Kate Hewitt is a 2018 N Square Fellow and a Research Assistant for a nonpartisan think tank in Washington, D.C focused on security and strategy issues. Her research portfolio includes: nuclear weapons, arms control, and emerging technology policy. She holds an M.A. in Global Studies from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she was a Farsi Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellow focused on nuclear weapons proliferation theory. She also holds a B.A. in Political Science and Philosophy from Gonzaga University. Prior to her current positions, she was a Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellow at The Brookings Institution, a Community and Organizational Development Adviser in Peace Corps Moldova, and has held internships with Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s D.C. policy office and Energy Northwest. Kate sits on the Board of Advisors for Girl Security.
I’ve quickly come to learn two things about the Washington, DC “nuke” policy community to which, as of about a year ago, I now belong: 1) it’s tiny; 2) it’s polarizing. At every…