Rebecca Johnson : Executive Director

Rebecca Johnson

Executive Director

Dr Rebecca Johnson FRSA founded the Acronym Institute for Disarmament Diplomacy in 1996 after working as an activist and then analyst on the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) negotiations. Writing for – and later editing – Acronym's journal "Disarmament Diplomacy" (published 1995-2009), Rebecca used her early training in science as well as direct engagement with governments and NGOs to develop strategies to achieve disarmament objectives through multilateral as well as national and regional steps. While working full time, she also obtained a PhD from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), with her dissertation on multilateral arms control and the CTBT negotiations.

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Clare Conboy : Communications & Web Manager

Clare Conboy

Communications & Web Manager

Clare Conboy has been with The Acronym Institute since February 2015. She has a double degree in Fine Art Sculpture and the History of Art from the National College of Art & Design, Dublin. She has worked in Spain, the UK and Ireland in communications and campaigning.