Will Lowry

Digital Communications Manager
San Francisco, CA

Will focuses on expanding Ploughshares Fund’s online presence and target audience, thereby expanding its supporter base and the impact of its campaign work. Prior to joining the team, Will worked for 15 years managing digital communications for businesses and environmental organizations. Most recently, he assisted the Sierra Club with online activism and all areas of their work in the San Francisco Bay Area. Will holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from UC Berkeley and a Master of Arts degree in Literature from San Francisco State University.


Recent content

A Narrow View of National Security Is Making America Less Safe

“They want to explode a bomb in the desert to show how scary it is,” said Laicie Heeley, CEO of Inkstick media, and host of the Inkstick and PRX podcast Things That Go Boom. “They want to make a big show of force that is credible and accountable. And there’s value to those strategies when they...

September 24, 2020 - By Will Lowry
Operation Ajax, Los Angeles

Farshad Farahat is a writer and actor (Argo, House of Cards) who is studying for a PhD in Conflict Resolution at Nova Southeastern, focusing on resolving US-Iran grievances. He is on the Ploughshares Fund board of directors and is now performing in ...

September 26, 2019 - By Will Lowry
Nuclear Diplomacy: An Interview with Jenny Town

Jenny Town is a Research Analyst at the Stimson Center and the Managing Editor and Producer of Ploughshares Fund grantee 38 North, a web journal that provides policy and technical analysis on North Korea. We recently asked her about denuclearization talks and the September meeting between South...

October 5, 2018 - By Will Lowry
The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons

The International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN) is a coalition of non-governmental organizations in one hundred countries promoting adherence to and implementation of the United Nations nuclear weapon ban treaty. This landmark global agreement was adopted in New York on...

September 29, 2017 - By Will Lowry
Petition to Keep Trump's Finger Off The Button Delivered

Our petition, 'Keep Trump's Finger Off the Button: Take Our Nuclear Missiles Off Hair Trigger Alert', has been delivered to President Barack Obama. Thank you to all who signed and to all who shared. Currently, over 100,000 people have signed the petition, and more than 10,000 have left comments...

January 12, 2017 - By Will Lowry
Dr. William J. Perry joins Joe Cirincione and Tom Collina

"Living at the Nuclear Brink: Yesterday and Today" was a free online course recently offered by William J. Perry, the 19th Secretary of Defense for the United States. The key goals of this course were to warn people of the dangers they face and to give them some insight on what could be done to...

December 16, 2016 - By Will Lowry
US, Iran Religious Leaders: Nuclear Weapons ‘Immoral’

Back in March 2014, a delegation of US bishops made a historic visit to Qom, Iran and held a meeting with Iranian religious leaders. On November 17, an audience at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, DC will have the chance to hear firsthand what they discussed in Qom,...

November 3, 2016 - By Will Lowry
It's Time to Retire the ICBM

In January 2016, in an interview published by the Arms Control Association, William J. Perry, the US Secretary of Defense in the mid 90's,...

August 2, 2016 - By Will Lowry
Grantee Spotlight: Hans Kristensen

A growing number of leaders like Representative Adam Smith (D-WA), Ranking Member of the House Armed Services Committee, are increasingly concerned about the US government’s $1 trillion plan to rebuild our nuclear arsenal – a plan that could trigger a new arms global arms race with Russia and...

July 26, 2016 - By Will Lowry
In Their Own Words: Grantees on the Iran Deal

Ploughshares Fund's powerful network of grantees was vital to our five-year campaign for a diplomatic solution to the Iran nuclear crisis. Grantees like Women's Action for New Directions (WAND), which recently hosted an excellent presentation on the deal's achievements after one year, made all...

July 13, 2016 - By Will Lowry