is the president of the World Security Institute, a nonprofit organization that he founded to promote independent research and journalism on global affairs. He is the co-coordinator of Global Zero, an international movement seeking the universal elimination of nuclear weapons. And he is an executive producer of Countdown to Zero, a feature film about nuclear danger. Blair has taught security studies as a visiting professor at Yale and Princeton. In 1999, he was awarded a MacArthur Fellowship Prize for his work and leadership on de-alerting nuclear forces. Blair was a senior fellow in the Foreign Policy Studies Program at the Brookings Institution. In previous positions, he served as a project director at the Congressional Office of Technology Assessment and as a Minuteman launch control officer.