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Francesca Giovannini

Strategy and Policy Planning Officer to the Executive Secretary

Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization

Francesca Giovannini is Strategy and Policy Officer in the Office of the Executive Secretary. Prior to joining CTBTO, she served for five years as Director for Global Affairs and International Security at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in Boston. She earned her Doctorate from the University of Oxford, U.K. In 2012-2013, she was a MacArthur Post-Doctoral Nuclear Fellow at the Centre for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University. She taught graduate seminars on arms control, strategic stability and nuclear non-proliferation policies at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and at the University of California, Berkeley.  

Baidoa, Somalia

Makeshift, temporary shelter made of plastic and clothing at a refugee center in Baidoa, Somalia.