David Munnelly is an Intern at the VCDNP. He joined the Center on 28 August 2017, having previously worked in hold accounts and international payments at Allied Irish bank. He holds a degree in International Relations from Dublin City University (DCU) and recently completed a Masters in International Peace Studies at Trinity College Dublin (TCD), writing his thesis on the impact of coercive diplomacy on the negotiation of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). Prior to joining the VCDNP David interned at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) in Monterey, California, where he assisted in updating the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) website’s country profile pages and the CNS Global Incidents and Trafficking Database of cases of radioactive material stolen, lost or otherwise outside of regulatory control.
David’s research interests include nuclear weapons as coercive diplomatic tools and international responses to rogue states seeking to acquire nuclear weapons.