Our Members

The NSWG is formed of over 50 senior policy advisors, business leaders, professors and military officials. All our members have extensive applied experience of nuclear security and international relations.

Our Members

The NSWG is formed of over 50 senior policy advisors, business leaders, professors and military officials. All our members have extensive applied experience of nuclear security and international relations.
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Dr. James M. Acton

Dr. James M. Acton

Co-Director, Nuclear Policy Program
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Dr. James M. Acton is Co-director of the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He is a prolific writer in the field of nuclear policy, and was a recipient of the competitive Carnegie Corporation of New York grant on New Technologies and the Nuclear Threat that funds his ongoing research into the escalation implications of advanced conventional weapons.
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Ambassador Susan Burk

Ambassador Susan Burk

Former Special Representative to the President of the United States for Nuclear Nonproliferation
Susan Burk is an independent consultant specializing on issues related to the international nuclear non-proliferation regime, in all aspects. She is a retired Senior Executive with 35 years’ experience, whose last position was as the Special Representative of the President (Obama) for Nuclear Non-proliferation, with the rank of Ambassador.
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Ambassador Lincoln Bloomfield Jr.

Ambassador Lincoln Bloomfield Jr.

Ambassador
Palmer Coates
Ambassador Lincoln Bloomfield Jr. is President of Palmer Coates LLC, and was Chairman of the non-partisan Stimson Center. During his 35 year career he has also held roles as U.S. Special Envoy for MANPADS Threat Reduction, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Political Military Affairs, and as Special Representative of the President and Secretary of State for Humanitarian Mine Action. He specializes in U.S. defense, intelligence, U.S. alliances, and U.S. defense strategy.
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Brigadier General (Ret.) Bob Barnes

Brigadier General (Ret.) Bob Barnes

Senior Policy Advisor
Center for Climate and Security
Brigadier General Bob Barnes is Senior Fellow at, and member of the Advisor Board of, the Center for Climate and Security, where he provides policy advice on addressing the security implications of climate change. He retired from the Army as a Brigadier General in 2001, after 32 years of service. He is a recognized expert on environmental security, interagency and public-private collaboration on climate change and other environmental matters with national security implications.
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Lieutenant General (Ret.) John Castellaw

Lieutenant General (Ret.) John Castellaw

President
Crockett Policy Institute
Lieutenant General John Castellaw (Ret.) is the president of the Crockett Policy Institute (CPI) a non-partisan policy and research organization chartered in Tennessee. He spent 36 years serving in the Marines, holding several operational commands. He is a recognized national security expert, with a particular focus on defense spending and strategy, and issues of food security.
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Simin Yazdgerdi Curtis

Simin Yazdgerdi Curtis

President, CEO, Founder
American Middle East Institute
Simin Yazdgerdi Curtis is President, CEO and founder of the American Middle East Institute (AMEI), a national, non-profit organization, which works to build greater business, educational and cultural ties between the U.S. and the countries of the Middle East. With nearly 25 years’ experience, she is active in many civic and business organizations and her expertise center on government policy and the Middle East.
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Dr. Anthony H. Cordesman

Dr. Anthony H. Cordesman

Arleigh A. Burke Chair in Strategy
Center for Strategic and International Studies
Dr. Anthony H. Cordesman holds the Arleigh A. Burke Chair in Strategy at CSIS, and previously served as Director of Intelligence Assessment in the Office of the Secretary of Defense. During a career that spans five decades he has completed a wide variety of studies on issues including energy, U.S. strategy and defense plans, the lessons of modern war, and NATO modernization.
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Hon. Elbridge Colby

Hon. Elbridge Colby

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy and Force Development
Department of Defense
Hon. Elbridge Colby is the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy & Force Development, and was recently a Robert M. Gates Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security. He focuses on strategic deterrence, nuclear weapons, conventional force and intelligence.
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Dr. Shahram Chubin

Dr. Shahram Chubin

Nonresident Senior Associate
Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Dr. Shahram Chubin is a nonresident Senior Associate in the Carnegie Nuclear Policy Program, and was previously Director of Studies at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy. He has over 35 years’ experience in issues of defense and security, military and nuclear weapons, and now focuses his research on non-proliferation, terrorism, and Middle East security issues.
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Professor Antonia Chayes

Professor Antonia Chayes

Professor
Tufts University
Antonia Chayes is Professor of Practice in International Politics and Law at The Fletcher School. Previously she served as Vice Chair of Conflict Management Group (CMG), an international nonprofit dispute resolution organization. Her expertise include international treaties, international security, and arms control (especially civil military relations).
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Dr. Dan Caldwell

Dr. Dan Caldwell

Distinguished Professor of Political Science
Pepperdine University
Dr. Dan Caldwell is a distinguished Professor of Political Science at Pepperdine University and a member of the International Studies Association and the Council on Foreign Relations, where he chairs the Academic Outreach Initiative. He previously served for three years on active duty as an Officer in the U.S. Naval Reserve. He has a particular interest in American foreign policy, arms control, international security, and Russian-American relations.
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Dr. Daniel Chiu

Dr. Daniel Chiu

Director of Joint Advanced Warfighting Division, Institute for Defense Analyses
Daniel Y. Chiu is the Director of IDA’s Joint Advanced Warfighting Division – a post he assumed in March 2017. Dr. Chiu leads a staff of more than 40 IDA...
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Dr. Peter Dombrowski

Dr. Peter Dombrowski

Professor of Strategy
Naval War College
Dr. Peter Dombrowski is a Professor of Strategy in the Strategic Research Department at the Naval War College. Over the last 25 years he has also held positions as Director of the Naval War College Press, Editor of the Naval War College Review, and Co-editor of International Studies Quarterly. He specializes in naval strategy, science and security.
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Michael Eisenstadt

Michael Eisenstadt

Kahn Fellow; Director, Military & Security Studies Program
Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Michael Eisenstadt is a Kahn Fellow, and Director of the Military and Security Studies Program at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy. He served for 26 years as an Officer in the U.S. Army Reserve before retiring in 2010, and now specializes in Persian Gulf and Arab-Israeli security affairs.
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Ryan Evans

Ryan Evans

CEO and Editor in Chief, War on the Rocks
Ryan Evans is the founder, CEO, and editor-in-chief of War on the Rocks and the publisher of the Texas National Security Review. When he was young and didn't know any...
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Michael Elliott

Michael Elliott

National Security Consultant
Michael Elliott is the former Deputy Director for Strategic Stability Plans and Policy Directorate, Joint Chiefs of Staff. In this role, Mr. Elliott is responsible for the formulation of joint staff...
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Mr. Mark Fitzpatrick

Mr. Mark Fitzpatrick

Executive Director
IISS-Americas
Mark Fitzpatrick is Executive Director of the Americas office of the International Institute for Strategic Studies and Head of the institute’s Non-Proliferation and Nuclear Policy Program. He previously worked for 26 years in the U.S. Department of State. His research focuses on regional proliferation challenges and preventing nuclear danger in the era of 'nuclear renaissance'.
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Dr. Steve Fetter

Dr. Steve Fetter

Professor, School of Public Policy
University of Maryland
Dr. Steve Fetter is a Professor in the School of Public Policy, and also acting Executive Director of the Center for Advanced Study of Language. Over the last 30 years he has spent time working at the White House, at the Joint Global Change Research Institute, and at several U.S. government agencies. His research and policy interests include nuclear arms control and non-proliferation, nuclear energy and releases of radiation, and climate change and low-carbon energy supply.
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Mr. Francesco “Frank” Femia

Mr. Francesco “Frank” Femia

Co-Founder & President
Center for Climate and Security
Francesco Femia is CEO of the Council on Strategic Risks (CSR). He has previously served as Co-president of the Center for Climate and Security, and Co-chair of the Climate and Security Advisory Group. He is an expert on European foreign policy, climate change, security and defense issues.
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Professor Shai Feldman

Professor Shai Feldman

Judy and Sidney Swartz Director, Crown Center for Middle East Studies and Professor of Politics
Brandeis
Dr. Shai Feldman is Professor of Politics and the Judith and Sidney Swartz Director of the Crown Center for Middle East Studies at Brandeis University, and a member of the Board of Directors of Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. During his 35 year career, he has also served as a member of the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters. His expertise are focused on Israel-Palestinian negotiations, nuclear proliferation, U.S. policy in the Middle East, and Israel foreign policy.
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Mr. Dennis M. Gormley

Mr. Dennis M. Gormley

Senior Lecturer
University of Pittsburgh
Dennis M. Gormley is a Senior Fellow at the International Institute of Strategic Studies. His career spans back to the 1960s, when he was an officer in the U.S. Army. He has since worked in the U.S. intelligence community, and held various positions in academia. His work has focused on international security, arms control, and weapons proliferation issues.
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Professor Charles L. Glaser

Professor Charles L. Glaser

Professor of Political Science and International Affairs; Director, Institute for Security and Conflict Studies
George Washington University
Dr. Charles L. Glaser is a Professor in the Elliott School of International Affairs and the Department of Political Science at The George Washington University, and Director of the Elliott School’s Institute for Security and Conflict Studies. He has previously taught at the University of Chicago and University of Michigan, and served in the Pentagon. His research focuses on international relations theory and international security policy.
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John Allen Gay

John Allen Gay

Executive Director
John Quincy Adams Society
John Allen Gay is Assistant Managing Editor of The National Interest. He is best known for his writing on politics and the military in Iran.
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Dr. Francis J. Gavin

Dr. Francis J. Gavin

Giovanni Agnelli Distinguished Professor and the Director of the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs
Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Francis J. Gavin is the Giovanni Agnelli Distinguished Professor and the inaugural Director of the Henry A. Kissinger Center for Global Affairs at SAIS-Johns Hopkins University. Over the last 20 years he has also held positions at MIT and the University of Texas. He has particular interest in European, Iranian and American foreign policy, as well as NATO and U.S. grand strategy.
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Seth Grae

Seth Grae

CEO, Lightbridge Corporation
Seth Grae is the CEO of Lightbridge Corporation. He has led the strategic direction and financing efforts of Lightbridge since its founding, including taking the company public. During his tenure,...
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Colonel (Ret.) Paul Hughes

Colonel (Ret.) Paul Hughes

Special Advisor and the Director of Overseas Safety and Security
U.S. Institute of Peace
Colonel Paul Hughes is the interim Vice President of the Center for Applied Conflict Transformation. He also serves as both a Special Advisor to the President of the United States Institute of Peace and as the Director of Overseas Safety and Security, and as the Executive Director for the 2018 National Defense Strategy Commission. He retired from the military in 2005 after 30 years of service, and now specializes in topics including arms control, weapons of mass destruction, and missile defense.
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Mr. Peter Huessy

Mr. Peter Huessy

Senior Defense Consultant
Air Force Association
Peter Huessy is Director of Strategic Deterrent Studies at the Mitchell Institute for Aerospace Studies and President of his own defense consulting firm, GeoStrategic Analysis. His 40 years’ experience has also included serving at the National Defense University Foundation, the AFPC and the Air Force Association. He specializes in developing and implementing public policy campaigns to secure support for important national security objectives.
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Dr. Kathleen Hicks

Dr. Kathleen Hicks

Senior Vice President
Center for Strategic and International Studies
Kathleen Hicks is Senior Vice President, Henry A. Kissinger Chair, and Director of the International Security Program at CSIS. Her 25 year career has also included time served in the Obama administration in senior positions in defense policy and strategy, and she has become an expert in issues such as counterterrorism and homeland security, long-term futures, and weapons of mass destruction proliferation.
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Ms. Rebecca Hersman

Ms. Rebecca Hersman

PONI Director
Center for Strategic and International Studies
Rebecca Hersman is Director of the Project on Nuclear Issues and Senior Advisor for the International Security Program, and has previously worked at the DOD, Council on Foreign Relations, and House Armed Services Committee. She specializes in defense strategy and capabilities, defense and security, geopolitics and international security, and weapons of mass destruction proliferation.
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Ambassador Laura S. H. Holgate

Ambassador Laura S. H. Holgate

Vice President for Materials Risk Management, Nuclear Threat Initiative
Ambassador Laura S. H. Holgate joined NTI as Vice President for Materials Risk Management in April 2018. Previously, Ambassador Holgate was a consultant to the Third Way’s project on advanced nuclear...
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Lieutenant General (Ret.) Dirk Jameson

Lieutenant General (Ret.) Dirk Jameson

Retired
U.S. Air Force
Lieutenant General Jameson retired from the U.S. Air Force in 1996 after more than three decades of military service. His final assignment was as Deputy Commander-in-Chief U.S. Strategic Command. He has since served in executive positions with a number of aerospace companies and as Executive Director of the Texas State Infrastructure Fund.
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Lieutenant General (Ret.) Frank G. Klotz

Lieutenant General (Ret.) Frank G. Klotz

Under Secretary for Nuclear Security
National Nuclear Security Administration
Lieutenant General Frank G. Klotz is the Department of Energy’s Under Secretary for Nuclear Security and Administrator for the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). He has more than 20 years experience in both military positions and policy and management roles, with his time at the U.S. Embassy Moscow leading to a particular specialism in U.S.-Russian relations.
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Dr. Geoffrey Kemp

Dr. Geoffrey Kemp

Senior Director, Regional Security Programs
Center for the National Interest
Dr. Geoffrey Kemp is Director of Regional Security Programs at the Center for the National Interest and co-chairs the Iran Futures Project with Dr. Janne Nolan. He was previously Director of the Middle East Arms Control Project at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and also served in the White House during the first Reagan administration. He has studied and worked in international relations for 50 years, with a particular interest in U.S. policy in the greater Middle East.
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Dr. Catherine McArdle Kelleher

Dr. Catherine McArdle Kelleher

Professor Emeritus
University of Maryland
Dr. Catherine McArdle Kelleher is College Park Professor of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, where she teaches and advises in the areas of international security and American defense policy. She is concurrently Senior Fellow at the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University. Her earlier government service included working as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia, and the Secretary of Defense’s representative to NATO in Brussels. She has 50 years’ experience in nuclear arms control as well as German, Russian, and European security issues.
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Dr. Susan J. Koch

Dr. Susan J. Koch

Distinguished Research Fellow
National Defense University
Dr. Susan J. Koch is an independent consultant, specializing in policy issues regarding arms reduction and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. She previously spent 25 years working in government, holding a series of positions at the White House and the Department of State.
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General (Ret.) C. Robert “Bob” Kehler

General (Ret.) C. Robert “Bob” Kehler

Former commander of STRATCOM
General Robert Kehler retired from the United States Air Force in 2013 after almost 39 years of distinguished service. He offers his expertise as a consultant, non-executive corporate Director of two international aerospace companies, and as a Trustee of the Mitre Corporation. He speaks widely on matters of national security, particularly governance, institutions and organizations, and military.
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Dr. David Kay

Dr. David Kay

Senior Fellow
Potomac Institute for Policy Studies
Dr. David Kay is a Senior Fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies and a consultant with a concentration on counter terrorism and weapons proliferation. He was previously a member of the Department of State’s International Security Advisory Board, and has served on a number of official U.S. government delegations and government and private advisory commissions.
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Dr. Colin Kahl

Dr. Colin Kahl

Senior Fellow, Center for International Security and Cooperation
Colin H. Kahl is the inaugural Steven C. Házy Senior Fellow at the Center for International Security and Cooperation and a Professor, by courtesy, in the Department of Political Science...
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Dr. Patricia M. Lewis

Dr. Patricia M. Lewis

Research Director for International Security
Chatham House, The Royal Institute of International Affairs
Dr. Patricia Lewis is the Research Director of International Security at Chatham House. She has previously worked at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, UNIDIR and VERTIC. With a Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics and over 30 years’ experience in the field, she has been recognized for her work to resolve issues involving the interface of physics and society. Much of her research focuses on science and technology policies, weapons of mass destruction and arms control.
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Dr. Austin Long

Dr. Austin Long

Political Scientist
RAND Corporation
Dr. Austin Long is a Senior Political Scientist at the RAND Corporation and non-resident Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute. He was previously an Associate Professor at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. His research interests include low-intensity conflict, military innovation and the political economy of national security.
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Dr. Robert Litwak

Dr. Robert Litwak

Senior Vice President and Director of International Security Studies
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars
Dr. Robert Litwak is Senior Vice President and Director of International Security Studies at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. He is also a consultant to the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Over the last 20 years he has also held government positions, and written numerous books. His expertise center on security and defense, nuclear weapons and terrorism.
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Dr. Keir Lieber

Dr. Keir Lieber

Associate Professor
Georgetown University
Dr. Keir A. Lieber is Director of the Center for Security Studies and Security Studies Program at Georgetown University and Associate Professor in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service. He has been awarded major fellowships from the Brookings Institution, Council on Foreign Relations and Earhart Foundation, among others. His research and teaching interests include nuclear weapons, strategy, and deterrence, and the causes of war.
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Dr. Alexander T. J. Lennon

Dr. Alexander T. J. Lennon

Editor-in-Chief
Washington Quarterly
Dr. Alexander T. J. Lennon is the Editor-in-Chief of The Washington Quarterly, hosted at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University. For the last 20 years he has researched and written on topics including the grand strategy, foreign and security policies, and nuclear security strategy.
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Dr. Edward Levine

Dr. Edward Levine

Senate Foreign Relations Committee (Ret.)
Dr. Edward Levine is a retired senior professional staff member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC), with over 40 years’ experience. Before that, he was a professional staff member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI) and also taught Political Science at both the University of Michigan and Rice University. He is a leading specialist on arms control, non-proliferation, and U.S arms sales to other countries.
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Mr. Brett B. Lambert

Mr. Brett B. Lambert

Vice President of Corporate Strategy
Northrop Grumman
Brett B. Lambert is Vice President of Corporate Strategy at Northrop Grumman. Over the last 30 years he has also held positions at Renaissance Strategic Advisors, at the National Defense Industrial Association, and in government, as well as founding national security consultancy DFI International. He is an expert in technology assessments, strategic planning, and market analyses for defense, intelligence, and space companies
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Colonel (Ret.) Mark Mykleby

Colonel (Ret.) Mark Mykleby

Co-Director of the Strategic Innovation Lab
Case Western Reserve University
Mark Mykleby is the Co-director of the Strategic Innovation Lab at Case Western Reserve University. He previously served in the Marine Corps for over 20 years, where he was deployed to Europe, the Pacific and Southwest Asia. He specializes in grand strategy and sustainability.
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Hon. Robert J. Murray

Hon. Robert J. Murray

Professor of Practice
Georgetown University
Dr. Robert J. Murray is a Professor of the Practice at Georgetown University and President Emeritus of CNA Corporation. His 50 year career also includes time spent teaching at the Naval War College in Newport, RI and Harvard University, and serving in government. He specializes in national security, the Middle East and military strategy.
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Dr. Jim Miller

Dr. Jim Miller

Senior Fellow
Adaptive Strategies, LLC
Dr. Jim Miller is President of Adaptive Strategies, LLC. He also serves on the Board of Directors for the Atlantic Council, and on the Board of Advisors for Endgame, Inc. Over the last three decades he has also served as the principal civilian advisor to the Secretary of Defense on strategy, policy, and operations, working to strengthen relations with allies and partners in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.
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Dr. Thomas G. Mahnken

Dr. Thomas G. Mahnken

President
Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments
Dr. Thomas G. Mahnken is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments. He has worked in defense planning and international strategy for over 20 years, and has served as an Officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve.
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Kenneth Myers

Kenneth Myers

Senior Vice President for Defense and Security, PAE National
Security Solutions (NSS)
Kenneth Myers, is a Senior Vice President for Defense and Security at PAE National Security Solutions (NSS). NSS has nearly 3,000 employees, and is a world-wide authority in performing and...
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Dr. Janne E. Nolan

Dr. Janne E. Nolan

Chair
Nuclear Security Working Group
Dr. Janne E. Nolan chairs the Nuclear Security Working Group and is a faculty member at the Elliott School of International Affairs of the George Washington University. She has had extensive experience in national security in government and the private sector, holding senior staff positions in the Department of State and the U.S. Senate. Her 40 years’ experience in national security has led her to specialize in military strategy, defense technology policy, nuclear doctrine and ethics.
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Dr. Vipin Narang

Dr. Vipin Narang

Associate Professor
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr. Vipin Narang is an Associate Professor of Political Science at MIT and member of MIT’s Security Studies Program. He has previously held fellowships at both Harvard and Stanford Universities. His research interests include nuclear proliferation and strategy, South Asian security, and general security studies.
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Ambassador Steven Pifer

Ambassador Steven Pifer

Director, Arms Control
Brookings Institution
Ambassador Steven Pifer is director of the Brookings Arms Control Initiative and a Senior Fellow with the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence and the Center on the United States and Europe in the Foreign Policy program at Brookings. He is a retired Foreign Service Officer with more than 25 years with the State Department, and specializes in arms control, Russia and Ukraine.
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Dr. Christopher Preble

Dr. Christopher Preble

Vice President for defense and foreign policy studies
CATO Institute
Dr. Christopher Preble is the Vice President for Defense and Foreign Policy Studies at the Cato Institute, and also teaches the U.S. foreign policy elective at the University of California, Washington Center. His 30 year career also includes time spent as a Commissioned Officer in the U.S. Navy.
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Dr. Barry R. Posen

Dr. Barry R. Posen

Ford International Professor of Political Science
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr. Barry R. Posen is Ford International Professor of Political Science at MIT, Director of the MIT Security Studies Program, and serves on the Executive Committee of Seminar XXI. He has held numerous fellowship positions during his 40 year career, and specializes in security studies, international relations, international security, military strategy, restraint, nuclear studies and military doctrine.
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Dr. Alan Platt

Dr. Alan Platt

Foreign Policy Institute Fellow
Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Alan Platt is a retired Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and was previously a Principal in the Washington office of Gibson Dunn & Crutcher. His career spans almost 50 years, and has focused on foreign economic and international security matters, particularly the Executive and Legislative processes.
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Ms. Joan Rohlfing

Ms. Joan Rohlfing

President & COO
Nuclear Threat Initiative
Joan Rohlfing is the President and Chief Operating Officer of the Nuclear Threat Initiative, which she has been involved with since its launch. Before joining NTI, she held senior positions with the U.S. Department of Energy. Her career spans thirty years, and she has been awarded for her work in the field of nuclear policy.
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Colonel (Ret.) Guy Roberts

Colonel (Ret.) Guy Roberts

Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Defense Programs
Department of Defense
Colonel Guy Roberts is the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Defense Programs, and a retired Colonel with 25 years experience in the U.S. Marine Corps. Since his retirement he has held positions with NATO, as well as offering his expertise in national security and non-proliferation issues as an independent consultant.
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Dr. Or (Ori) Rabinowitz

Dr. Or (Ori) Rabinowitz

Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Dr. Or (Ori) Rabinowitz is an Assistant Professor at the International Relations department of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her ten year academic career has focused on nuclear proliferation, nuclear history, and U.S.-Israel relations.
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Mr. Frank A. Rose

Mr. Frank A. Rose

Senior Fellow, Security and Strategy
Brookings Institution
Frank A. Rose is a Senior Fellow for security and strategy in the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution. He previously served as Principal Director and Chief of Government Relations at the Aerospace Corporation, and has held various national security staff positions in the U.S. House of Representatives during his 20 year career. He specializes in nuclear strategy and deterrence, arms control, strategic stability, missile defense, outer space, and emerging security challenges.
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Hon. Walter B. Slocombe

Hon. Walter B. Slocombe

Senior Counsel
Caplin & Drysdale
Walter B. Slocombe is the Secretary, Director, and member of the Executive Committee of the Atlantic Council and a Senior Counsel at the Washington, D.C., law firm Caplin & Drysdale. He has over 50 years’ experience, including many years with the Defense Department, and has developed particular expertise in legal and ethical considerations in information operations.
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Dr. Douglas B. Shaw

Dr. Douglas B. Shaw

Senior Associate Provost for International Strategy
George Washington University
Dr. Douglas B. Shaw is Assistant Professor of International Affairs at the Elliot School of International Affairs at George Washington University, where he has previously held a number of positions. Earlier in his 25 year career, Dr. Shaw joined the White House Office of Presidential Personnel and held appointments in both Clinton administrations. His expertise center on nuclear non-proliferation, arms control, and disarmament.
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Dr. Jacquelyn G. Schneider

Dr. Jacquelyn G. Schneider

Assistant Professor
Naval War College
Dr. Jacquelyn G. Schneider is an Assistant Professor at the U.S. Naval War College and a core faculty member of the Center for Cyber Conflict Studies. She also holds adjunct positions at the Center for a New American Security. Her 12 year career also includes six years as an Air Force Officer in South Korea and Japan. Her research now focuses on the intersection of technology, national security, and political psychology with a special interest in cyber, unmanned technologies, and Northeast Asia.
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Dr. Elizabeth N. Saunders

Dr. Elizabeth N. Saunders

Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs
George Washington University
Dr. Elizabeth N. Saunders is an Associate Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University and a non-resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution. Over the last decade she has held numerous fellowships, with her research and teaching interests focusing on international security and U.S. foreign policy, including the politics of using force.
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Dr. Scott D. Sagan

Dr. Scott D. Sagan

Senior Fellow
Stanford University
Dr. Scott D. Sagan is the Caroline S.G. Munro Professor of Political Science at Stanford University, as well as holding multiple fellowships. He was previously a lecturer in the Department of Government at Harvard University. His 30 year career also includes time spent working at the Pentagon. He is an expert in nuclear strategy, ethics and war, public opinion about the use of force, nuclear non-proliferation, and the safety of hazardous technology.
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Dr. Caitlin Talmadge

Dr. Caitlin Talmadge

Associate Professor
Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University
Dr. Caitlin Talmadge is an Associate Professor in the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, where she serves on the core faculty of the Security Studies Program. She...
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Dr. Jane Vaynman

Dr. Jane Vaynman

Assistant Professor
Temple University
Dr. Jane Vaynman is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at Temple University, and was previously the Associate Director of the Institute for Security and Conflict Studies and Research Assistant Professor at the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University. She is also the Co-founder of the Nuclear Studies Research Initiative. She is known for her expertise in security cooperation between adversarial states and the design of arms control agreements.
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Dr. Ruth Wedgwood

Dr. Ruth Wedgwood

Edward B. Burling Professor of International Law and Diplomacy International Law & Organizations
Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Ruth Wedgwood is the Edward B. Burling Professor of International Law and Diplomacy and the Director of the International Law Program at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, in Washington, D.C. She has over 30 years’ experience, including serving as a two-term U.S. member of the United Nations Committee on Human Rights. She is an expert in United Nations peacekeeping and politics, as well as American legal history.
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Ms. Robin Wright

Ms. Robin Wright

Contributor
New Yorker
Robin Wright is a foreign affairs journalist, who has reported from more than 140 countries over the last 30 years. She has covered a dozen wars and several revolutions. She has received numerous awards for her work, which focuses on security and defense and terrorism, particularly in the Middle East and North Africa.
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Ms. Caitlin Werrell

Ms. Caitlin Werrell

Co-Founder & President
Center for Climate and Security
Caitlin Werrell is CEO of the Council on Strategic Risks (CSR), and was previously Co-President of the Center for Climate and Security, and Co-Chair of the Climate and Security Advisory Group. She has a particular interest in the security implications of climate change, water stress and natural resource mismanagement in Syria and North Africa, and on the potential for new technologies for addressing climate risks.
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Major General (Ret.) Jasper Welch

Major General (Ret.) Jasper Welch

Retired
U.S. Air Force
Major General Jasper Welch served for 31 years in the United States Air Force before retiring in 1983 in the rank of Major General. In the decades the followed, he has worked as a consultant for government and industry, including serving as an advisor to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, the Defense Science Board, and the Los Alamos National Laboratory.
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Dr. Heather Williams

Dr. Heather Williams

Defence Studies Department and Centre for Science and Security Studies (CSSS), King's College London
Dr. Heather Williams is a Lecturer in the Defence Studies Department and Centre for Science and Security Studies (CSSS) at King's College London. She is also an adjunct Research Staff...
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Dr. Dov S. Zakheim

Dr. Dov S. Zakheim

Vice-Chairman, Board of Trustees
Foreign Policy Research Institute
Dr. Dov S. Zakheim is a Senior Fellow at the CNA Corporation and a Senior Advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Previously, he was Senior Vice President of Booz Allen Hamilton, where he led the firm’s support of the U.S. Combatant Commanders worldwide. With experience spanning four decades, Dr. Zakheim’s expertise center on strategic planning and defense policy.
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Dr. Amy Zegart

Dr. Amy Zegart

Co-Director and Senior Fellow, CISAC
Stanford University
Amy Zegart is a Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and an affiliated faculty member at the Center for International Security and Cooperation. She previously served on the Clinton administration’s National Security Council staff and as a foreign policy advisor to the Bush-Cheney 2000 presidential campaign. Her wide ranging experience over more than 20 years has led to her recognition by the National Journal as one of the ten most influential experts in intelligence reform.
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