April 13, 2022
Staff Accomplishment

Frazar Elected Vice Chair of World Affairs Council Board of Trustees

Council advances global understanding and engagement throughout the Puget Sound region

Sarah Frazar PNNL

Sarah Frazar was recently elected the vice chair of the World Affairs Council of Seattle.

(Photo by Andrea Starr | Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)

Sarah Frazar, a group manager in the National Security Directorate at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), was recently elected Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees for the World Affairs Council of Seattle (WAC). Founded in 1951, the Council focuses on advancing global understanding and engagement throughout the Puget Sound region and is closely affiliated with the nation-wide, non-partisan World Affairs Councils of America.

“I am honored to be elected as Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees for this engaging and impactful organization. The Seattle region gains so much from WAC programming, which delivers unique insights, perspectives, and diverse opinions from top leaders around the world,” said Frazar. “I am ready and eager to team with my fellow trustees to advance the Council’s strategic endeavors that are aimed at strengthening the impact of its interactions with its programming partners while increasing the diversity of its programs and membership.”

Located at PNNL’s Seattle Research Center, Frazar combines her knowledge of national security with her passion for the Puget Sound region. She has already been working on a series of panels featuring topics of interest to the organization, including space, disinformation, technology governance, and climate security. These panels will showcase the dynamic relationship between science, technology, and policy.

At PNNL, Frazar manages the Global Security Technology and Policy group, a team specializing in national security policy, trainingstakeholder engagement, and technology integration. She has led a variety of projects focused on nuclear safeguards policy and engagement while exploring the policy implications of PNNL’s technical solutions, specifically on the impact of emerging technologies on U.S. government nonproliferation missions. In January, Frazar also published a chapter in Blockchain for International Security exploring the benefits and challenges of using distributed ledger technology, the backbone of blockchain, for international nuclear safeguards.

Published: April 13, 2022