2008 Intern Spotlight: Luke Johnson

Luke Johnson


Name: Luke Johnson
Home Institution: Claremont McKenna College
Major: Government

“CNS is the most comprehensive institute and has the most welcoming program for undergraduate students with little or no experience in nonproliferation. 

While at CNS, I was an intern in NISNP. I researched and wrote articles for NTI country profiles for mostly Russia and Ukraine. My research included nuclear energy, American and international nuclear and chemical weapons assistance programs and the nexus of domestic politics and nuclear weapons. All of these fields were new to me, but the NISNP staff helped me out with their expert knowledge. A definite bonus was the lectures, discussions and strategy group meeting: although my work was specific, I gained general knowledge because of these talks.”