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Tom Weis

Since 2015, Weis has explored how design and creativity might work to reduce nuclear threats. He has presented at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, The International Atomic Energy Agency and has led collaborative workshops between design students and cadets at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point and with teams at Sandia National Laboratories. Weis initiated a Global Security Fellowship at RISD funded by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Tom has kept a home in coastal Maine since the late 1990’s when he moved there to pursue an apprenticeship building traditional wooden boats.