"I find hope in the work of long-established groups such as the Arms Control Association...[and] I find hope in younger anti-nuclear activists and the movement around the world to formally ban the bomb."

– Vincent Intondi
Author, "African Americans Against the Bomb: Nuclear Weapons, Colonialism, and the Black Freedom Movement"
July 1, 2020
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Save the Date: 2023 Annual Meeting



Members, colleagues, and friends of the Arms Control Association will convene June 2, 2023 at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., for this year's Annual Meeting.

Further details on the program and how to register will be posted here once available.

We invite you to review the highlights of our 50th Anniversary program last year below or videos of individual speakers and panels by visiting our 2022 Annual Meeting page.

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2021 Arms Control Association Board of Directors Election



Dear Member of the Association,

In a "normal" year, we would be reaching out about our in-person Annual Meeting, but it has certainly not been a normal year and we are all still struggling to cope with the devastating coronavirus pandemic.

Our 2021 Annual Meeting, which will be held this coming October, will be conducted online.

We are currently planning to host a hybrid, in-person and online, event in early 2022 where we will celebrate 50 years of Arms Control Association accomplishments and rededicate ourselves to the work that still lies ahead. We look forward to seeing many of you then.

Board of Directors Election: Please Vote!

In the meantime, all members are invited to vote by mail on the proposed slate of candidates for the 2021-2023 Class of Board of Directors Members. We have four current Board members who have agreed to continue to serve on the Board if approved by the membership.

Please see below the biographies of this year's candidates and the ballot. Cast your vote by June 30, 2021. Please note that if you also vote by returning the ballot you have received by postal mail, your vote will only be counted once.

If you have any questions about this year's board election, please contact Kathy Crandall Robinson, Chief Operating Officer, at 202-463-8270.



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Thank you for visiting our social media and wanting to learn more. Below are where you can find more information to recent highlights on our social media channels. 

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Become a Scoville Fellow with the Arms Control Association



The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship pays a stipend for college graduates to work with D.C.-based non-governmental organizations such as the Arms Control Association on arms control, peace, and security issues for six to nine months. 

ACA's executive director Daryl Kimball and policy director Kelsey Davenport are former Scoville Fellows. 

Since the inception of the Scoville Fellowship in 1987, which was established in honor of former ACA President Herbert Scoville Jr., the Arms Control Association has hosted and helped launch the careers of 12 fellows.

Those who got their start in the program at ACA include Sang-Min Kim (2021); Maggie Tennis (2017); Elizabeth Philipp (2015-2016); Kelsey Davenport (2011-2012); Cole Harvey (2009); Alex Bolfrass (2007); Claire Applegarth (2004-2005); Asma Kahn (2002-2003); Philipp Bleek (1999-2000); Lara Cantuti (1994); Arthur Atkins (1994); and Felicia J. Wong (1988).

For further information on the Scoville Fellowship Program, and to apply, please visit http://www.scoville.org.


Launch your career in arms control as a Scoville Fellow at the Arms Control Association.

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