Christopher Ford, a specialist in intelligence and arms control, is Director, Center for Technology and Global Security and Senior Fellow at the Hudson Institute. In the George W. Bush Administration, he was United States Special Representative for Nuclear Nonproliferation, responsible for all work on the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) and Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Verification, Compliance, and Implementation.
Prior to joining the Bush Administration, he served as Minority Counsel and then General Counsel to the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI). Senate work prior to that included service on the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, Governmental Affairs Committee, as well as staff role for Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Senator Fred Thompson (R-Tennessee).
He was an intelligence officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve, and wrote the book The Admirals' Advantage: U.S. Navy Operational Intelligence in World War II and the Cold War.
His undergraduate degree, summa cum laude in Government/International Relations, is from Harvard University (1989), PhD from Oxford University(1992}, and his law degree from the Yale Law School (1995). He was a Rhodes Scholar.