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

Fear and Unknowing in the Indo-Pacific Region

In this week’s episode of Press the Button, author, professor and expert David Kang discussed the widespread, bipartisan call in U.S. foreign policy and defense planning to move from the ‘war on terror,’ to increased confrontation—especially with China. The idea of a return to great-power...

May 10, 2021 - By Will Lowry
Investing in Cures Before Missiles

On March 26, 2021, Senator Edward J. Markey (D-MA) and Representative Ro Khanna (CA-17) introduced the Investing in Cures Before Missiles (ICBM) Act. The legislation was welcomed by many key people and organizations in the nuclear policy community, including Ploughshares Fund. The legislation...

April 14, 2021 - By Will Lowry
Annual Report 2020: Pathways Forward

SALLY LILIENTHAL WAS ON A QUEST TO CHANGE THE WORLD. It was 1981, and she had invited public service leader Lew Butler and Nobel Prize-winning physicist Owen Chamberlain down the wooden staircase to a living room balcony extending over a San Francisco cliff below. Chamberlain, one of the world’s...

December 23, 2020 - By Will Lowry
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
Remembering the Hawaii False Alarm

January 13 marks the one-year anniversary of the false Hawaii missile alert. That’s when nearly every radio, television and cell phone in Hawaii broadcast a mistaken official message that read, "Ballistic missile threat inbound to Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill." Hawaiians...

January 9, 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