Azerbaijan, and received the Macalester College Presidential Leadership Award. She is a member of the 2019 CSIS Nuclear Scholars Cohort.