served on numerous investigative and advisory panels of scientific societies, government agencies, and committees of the National Research Council. Dr. Budnitz received a B.A. degree from Yale University and a Ph.D. in physics from Harvard University.


Matthew Bunn is an associate professor in the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. His current research interests include nuclear theft and terrorism; nuclear proliferation and measures to control it; and the future of nuclear energy and its fuel cycle. Before joining the Kennedy School in January 1997, he served for three years as an adviser to the Office of Science and Technology Policy, where he played a major role in U.S. policies related to the control and disposition of weapons-usable nuclear materials in the United States and the former Soviet Union, and directed a secret study for President Clinton on security for nuclear materials in Russia. Previously, Bunn was at the National Academy of Sciences, where he directed the two-volume study Management and Disposition of Excess Weapons Plutonium. He is the winner of the American Physical Society’s Joseph A. Burton Forum Award for “outstanding contributions in helping to formulate policies to decrease the risks of theft of nuclear weapons and nuclear materials,” and the Federation of American Scientists’ Hans Bethe Award for “science in service to a more secure world,” and is an elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He is a member of the Boards of Directors of the Arms Control Association and the Partnership for Global Security. Bunn is the author or co-author of over a dozen books and book-length technical reports (most recently including Securing the Bomb 2007), and scores of articles in publications ranging from Science and Nuclear Technology to Foreign Policy and The Washington Post. Dr. Bunn holds bachelors and masters degrees in political science and a doctorate in technology, management, and policy, all from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.


William F. Burns, Major General (USA, retired), is a former director of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency and former commandant of the U.S. Army War College. He led the U.S. delegation on Safety, Security, and Dismantlement (SSD) of nuclear weapons, serving as ambassador in negotiations on the denuclearization of the former Soviet Union. He is a distinguished fellow at the Army War College and serves on several panels, advisory boards, and boards of trustees of governmental and non-profit organizations. He is judge emeritus of the Court of Judicial Discipline of Pennsylvania. General Burns co-chaired a National Academies study on overcoming impediments to U.S.-Russian cooperation on nuclear nonproliferation and is currently a member of the Committee on International Security and Arms Control.


Steve Fetter is dean and professor at the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland. His research interests include arms control and nonproliferation, nuclear energy and releases of radiation, and climate change and carbon-free energy supply. He has been an advisor to many government agencies, nongovernmental organizations, and scientific organizations, and has held visiting positions at Stanford, Harvard, and MIT. From 1993 to 1994, he was a special assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy, and in 1992 and 2004, he was a visiting fellow at the State Department. He has served on several committees for the National Academies and is currently a member of the Committee on International Security and Arms Control. He holds a Ph.D. in energy and resources from the University of California, Berkeley, and an S.B. in physics from MIT.



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