Cesar Jaramillo is Executive Director of Project Ploughshares.
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Cesar’s work has focused on such program areas as nuclear disarmament, outer space security and conventional weapons control. As an international civil society representative, Cesar has addressed, among others, the UN General Assembly First Committee (Disarmament and International Security), the UN Conference on Disarmament, the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS), as well as states parties to the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) and to the Arms Trade Treaty (ATT). He has also given guest lectures and presentations at academic institutions such as the National Law University in New Delhi, the China University of Political Science and Law in Beijing, and the University of Toronto. An occasional columnist on matters of disarmament and international security, Cesar graduated from the University of Waterloo with an MA in global governance and has bachelor’s degrees in honours political science and in journalism. Prior to joining Project Ploughshares, Cesar held a fellowship at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI).

Branka Marijan is a program officer with Project Ploughshares.
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Branka holds a PhD from the Balsillie School of International Affairs. Her dissertation, entitled “Neither War, Nor Peace: Everyday Politics, Peacebuilding and the Liminal Condition of Bosnia-Herzegovina and Northern Ireland” is concerned with the uncertain peace that persists in post-conflict societies long after peace agreements have been signed. Her broader research interests include state-building, police reform, and civil-military relations. Branka holds an MA in Globalization Studies, and an honours BA in Peace and Conflict Studies and German from McMaster University. She has also completed the Geneva International Students Program at the University of Geneva, Switzerland.

Sonal Marwah  is a program officer with Project Ploughshares.
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Sonal has worked with multiple humanitarian organizations focused on issues including armed conflict, violence prevention, forced migration and global health, and has published several articles and reports on these thematic topics. Most recently, she worked with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Delhi. Prior to this, Sonal worked with Small Arms Survey in Geneva. Her role with them involved leading an evidence-based study to map and assess the impacts of armed conflict across India. Sonal holds a Master of Science in Global Health from McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario and a Masters in International Affairs from the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva, Switzerland.

Jessica West is a Program Officer with Project Ploughshares.
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Jessica serves as managing editor for the Space Security Index project as part of a larger research and policy focus on technology, security, and governance. She is a PhD candidate in global governance and international security studies at the Balsillie School of International Affairs, Wilfrid Laurier University. Her research is focused on the emergence and evolution of resilience-based policies for national security in the United Kingdom, United States, and Canada.

Kenneth Epps is Policy Advisor on the Arms Trade Treaty at Project Ploughshares. He worked for Ploughshares from 1986 to 2014, and conducted research and policy analysis on issues related to small arms and light weapons, the international arms trade, and Canada’s military industry and he maintains a unique database on Canadian military production and exports. For 20 years he also was the contributing editor of Project Ploughshares’ Armed Conflicts Report. Kenneth has participated as NGO advisor on Canadian delegations to United Nations conferences on the Programme of Action on Small Arms and since 1999 he has been the Project Ploughshares representative on the international NGO Steering Committee promoting a global Arms Trade Treaty.

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Tasneem Jamal is Communications Officer with Project Ploughshares. If you cannot reach any of the above experts or are unsure to whom you would like your queries directed, please contact Tasneem.

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