Andrew Facini

Andrew Facini is Publishing Manager for the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. He specializes in producing academic works for print and digital publication, designing printed collateral for in-house and outreach communications, and managing the Center’s brand.


Andrew earned his master’s in international relations from Harvard Extension School, where he focused on nuclear weapons policy and nonproliferation issues. His thesis, “Restraint by Design: The Ideological Origins of ‘Minimum Deterrence’ in China’s Nuclear Weapons Program” explores a unique dimension of Mao Zedong’s ideology and the long-lasting normative influence those beliefs had on China’s future policy choices. He is active in the field of nuclear weapons education, serving as teaching assistant for various graduate classes in Harvard’s nuclear deterrence certificate program and giving frequent lectures on nuclear weapons technology, history, and cultural issues. He has been published on nuclear issues in various news outlets and has spoken on BBC World Service. He was a fellow in the NSquare Innovators Network.

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