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Rep. John Tierney | National Security, Security Spending, Iran Diplomacy, Nuclear Weapons, North Korea, Non-Proliferation, Missile Defense, Middle East, Russia, Peace and Security
Executive Director, Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation

Philip Coyle | Nuclear Weapons, Non-Proliferation, Security Spending, Iran Diplomacy, Missile Defense, Middle East, Russia, Asia, Space, National Security Issues in Congress, Biochemical Weapons, Afghanistan War, Diplomacy as Alternative to War
Member of the Board, Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation

Amb. Peter Galbraith | Afghanistan War, Iran Diplomacy, Middle East, South Asia & Indonesia, Diplomacy as Alternative to War
Member of the Board, Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation

Lt. General Robert Gard | Nuclear Weapons, Non-Proliferation, Security Spending, Iran Diplomacy, Missile Defense, Russia, Afghanistan War, Diplomacy as Alternative to War
Chairman Emeritus, Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation

John Gilbert | Chemical, Biological, and Nuclear Materials Control, Non-Proliferation, and Counter-Terrorism
Senior Science Fellow, Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation’s Scientists Working Group

Amb. Thomas Graham | Diplomacy, Non-Proliferation, Peace and Security, Iran Diplomacy
Member of the National Advisory Board, Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation

Gen. Joseph Hoar | Nuclear Weapons, Afghanistan War, Syria, National Security Issues, Missile Defense
Member of the National Advisory Board, Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation

John Isaacs | Nuclear Weapons, Non-Proliferation, Security Spending, Iran Diplomacy, Missile Defense, Russia, National Security Issues in Congress, Afghanistan War, Diplomacy as Alternative to War
Senior Fellow and Member of the National Advisory Board, Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation

Gen. John H. Johns | Diplomacy as Alternative to War, Counterinsurgency, Morality in International Relations
Member of the National Advisory Board, council for a livable world

Frank von Hippel | Nuclear Arms Control, Non-Proliferation, Nuclear Energy, Nuclear Weapons
Member of the National Advisory Board, Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation

Col. Richard Klass | Afghanistan War, Counterinsurgency, Non-Proliferation, Syria, National Security
Member of the Board, Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation

Dr. Lynn Klotz | Industrial Biotechnology, Biosecurity
Member of the Scientists Working Group, Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation

Gregory Koblentz | Political Science, Biodefense, Chemical and Biological Weapons
Member of the Scientists Working Group, Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation

Edward Levine | Nuclear Weapons, Non-Proliferation, Iran Diplomacy, Missile Defense, Middle East, Biochemical Weapons, Space, National Security Issues in Congress
Chair of the Board, Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation

Matthew Meselson | Bioliogical and Chemical Weapons, Biotechnology
Member of the National Advisory Board, Council for a Livable World

Nick Roth | Nuclear Weapons, Non-Proliferation
Policy Contributor

Jim Walsh| JCPOA (Iran nuclear deal), North Korea, Nuclear Weapons, Non-Proliferation, Missile Defense, International Security
Member of the Board, Council for a Livable World

Dan Wirls | Security Spending, National Security Issues in Congress, Nuclear Weapons
Member of the Board, Council for a Livable World

 

 

Rep. John Tierney – Executive Director, Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation

Former Congressman John Tierney is the Executive Director at the Center for Arms Control & Non-Proliferation, where his work focuses on national security issues in Congress, nuclear nonproliferation, missile defense, and other areas of peace and security. Tierney is a former nine-term Massachusetts congressman who served on the House Intelligence Committee and chaired the National Security and Foreign Affairs Subcommittee of the Government Oversight and Reform Committee. During his congressional career, Tierney spent considerable time advocating on nuclear non-proliferation and national security issues. His 18-year career included oversight of the Government Accountability Office’s annual assessment of the Pentagon’s Weapons Selection Programs and reform of overall Pentagon spending.

Philip Coyle – Member of the Board, Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation

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 – Member of the Board, Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation

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).

Lt. General Robert Gard – Chair Emeritus and Member of the National Advisory Board, Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation

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).

John Gilbert – Senior Science Fellow, Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation’s Scientists Working Group

John Gilbert is a Senior Science Fellow with the Center and was a senior arms control analyst with a large professional and technical services company where he has supported a variety of national and international chemical, biological, and nuclear material control, non-proliferation, and counter-terrorism initiatives. He has specialized in on-site inspection operations and management. Previously, Mr. Gilbert served as a senior officer in the U.S. Air Force, retiring as a Colonel after more than 25 years. He served on and commanded strategic missile crews, spent over 15 years managing organizations that analyzed foreign WMD capabilities and delivery systems, and was one of the first-ever U.S. on-site inspectors (under the INF Treaty) beginning in 1988. He established the chemical and biological operations division within the U.S. On-Site Inspection Agency (now part of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency), and was a member of U.S. national Chemical Weapons delegations and negotiating teams in Geneva, The Hague, and Moscow. He has trained several hundred arms control inspectors for the United States, including those conducting missile, nuclear, and chemical inspections, biological weapon fact-finding visits, and other operations.

Amb. Thomas Graham – Member of the National Advisory Board, Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation

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.

Gen. Joseph Hoar – Member of the National Advisory Board, Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation

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 – Senior Fellow, Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation 

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.

Gen. John H. Johns – Member of the National Advisory Board, Council for a Livable World

General Johns served 26 years as a combat arms officer, retiring in 1978 as a brigadier general. He served in command positions up to Assistant Division Commander of the 1st Infantry Division and held numerous staff positions. In 1960, General Johns began a series of assignments focused on counterinsurgency strategy and doctrine. He was on a committee at the Special Warfare School in 1961 that developed the first Counterinsurgency course, went to Vietnam in 1962, where he was senior advisor to the Vietnam Political Warfare School, and returned to serve in a series of staff positions on the Army General Staff. After retirement and a tour as a deputy assistant secretary of defense, General Johns served for 14 years as a professor of political science at the National Defense University (NDU).

General Johns is a graduate of the Army Command and General Staff College, the National War College, and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces. He has masters’ degrees in psychology and international relations, and a doctorate in sociology.

Col. Richard Klass – Member of the Board, Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation

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.

Dr. Lynn Klotz – Member of the Scientists Working Group, Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation

Lynn Klotz (Phd.) is a Senior Science Fellow at the Center for Arms Control and Non-proliferation. He also is Co-managing Director of Bridging BioScience and BioBusiness LLC, a biotechnology education business. In 2013 to 2015, he was Adjunct Professor and Research Scholar at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Dr. Klotz is a former Harvard University faculty member and biotechnology company executive. While at Harvard University, he was a recipient of the prestigious Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar grant for teaching excellence. He was also nominated for a Pulitzer Prize along with co-author Edward Sylvester, by the publisher Charles Scribner’s Sons, for the 1983 book The Gene Age: Genetic Engineering and the Next Industrial Revolution. In the bio-security area, he is focusing on quantifying the risks of laboratory escapes of potential pandemic pathogens and on the negative impact on public health of the Bush-era bio-defense policies.

Gregory Koblentz – Member of the Scientists Working Group, Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation

Gregory Koblentz (PhD) is an Associate Professor in the School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs and the Director of the Biodefense Graduate Program at George Mason University. He is also an Associate Faculty at the Center for Global Studies at George Mason University. His research and teaching focus on international security and weapons of mass destruction. Dr. Koblentz is a Research Affiliate with the Security Studies Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a member of the Scientist Working Group on Chemical and Biological Weapons at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation in Washington, DC. Prior to arriving at George Mason, Dr. Koblentz was a visiting assistant professor in the School of Foreign Service and Department of Government at Georgetown University. He has also worked for the Executive Session on Domestic Preparedness at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Project at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Dr. Koblentz received his PhD in political science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, his Master in Public Policy from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and his Bachelor of Arts from Brown University.

Edward Levine – Chair of the Board, Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation

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.

Matthew Meselson – Member of the National Advisory Board, Council for a Livable World

Matthew Meselson is Thomas Dudley Cabot Professor of the Natural Sciences at Harvard University and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the Kennedy School of Government. He received the Ph.D. in chemistry and physics from the California Institute of Technology in 1957 and was an Assistant Professor of Physical Chemistry at CalTech until he joined the Harvard faculty in 1960, where he teaches and conducts research in molecular genetics.

Since 1963 Dr. Meselson has been interested in chemical and biological defense and arms control and has served as a member of the Arms Control and Nonproliferation Advisory Board to the Secretary of State and as a consultant on CBW matters to various U.S. government agencies. He is co-director of the Harvard-Sussex Program on Chemical and Biological Weapons and co-editor of its quarterly journal, the Chemical Weapons Convention Bulletin. Dr. Meselson is a member of the United States National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, the American Philosophical Society, the Council on Foreign Relations, the Institute of Medicine, the Academia Sanctae Clarae (Genoa), the Academie des Sciences (Paris), the Royal Society (London), and the Russian Academy of Sciences.

Nick Roth – Policy Contributor

Nick is a Research Associate at the Project on Managing the Atom in the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School. His research focuses on nuclear nonproliferation, nuclear security, and the nuclear policy-making process. Before coming to Harvard, he spent a decade in the NGO world working on nuclear policy. He served as a policy analyst at the Union of Concerned Scientists, where he wrote extensively about long-term U.S. plans to modernize the U.S. nuclear stockpile and its supporting industrial infrastructure. Mr. Roth also served as the Program Director for the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability, where he helped create legislation to improve accountability and project management within the Department of Energy.

Jim Walsh – Member of the Board, Council for a Livable World

Dr. Jim Walsh is an expert in international security and Research Associate at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Security Studies Program (SSP). Dr. Walsh’s research and writings focus on international security, and in particular, topics involving nuclear weapons. He is one of a handful of Americans who has traveled to both Iran and North Korea for talks with officials about nuclear issues. Dr. Walsh has testified before the United States Senate on the issue of nuclear terrorism and on Iran’s nuclear program. The British newspaper, The Independent, named Dr. Walsh and his co-authors as having offered one of the 10 best and original ideas of 2008.

Before coming to MIT, Dr. Walsh was Executive Director of the Managing the Atom project at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and a visiting scholar at the Center for Global Security Research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.  He has taught at both Harvard University and MIT.  Dr. Walsh received his Ph.D from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Dan Wirls – Member of the Board, Council for a Livable World

Daniel Wirls is a Professor at the University of California at Santa Cruz, Merrill College. He formerly held a position as the Department Chair in Politics for the University of California at Santa Cruz from 2005-2010 and many years ago worked at Council for a Livable World. He has written several books and published extensively on politics, national security, and defense policy. Wirls received his B.A. in Political Science from Haverford College. He holds a M.A. and Ph.D from the Department of Government at Cornell University.

Frank Von Hippel – Member of the National Advisory Board, Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation

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.