Tristan Volpe is a fellow in the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where he examines the spread and impact of technology in the nuclear age.
Volpe’s work explains the use of nuclear technology as a strategic bargaining chip in world politics, and he is currently leading a new project to assess the impact of emerging technologies such as 3D printing on the future of nuclear proliferation.
Volpe was previously the 2015 Stanton nuclear security fellow at Carnegie and a fellow at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) from 2013 until 2015. In this latter capacity, he served as a consultant to the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation at the U.S. Department of State, and led LLNL’s Nuclear Crossroads Initiative to bring the laboratory, academic, and policy communities together to address issues at the intersection of nuclear deterrence and proliferation. Volpe remains a visiting scientist at LLNL’s Center for Global Security Research.
He received a Ph.D. and B.A. in Political Science from the George Washington University and the University of California (Los Angeles), respectively.