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About the Arms Control Association


The Arms Control Association (ACA), founded in 1971, is a national nonpartisan membership organization dedicated to promoting public understanding of and support for effective arms control policies. Through its public education and media programs and its magazine, Arms Control Today (ACT), ACA provides policy-makers, the press and the interested public with authoritative information, analysis and commentary on arms control proposals, negotiations and agreements, and related national security issues. In addition to the regular press briefings ACA holds on major arms control developments, the Association's staff provides commentary and analysis on a broad spectrum of issues for journalists and scholars both in the United States and abroad.


Washington, DC Office
1313 L St NW, Suite 130, Washington, DC, 20005, Tel (202) 463-8270

Daryl Kimball
Executive Director

Tom Z. Collina
Research Director

Greg Thielmann
Senior Fellow

Kelsey Davenport
Nonproliferation Analyst

Daniel Horner
Editor, ACT

Jefferson Morley
Senior Editorial Consultant, ACT

Jackie Barrientes
Assistant Editor, ACT

Tim Farnsworth
Program and Communications Associate

Merle Lee Newkirk
Finance Officer


Board of Directors


    John Steinbruner

    Christine Wing


    Avis Bohlen
    Matthew Bunn
    J. Bryan Hehir
    John Isaacs
    Catherine Kelleher
    Michael Klare
    Kenneth N. Luongo
    Jack Mendelsohn
    Janne E. Nolan
    Hazel R. O'Leary
    Nathan Pyles
    Rachel Stohl
    Jeremiah Sullivan
    Paul Walker

Directors Emeritus

    Maj. Gen. William Burns (USA, Ret.)
    Anne H. Cahn
    William Coleman, Jr.
    Ralph Earle II
    Richard L. Garwin
    Thomas Hughes
    James F. Leonard
    Lt. Gen. Robert Pursley (USAF, Ret.)




Foundation Support

The Arms Control Association is currently supported by generous grants from the following foundations:

Carnegie Corporation of New York
Colombe Foundation
Ford Foundation
Heinrich Böll Stiftung
John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
New-Land Foundation
Ploughshares Fund
Prospect Hill Foundation
Stewart R. Mott Charitable Trust
William and Flora Hewlett Foundation