Jeff Abramson

Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor

Jeff Abramson, an arms trade expert, joined the Monitor staff as Program Manager in 2013. Immediately prior to doing so, he served as a policy advisor and director to the secretariat of Control Arms, the global civil society alliance that championed the adoption of the Arms Trade Treaty that for the first time established global regulations for the trade in a wide array of conventional weapons. He is former Deputy Director of the Washington DC-based Arms Control Association and Managing Editor of their publication Arms Control Today. In 2015, he founded the Forum on the Arms Trade, an international professional network of experts on the arms trade, security assistance and weapons use. His work has been published in numerous journals and comments cited by major US and global media.

Earlier in his career, Jeff was an educator and community builder active in one of the United States’ most economically challenged and culturally diverse neighborhoods and served as a Fellow at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. He earned his master's degree in public policy from the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, and received his undergraduate degree from Princeton University.

Location: Washington, DC, USA
Language: English