For Immediate Release: March 18, 2009
Press Contact: Daryl G. Kimball, Executive Director, (202) 463-8270 x 107
(Washington, D.C.) Today, the Arms Control Association (ACA) announced the appointments of Daniel Horner as editor of its monthly publication, Arms Control Today, and Elisabeth Erickson as managing editor, beginning in April 2009. Jeff Abramson will become Deputy Director of the Association on April 1.
"Our new leadership and editorial team will improve ACA's ability to serve as an authoritative and timely source of news and analysis, and a forum for original ideas in the field of arms control and nonproliferation," said Daryl G. Kimball, executive director of the Arms Control Association.
"Our goal is to continue to improve the quality and reach of Arms Control Today, especially now when there is an even greater need for independent information on weapons-related security challenges," he added.
Horner will succeed Miles Pomper as editor of Arms Control Today in April 2009. Dan most recently was senior editor with the Platts Nuclear Group, where he wrote and edited articles for daily, weekly, and biweekly newsletters on national and international issues dealing with nuclear power and proliferation, including Nucleonics Week. While with Platts he received an award for Editorial Excellence in Newsletter Journalism from the Newsletter & Electronic Publishers Foundation. Before working with Platts, he was a managing editor with Exchange/Monitor Publications, and deputy director of the Nuclear Control Institute, where he helped develop domestic and international strategies for the institute's efforts to stop the spread of nuclear weapons. Dan holds a master's degree from Tufts University's Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.
Jeff Abramson has served as the managing editor of Arms Control Today and a conventional arms expert for ACA since 2007. As deputy director he will devote more time to ACA's work to promote efforts to reduce the humanitarian impact of certain types of conventional weapons, monitor the global arms trade, and prevent use of weapons in outer space. He will also provide leadership in ACA's management, membership, and resource development efforts. Prior to joining ACA, Jeff was as a fellow at the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation and a director of education-related programs. He earned his master's degree in public policy from the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley.
Elisabeth Erickson will replace Jeff Abramson as managing editor of Arms Control Today. She most recently served as assistant director of the Project for Nuclear Awareness, where she wrote and edited print and web materials, helped manage fund raising, developed budgets, and organized events as part of an array of efforts to help the Philadelphia-based organization educate the public and lawmakers about nonproliferation issues. She has also served as a freelance copywriter and editor, as well as a teacher and marketing director. Elisabeth holds a master's degree in liberal arts from Temple University.
Arms Control Today's current editor, Miles A. Pomper, joined ACA in 2003 and has led efforts to redesign the journal and expand its news reporting and in-depth interviews with leading figures in the field. Miles will be joining the Washington D.C. office of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies as a senior fellow.
"We'll miss Miles and we thank him for his substantial contributions to Arms Control Today and to the field of arms control. We look forward to collaborating with him in the years ahead," said Kimball.