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Sharon Weinberger

Former Fellow


September 5, 2012 — July 24, 2013

Professional affiliation

Writer, BBC Future

Wilson Center Projects

DARPA: The Untold History of the Pentagon Agency that Changed Warfare and Created the Modern World

Full Biography

Sharon Weinberger is a national security reporter focusing on science and technology issues.

She currently writes the Code Red column for BBC Future, and is a contributor to's national security blog, Danger Room. She is the author of Imaginary Weapons: A Journey Through the Pentagon's Scientific Underworld (Nation Books, 2006) and co-author of A Nuclear Family Vacation: Travels in the World of Atomic Weaponry (Bloomsbury, 2008). Her writing on science and technology has also appeared in the Washington Post Magazine, Slate, Nature magazine, Wired magazine, Discover magazine, Smithsonian, Financial Times, and Aviation Week & Space Technology, among other publications.

Previous Terms

Global Fellow - July 25, 2013 - December 31, 2019