Acting Director of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (1994-97)
Amb. Thomas Graham is internationally known as one of the leading authorities in the field of international arms control and non-proliferation agreements designed to limit and to combat the proliferation of nuclear, biological and chemical weapons. He currently serves as the Executive Chairman of the Board at Lightbridge Corporation and the Board Chairman of CanAlaska Uranium Ltd. Amb. Graham has served as a senior U.S. diplomat, the Acting Director of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. Appointed by President Bill Clinton, he served as Special Representative of the President for the Arms Control, Non-Proliferation, and Disarmament where he led the U.S. efforts to achieve permanent extension of the Treaty of the Non-Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons. Amb. Graham has been involved in the negotiation of every major arms control and non-proliferation agreement from 1970 to 1997, including negotiations of the Chemical Weapon Convention, the Biological Weapons Convention, the Strategic Arms Reduction Talks (START), the Strategic Arms Limitations Talks (SALT), the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT), the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, and the Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) Treaty, and has been participated in nuclear talks with more than 100 countries. In addition to being widely published in scholarly journals and major newspapers, Amb. Graham has authored six books on the subject of nuclear non-proliferation. He has lectured at Stanford, Georgetown, and the University of Virginia Law School, among others, on topics related to disarmament and nuclear security. He holds a B.A. from Princeton University and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.