Kenneth N. Luongo is a recognized innovator, entrepreneur, and leader in global nuclear and transnational security policy. He is the president and founder of the Partnership for Global Security (PGS) and the Center for a Secure Nuclear Future. He has authored nearly 100 articles, been a TEDx presenter, engaged extensively with global media, and briefed governments and audiences around the world on nuclear and transnational security challenges and responses. Ken has created and led a number of cross-cutting international coalitions and private sector-policy expert partnerships that fuse diverse expertise to develop actionable, realistic responses to rapidly evolving security challenges, including the Global Nexus Initiative (GNI) a joint project with the Nuclear Energy Institute (NEI) to analyze the interrelationships among climate change, nuclear energy and global security.
Ken served from 1994-1997 as the Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Energy for Nonproliferation Policy and simultaneously as the Department of Energy’s Director of the Office of Arms Control and Nonproliferation, Director of the Department of Energy’s Russia and Newly Independent States Nuclear Material Security Task Force and Director of the North Korea Task Force. Mr. Luongo also was a Senior Visiting Fellow and Visiting Research Collaborator at Princeton University’s Program on Science and Global Security. Prior to these positions, he served as a professional staff member in the U.S. Congress with the House Armed Services Committee, Senator Carl Levin (D-MI), and Senator William Proxmire (D-WI).