Jordan Hibbs is a public servant who has served in senior-level positions at the U.S. Department of Defense and the U.S. Department of Energy working on nuclear policy, energy, and foreign policy issues.
Jordan is currently a member of the New America’s Nuclear Futures Working Group (NFWG), the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Project on Nuclear Issues (PONI) Mid-Career Cadre, and a Arms Control Negotiation Academy (ACONA) Fellow through Harvard University. Jordan serves on the Board of Directors for the Women in International Security (WIIS) DC Chapter and is a former Board Member of the United Nations Association of the National Capital Area (2018-2021).
Jordan holds a Master’s in Science and Technology Policy and a Bachelor of Science from Arizona State University. She also holds an Executive Leadership Certificate from American University’s Key Executive Leadership Program. In 2020, Jordan received the Excellence in Service Honorary Award from the Office of Personnel Management’s Presidential Management Fellows Program.
Arms Control Negotiation Academy Fellow (2021-2022)
Negotiation Task Force (NTF), Harvard University Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies
Project on Nuclear Issues Mid-Career Cadre for Nuclear Professionals (2021-2024)
Center for Strategic and International Studies
CWMD Emerging Leader (2020-2023)
Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction, National Defense University
Nuclear Futures Working Group Member (2022)
The Pitch Competition Finalist (2022)
Center for a New American Security
AREAS OF CONCENTRATION
Nuclear Weapons, Nonproliferation, and Energy Programs and Policy
Bilateral and Multilateral Cooperation with International Partners
Technical Program Management and Weapon System Acquisition Policy
Nuclear Arms Control Treaties, Negotiations, and Compliance
Congressional Affairs & Stakeholder Engagement Strategies
Interagency Policy Coordination
With global nuclear security and climate change remaining two key threats of our time, Jordan Hibbs is a national security professional focused on the intersection of nuclear security, energy, and nonproliferation. She is passionate about fostering the next generation and serves in several leadership roles in non-profits.
Women in International Security DC Chapter (WIIS-DC), 2020 - Present
Jordan A. Hibbs Scholarship
Barrett, the Honors College, Arizona State University (ASU)
American Nuclear Society (ANS), 2022 - Present
United Nations Association of the National Capital Area (UNA-NCA), 2016 - 2021
Women's Council on Energy and the Environment (WCEE), 2017 - 2020
RESEARCH & PUBLICATIONS
ACONA Fellowship Policy Research: Future of Arms Control for the United States, Russia, & China
Collaborative research project through the Arms Control Negotiation Academy (ACONA) sponsored by the Negotiation Task Force (NTF) of Harvard University’s Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies.
Options for Mutual Gains in Arms Control. Harvard University, Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Negotiation Task Force. July 2022. Publication link: here.
Nuclear Futures Working Group (NFWG) Policy Research: Acquisition Policy Options for Addressing Inadvertent Nuclear Escalation
Research project on acquisition policy options for addressing inadvertent nuclear escalation. The publication will be through New America. Expected publication in 2023.
Lessons Learned from Reality TV Show Love Island for Nuclear Arms Control Negotiations
Article about lessons we can learn from the reality TV show Love Island, applied to nuclear arms control negotiations - including concepts of firm-flex commitments, mental wellness, leveraging coalitions, and more. Expected publication in 2023.
Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Project on Nuclear Issues (PONI) Panel on Nuclear Policy Processes, the 2022 Strategic Documents, and Careers in Government Policy, May 20, 2022.
Truman Center Roundtable on Nuclear Policy through a Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Justice Lens, April 13, 2022.
Office of Personnel Management Presidential Management Fellows Program panel on working in defense and navigating the fellowship, January 24, 2022.
Women in International Security panel on Navigating Your Career: How To Succeed in Nuclear Policy, March 31, 2021.
United Nations Association of the National Capital Area (UNA-NCA) Nuclear Career Chat, June 16, 2020.
United Nations Association of the United States of America 2018 Leadership Summit panel on careers international affairs, June 10, 2018.
Around the Table with Jordan Hibbs, Center for a New American Security (CNAS), November 29, 2022. Click Here to Read.
Press Release Announcing the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) The Pitch 2022: A Competition of New Ideas. Click Here to Read.
Press Release Announcing the New America's Nuclear Futures Working Group, April 29, 2022. Click Here to Read.
Big Nuke Energy - Episode 37: Jordan joined the Big Nuke Energy podcast hosts for a discussion about the United Nations Association and advice for emerging nuclear policy professionals, December 22, 2020. Click Here to Listen.
Press Release - Announcing the Recipients of the PMF Honorary Awards for 2020. Click Here to Read.
Press Article - ASU psychology alumna energizes Washington, D.C. Click Here to Read.
Reflections on the 2019 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Preparatory Committee by Jordan Hibbs. Click Here to Read.
Your Personalized Game Plan for the 2018 United Nations Association Leadership Summit by Jordan Hibbs. Click Here to Read.
SPEAKING & MEDIA
Workshops & Seminars
WORKSHOPS & SEMINARS
European Trilateral Track 2 Nuclear Dialogues, Mid-Career Track, CSIS Project on Nuclear Issues, May 2022
Nonproliferation Workshop on High-Risk Property Management, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, April 2022
Towards Strategic Dialogue with China, Center for Global Security Research, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, February 23-24, 2022
Project on Nuclear Issues Virtual Fall Conference 2021, Center for Strategic and International Studies, October 5-6, 2021
The Next U.S. Strategic Posture—and the Posture After Next, Center for Global Security Research, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory June 29-July 1, 2021
The 2021 Defense Strategy Review and Modern Strategic Conflict, Center for Global Security Research, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, December 15-17, 2020
International Nuclear Safeguards Policy Course, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey 2019
Policy, Policymaking & Public Administration in Europe Seminar, American University, 2018
Women's Foreign Policy Group (WFPG) - Jordan serves as a mentor for mid-career women working in foreign policy as part of WFPG's formal mentoring program.
United Nations Association of the National Capital Area (UNA-NCA) - Jordan serves as a mentor for graduate students in UNA-NCA's formal graduate fellowship program.
The Jordan A. Hibbs Scholarship Endowment
The Jordan A. Hibbs Scholarship Fund provides scholarship support for transfer students coming to study at Barrett, The Honors College from a Maricopa Community College who have overcome challenges in their journey to higher education. Growing up, Jordan’s family faced extreme poverty and she witnessed domestic abuse in her home. For many years, Jordan’s family lived in subsidized housing, depended on food stamps and searched dumpsters for clothing and supplies. Through working a full-time job, earning scholarships, and getting financial aid – Jordan was able to attend Scottsdale Community College and transfer to Barrett, the Honors College. Hibbs scholars will receive an award of $1,000 to help cover their tuition expenses and Barrett fees. Learn more here.
"The ability to access higher education through community college changed my life. I’m a proud Barrett alum and transfer student from Scottsdale Community College. In recognition of the diversity and grit of so many community college students, I am proud to establish this scholarship to support community college transfer students who enroll in Barrett, the Honors College who have overcome challenges in their journey to higher education." - Jordan