“I use ‘disruptive’ in both its good and bad connotations. Disruptive scientific and technological progress is not to me inherently good or inherently evil. But its arc is for us to shape. Technology’s progress is furthermore in my judgment unstoppable. But it is quite incorrect that it unfolds inexorably according to its own internal logic and the laws of nature.”
Andrew Facini is Publishing Manager for the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. He specializes in producing academic works for print and digital publication, designing printed collateral for in-house and outreach communications, and managing the Center’s brand.
He earned his bachelor’s in international relations from Boston University in 2010. While at BU, he was editorial editor for BU’s independent newspaper, The Daily Free Press, and served as the founding editor-in-chief of The International Relations Review, an academic publication of news and analysis that has grown to become BU’s premier undergraduate journal.
In 2018, Andrew earned his master’s in international relations from Harvard Extension School, where he focused on nuclear weapons policy and nonproliferation issues. His thesis, “Restraint by Design: The Ideological Origins of ‘Minimum Deterrence’ in China’s Nuclear Weapons Program” explores a unique dimension of Mao Zedong's ideology and the long-lasting normative influence those beliefs had on China's future policy choices. He has been published on nuclear issues in The Boston Globe and Arms Control Today, and has spoken on BBC World Service.Last Updated: Mar 11, 2019, 11:02am