Ambassador Thomas Graham, Jr.
Executive Chairman of the Board
Ambassador Thomas Graham Jr. is a former senior-level diplomat and a world-renowned authority on nuclear nonproliferation. As a U.S. diplomat, Ambassador Graham was involved in the negotiation of every major arms control and nonproliferation agreement from 1970 to 1997, including START, SALT, the CTBT, the INF Treaty, and the ABM Treaty, among many others. He participated in nuclear talks with more than 100 countries. For 15 years, Graham was general counsel for the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, where he also served as acting director for one year. He has advised five U.S. presidents on issues related to nuclear nonproliferation; as President Bill Clinton’s special representative for arms control, nonproliferation, and disarmament, Graham headed the U.S. delegation that successfully led efforts to permanently extend the NPT. He was appointed as a Virtual Fellow at the Department of State in 2016.
In 2009 Graham was appointed to the United Arab Emirates’ International Advisory Board, helping to guide that country’s nuclear energy program and hold it to the highest standards of safety, security, and nonproliferation. He is board chairman of CanAlaska Uranium Ltd. of Vancouver, Canada. Graham has lectured at Stanford, University of Washington, Georgetown, University of Tennessee, and the University of Virginia Law School, among others, on topics related to disarmament and nuclear security. He has authored numerous articles and books in the nonproliferation field. On an adjunct basis, Graham serves as a Graduate Faculty Scholar at the University of Central Florida and Associate Faculty at Oregon State University.
Graham joined Lightbridge in 2006 and serves as executive chairman of the Board of Directors. He earned his J.D. from Harvard Law School and his bachelor’s degree from Princeton.