Emma Belcher - Headshot 2018

Emma Belcher

Emma Belcher is the Director of the Nuclear Challenges program at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. 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.

Emma serves on the advisory committee of N Square—a multi-funder initiative to
promote innovation in the nuclear realm. She was a 2014-2016 Emerging Leader
at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs.