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Board of Directors & National Advisory Board


Lt. General Robert Gard - Chair
U.S. Army (Ret.)

Laurie T. Dewey - President
Activist; Philanthropist

Paul Castleman - Vice President

Lincoln Day - Treasurer

Angela Canterbury - Executive Director


Donald S. Beyer
Former U.S. Ambassador

Philip E. Coyle
Former Assistant Secretary of Defense

Peter Galbraith
Former U.S. Ambassador

Roy J. Glauber
Harvard University

Col. Richard L. Klass
US Air Force (Ret.), VetPac

Samuel Knight

Ira Lechner

Gavin Newsom
Former Mayor of San Francisco

Gene Pokorny

Sharon Squassoni
Center for Strategic and International Studies

Alexandra Toma
Executive Director, Peace and Security Funders Group


Andrew Brown
Harvard University

Byron Dorgan
Former Senator from North Dakota

Thomas Graham, Jr.
Former U.S. Diplomat

Elisa D. Harris
University of Maryland

Dudley Herschbach
Harvard University; Nobel Laureate

Joseph P. Hoar
General, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret.)

John Isaacs
Senior Fellow, Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation

Arlen "Dirk" Jameson
Lt. General, U.S. Air Force (Ret.)

William Lanouette

Ed Levine
Former Congressional Staff

John C. Polanyi
University of Toronto

Lisa Randall
Harvard University

Frank von Hippel
Princeton University

George Wallerstein
University of Washington

Leonard Weiss
Stanford University

Robert Zevin
Robert Brooke Zevin Associates, Inc.

*Affiliations for Identification Only

Lt. General Robert Gard - Lt. General Robert G. Gard, Jr. is Chairman of the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation. During his military career, Gard saw combat in both the Korea and Vietnam wars, and served a three year tour in Germany. He also served as Executive Assistant to two secretaries of defense; the first Director of Human Resources Development for the U.S. Army; Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Affairs; and President of National Defense University (NDU).

Laurie T. Dewey - Laurie Dewey is an activist and long time supporter of organizations dedicated to arms control and nuclear disarmament. Now retired, Dewey was an owner of an interior design business for twenty years. She is currently a member of the Board of Trustees of the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Lincoln, Massachusetts and a member of the National Advisory Board of the Union of Concerned Scientists.

Paul Castleman - Paul Castleman is currently Chairman of the Board of Lincoln Technologies, a computer software developer for medical research. He is the former President of BBN Advanced Computer, Inc., a manufacturer of super-computer multiprocessors. He was the founder of the Management Corps for the Emerging East which helped the former Soviet states move toward a market economy. He is a long-time activist in the nuclear arms-control movement.

Lincoln Day -From 1973 until his retirement in 1993, Lincoln H. Day was Senior Fellow in the Department of Demography, Research School of Social Sciences, Institute of Advanced Studies, Australian National University. He has also served as Chief of the Demographic & Social Statistics Branch of the United Nations. He has written several books, including Too Many Americans (with Alice Day), as well as some 80 book chapters and articles.

Angela Canterbury - Angela Canterbury is a leader in public interest advocacy, policy analysis, and public campaign strategies. She has two decades of experience and a track record of enacting reform on a wide range of issues including national security, whistleblower protections, voting rights, consumer rights, and open and accountable government.

Donald S. Beyer - Donald S. Beyer Jr. is the immediate past U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein. He is a Virginia business and community leader, who served as Lieutenant Governor of Virginia for eight years, and led the Department of Commerce Transition team in 2008. He is a magna cum laude graduate of Williams College, where he received a Bachelor Arts with Highest Honors in Economics, and was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. President Lyndon Johnson named Don a Presidential Scholar in 1968, the same year he was Salutatorian of Gonzaga College High School

Philip E. Coyle - The Honorable Philip E. Coyle is the Senior Science Fellow at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation. Previously, he was Associate Director for National Security and International Affairs at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy under President Barack Obama. In 2005 he was appointed by President George W. Bush to the nine-member Base Realignment and Closure Commission (BRAC). He is a former assistant secretary of defense and director of Operational Test & Evaluation at the Pentagon. With more than 40 years experience, Mr. Coyle is a recognized expert on US and worldwide military research, development and testing matters. Prior to his stint at the Pentagon, Mr. Coyle was associate director of the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, Calif. - where he served in several capacities from 1959 to 1979, and again from 1981 to 1993. During the Carter Administration, Mr. Coyle served as Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Defense Programs in the Department of Energy.

Amb. Peter Galbraith - Ambassador Peter W. Galbraith is the Senior Diplomatic Fellow at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation. Prior to joining the Center, Galbraith was a professor of National Security Strategy at the National War College. He has held senior positions in the United States government and with the United Nations, including U.S. Ambassador to Croatia and Director for Political, Constitutional, and Electoral Affairs at the U.N. Transitional Administration in East Timor (UNTAET).

Roy J. Glauber - Roy J. Glauber is the Mallinckrodt Professor of Physics at Harvard University and Adjunct Professor of Optical Sciences at the University of Arizona. In 2005, he was awarded one half of the 2005 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his contribution to the quantum theory of optical coherence," with the other half shared by John L. Hall and Theodor W. Hänsch. His theories are widely used in the field of quantum optics.

Col. Richard L. Klass - Colonel Richard Klass. USAF (ret.) is a graduate of the US Air Force Academy, the National War College and Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. He flew over 200 combat missions in Vietnam and served in the Executive Office of the President as a White House Fellow. His awards include the Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Distinguished Flying Cross and Purple Heart.

Ira Lechner -- Ira Lechner is a lawyer who has represented local unions and individual Federal employees in the Washington, D.C. area for over forty years. He was elected to the Virginia State Legislature from Arlington/Alexandria, 1973-77. Lechner was also Democratic candidate for Lt. Governor of Virginia, and was the Democratic nominee for Congress in the Tenth Congressional District of Virginia in 1982 vs. Republican incumbent Frank Wolf.

Gavin Newsom - Gavin Newsom, 46, has championed innovative public policies since entering office in 1997. As a member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, then as mayor of San Francisco and now as Lieutenant Governor of California, Newsom has been a political visionary on issues of equality, the environment, homelessness and healthcare. Policies he has initiated and implemented have been duplicated in cities across the nation. At 34, he was the youngest person elected Mayor of San Francisco in more than a century and was re-elected for a second-term by more than 73 percent.

Gene Pokorny -- Gene Pokorny was Chairman of Research International/Cambridge, a market research and consulting practice that is a unit of the Research International division of WPP, the world's largest marketing and communications services organization. Pokorny has also been a Director of The Benton Foundation in Washington, D.C. and is currently a Trustee of the Marketing Science Institute in Cambridge. Pokorny has been active numerous political campaigns over the last 30 years, at both the state and national levels.

Sharon Squassoni --Sharon Squassoni is a senior fellow and director of the Proliferation Prevention Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Her work focuses on nuclear arms control, non proliferation and nuclear energy. Prior to joining CSIS, Ms. Squassoni was a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Her government service includes advising Congress as a senior specialist in weapons of mass destruction at the Congressional Research Service and policy and staff positions in the State Department and the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency. Her last position at State was Director of Policy Coordination for the Nonproliferation Bureau. She began her government career as a nuclear safeguards expert in the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency.

Alexandra Toma --Alexandra Toma is the Executive Director of the Peace and Security Funders Group. Formerly, she served as the Executive Director of the Connect U.S. Fund, where she manages the Fund’s programmatic operations in nuclear nonproliferation, human rights, climate change and the civilian-military balance. In addition, she co-chairs the Fissile Material Working Group. Alex has a diverse professional background in national security policymaking, having worked previously as a policy advisor on Capitol Hill, a consultant to the National Defense University, a defense analyst for DFI International, and in the nonprofit sector. Alex has been named an emerging leader in U.S. foreign policy as both a Truman National Security Fellow and a Center for Strategic and International Studies' (CSIS) Next America Fellow.

Andrew Brown - Andrew Brown is a practicing physician as well as a research associate with the Managing the Atom Project at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. Brown is an adviser to the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation. His most recent book is ‘Keeper of the Nuclear Conscience: the life and work of Joseph Rotblat’ (Oxford,2012) Brown has been extensively published in topics ranging from international security to public health and in publications such as Physics World, Physics Today, and Intelligence and National Security. He holds a Master’s Degree in Public Health from Harvard University, Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery degrees from the University of London, and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Bristol.

Byron Dorgan - Senator Byron Dorgan is Senior Policy Advisor at and serves as co-chair, along with Phil English, of the firm’s government relations practice. Senator Dorgan served in the US Senate leadership for 16 years, first as Assistant Democratic Floor Leader and then as Chairman of the Democratic Policy Committee. He has had a prolific career in public service at both the state and federal levels. He served as the elected State Tax Commissioner for the state of North Dakota followed by 12 years in the US House of Representatives and 18 years in the US Senate. Over the course of his career in public office, Senator Dorgan consistently promoted and defended the economic needs of rural America, advocated for renewable energy and energy independence, and for sound economic policies. He was a senior senator on the Appropriations, Energy, and Commerce Committees in the Senate and chairman of key subcommittees on aviation, energy, water, and Indian issues. He served on the Ways and Means Committee in the House. He is recognized as a leader in energy, aviation, agriculture, water, economic, and Native American issues.

Thomas Graham, Jr. - Ambassador Thomas Graham, Jr. was Special Representative of the President for Arms Control, Nonproliferation and Disarmament from 1994 to 1997. Internationally known as one of the leading authorities in the field of arms control agreements to combat the spread of nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons, Ambassador Graham has served as a senior U.S. diplomat involved in the negotiation of every major international arms control and non-proliferation agreement for the past 30 years. Currently, he is Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors of Thorium Power.

Elisa D. Harris - Elisa D. Harris is a Senior Research Scholar at the Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland (CISSM). From 1993 to 2001, she was Director for Nonproliferation and Export Controls on the National Security Council staff, where she had primary responsibility for coordinating U.S. policy on chemical, biological, and missile proliferation issues. Ms. Harris has held research positions as Brookings, the Royal United Services Institute for Defence Studies in London, and Harvard’s Center for Science and International Affairs.

Dudley Herschbach - Dudley Herschbach is currently the Frank B. Baird, Jr. Professor of Science at Harvard University. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1986, jointly with Yuan T. Lee and John C. Polanyi "for their contributions concerning the dynamics of chemical elementary processes." Herschbach received his B.S. degree in Mathematics (1954) and M.S. in Chemistry (1955) at Stanford University, an A.M. degree in Physics (1956), and a Ph.D. in Chemical Physics (1958) at Harvard.

Joseph P. Hoar - General Joseph P. Hoar is a retired U.S. Marine Corps officer and former Commander of the United States Central Command. During the Vietnam War, Hoar was assigned with the 2nd Marine Division, commanding Company M, 3rd Battalion. Hoar was the Deputy for Operations for the Marine Corps during the Gulf War, and prior to that he was General H. Norman Schwarzkopf’s chief of staff at Central Command. After retirement, he set up the consulting firm J.P. Hoar & Associates. Since 2002, Hoar has actively opposed the war in Iraq.

John Isaacs - John Isaacs is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation and Council for a Livable World. He is one of the leaders of the nation's arms control community and has long been an expert on the workings of Congress, representing the Council on Capitol Hill since 1978. Isaacs previously served as a Legislative Assistant on foreign affairs to Representative Stephen Solarz (D-NY), a Legislative Representative on foreign policy and defense budgets for Americans for Democratic Action, and a Foreign Service Officer in Vietnam.

Arlen "Dirk" Jameson - Lt. General Dirk Jameson served as Deputy Commander in Chief and Chief of Staff of U.S. Strategic Command before retiring from the U.S. Air Force in 1996 after more than three decades of active service. Gen. Jameson was responsible for directing the headquarters staff of 4,000 men and women and participating in numerous nuclear forums with the leaders of the Russian Federation Strategic Rocket Forces.

William Lanouette - William Lanouette is a writer and public policy analyst who has written about the politics of nuclear weapons and nuclear power for more than three decades in The Atlantic Monthly, The Economist, Scientific American, and other publications. He was Washington Correspondent for The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and is author of Genius in the Shadows: A Biography of Leo Szilard, The Man Behind the Bomb. From 1991 to 2006, Lanouette was a Senior Analyst for energy and science issues at the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

Edward Levine - Edward Levine retired on July 31 after more than 14 years as a senior professional staff member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and over 20 years with the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. In his earlier service on the staff of the SSCI, Levine co-authored all of that committee's analyses of U.S. capability to monitor compliance with such treaties as SALT II, START, START II, CFE, INF, CWC, TTBT/PNET, and the CTBT.

John C. Polanyi - John C. Polanyi is a chemist and educator who, with Dudley R. Herschbach and Yuan T. Lee, received the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1986 for his contribution to the field of chemical-reaction dynamics. Polanyi developed a technique that is known as infrared chemiluminescence based on the observation that molecules, when excited, emit infrared light. He accepted a research position with the National Research Council of Canada in 1952 and began teaching at the University of Toronto in 1956, accepting the title of University Professor in 1974.

Lisa Randall - Lisa Randall is Professor of Theoretical Physics and studies particle physics and cosmology in Harvard’s Department of Physics. In autumn 2004, she was the most cited theoretical physicist of the previous five years. Randall’s book Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions was included in the New York Times 100 notable books of 2005. In 2008, Randall was among Esquire Magazine's "75 Most Influential People of the 21st Century."

Frank von Hippel - Frank von Hippel is a nuclear physicist and Professor of Public and International Affairs at the Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University. A former Assistant Director for National Security in the White House Office of Science and Technology, von Hippel’s areas of policy research include nuclear arms control and nonproliferation, energy, and checks and balances in policymaking for technology. Prior to coming to Princeton, he worked for ten years in the field of elementary-particle theoretical physics.

George Wallerstein - George Wallerstein is an American astronomer known for researching the chemical composition of stellar atmospheres. In 2002, he won the Henry Norris Russell Lectureship, presented by the American Astronomical Society, in recognition of a lifetime of excellence in astronomical research. He received his Ph. D. from the California Institute of Technology. He has also been on the Board of Directors for the NAACP Legal Defense Fund.

Leonard Weiss - Leonard Weiss is a former full professor of applied mathematics and engineering, and was for many years the staff director of a standing US Senate committee where he produced legislation and directed investigations in the areas of energy, nuclear nonproliferation, and government management. He was the chief architect of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Act of 1978. He is currently an affiliate of the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University, and writes frequently on public policy issues.

Robert Zevin - Robert Zevin is President of Zevin Asset Management, Inc. He has been a leader in socially responsible investing (SRI) since his pioneering work in SRI forty years ago. Zevin played a leading role in the anti-apartheid divestment campaign in the 1980s, testifying before dozens of city councils, state legislators, and college and university boards as well as writing the major studies used by the states of Connecticut and Michigan to justify divestment. He has also written many articles and published two books.

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