Rachel Staley Grant

Director of Public Education, Nuclear Threat Initiative

Rachel Staley Grant joined NTI in August 2016 and serves as the Director of Public Education. Between 2011 and 2016, Staley Grant managed programs and operations for the British American Security Information Council (BASIC) in London. She helped lead BASIC’s Next Generation project, which aimed to reframe the debate on nuclear weapons through innovative approaches and engagement with new sectors. Staley Grant is also a founding trustee of Future Foreign Policy, an international affairs think tank based in London that works to enhance and promote the voices of young people.

Staley Grant holds an MA in Non-Proliferation and International Security from King’s College London and a BA International Affairs and Anthropology from Northeastern University. She also earned a Graduate Diploma in Management through the University of London International Programmes in conjunction with the London School of Economics.

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Does the UK need a nuclear deterrent?

British MPs have thrown their support behind the renewal of the Trident nuclear weapons programme. BASIC's executive director, Paul Ingram, was interviewed after the outcome of the Parliamentary vote, arguing that the issue will remain controversial. Watch the interview on Aljazeera's website here: http://video.aljazeera.com/channels/eng/videos/does-the-uk-need-a-nuclea…


Future Nuclear Security in a Rapidly Evolving World

BASIC and N Square Collaborative are co-hosting a unique open-ended workshop in San Francisco: an exploration of issues surrounding nuclear security, nuclear deterrence and international governance with a diverse group of participants. This is the concluding part of a project funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York looking at methods of reframing nuclear security issues in holistic, systems perspectives.

Trident: Getting agreed Labour position ‘may be impossible’

BBC News featured a story about the Labour party dvision on Trident as it goes through its defence review. Shadow home secretary Andy Burnham was quoted as saying it may be 'impossible' for Labour to reach an agreed position on Trident. BASIC's Paul Ingram was mentioned as saying 'the advent of new technology meant it may no longer be possible for submarines to go undetected in 20 years.'

Newsnight special on Trident

BASIC's Paul Ingram was interviewed in the BBC Newsnight special on Trident that aired on 4 February 2016. The special includes a diversity of perspectives from analysts and parliamentarians. Watch the Newsnight special here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b06zlm8q/newsnight-04022016 NB: This content is only available in the UK, and only until 29 February 2016.

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