Experts on the CTBT

For Journalists and Editors: the following experts are available to speak to reporters about any topic related to the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. To contact one of them, please call the Project for the CTBT at (202) 463-8270 or email Program and Policy Associate Shervin Taheran at <[email protected]>. 

  • Daryl G. Kimball, Executive Director, Arms Control Association. Since 1991, Kimball has led NGO efforts to win Congressional approval of the 1992 test moratorium, U.S. support for a "zero-yield" test ban treaty, and the UN's endorsement of the CTBT in 1996. He also currently serves as director of the Project for the CTBT. Kimball has written extensively on the CTBT. 
  • Kingston Reif, Director for Disarmament and Threat Reduction Policy, Arms Control Association. Reif's work focuses on nuclear disarmament, preventing nuclear terrorism, missile defense, and the defense budget. Reif is an expert on the legislative process and closely monitors Congressional action on these issues. Prior to joining the Arms Control Association, Reif was the Director of Nuclear-Nonproliferation at the Center for Arms Control and Nonproliferation and Council for a Livable World. Reif originally came to the Center in 2008 as a Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellow, then later served as Dr. Morton Halperin's research assistant on the Congressional Strategic Posture Commission. Reif returned to the Center in May 2009 as the deputy director of nuclear nonproliferation.
  • Kelsey Davenport, Director for Nonproliferation Policy, Arms Control Association. Davenport provides research and analysis on the nuclear and missile programs in Iran, North Korea, India, and Pakistan and on nuclear security issues. Kelsey joined the Arms Control Association in August 2011 as the Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellow. Prior to coming to the Arms Control Association, Kelsey worked for a think tank in Jerusalem researching regional security issues and track II diplomatic negotiations. She holds a masters degree in peace studies from the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. Kelsey graduated summa cum laude from Butler University with a B.A. in international studies and political science.