• D.Phil, University of Oxford


Francesca Giovannini is the Executive Director of the Harvard Belfer’s Initiative on Managing the Atom. In addition, she is a non-residential fellow at the Centre for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University. Dr. Giovannini served as Strategy and Policy Officer to the Executive Secretary of CTBTO. Prior to her international appointment, she worked at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences as Director of the Research Program on Global Security and International Affairs. Working to leverage academic knowledge to inform better policies, she led countless academic research focused on multilateral arms control and regional nuclear cooperation. She is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, where she teaches master’s degree courses on global nuclear policies.  Dr. Giovannini has a D.Phil from the University of Oxford, UK and two Masters from the University of California, Berkeley. She began her career working for international organizations and the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Areas of expertise

International Law & Organizations
International Security