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Friends Committee on National Legislation
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Abigail Stowe-Thurston is the program assistant at the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL), where she works on issues related to nuclear policy and Pentagon spending. Prior to joining FCNL, Abigail researched nuclear policy through internships with the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation, and the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Her research has focused on U.S.-Russian relations and the history of arms control and nuclear security agreements.
Abigail graduated magna cum laude from Macalester College with a B.A. in Russian Studies and a minor in political science. Her Honors Thesis examined sovereignty and center-periphery relations in the Russian Federation. She has been awarded two State Department scholarships for intensive language study in Russia and Azerbaijan, and was a recipient of the Macalester College Presidential Leadership Award in 2016. 

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