Dr. Francesco Calogero
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Dr. Francesco Calogero

National Security Expert

Dr. Francesco Calogero

Dr. Francesco Calogero

National Security Expert

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Dr. Francesco Calogero is an Italian physicist and professor of theoretical physics at the Sapienza University of Rome. He is the former secretary-general of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, serving from 1989 to 1997. During his tenure, Pugwash and its co-founder Joseph Rotblat received the Nobel Peace Prize “for their efforts to diminish the part played by nuclear arms in international politics and, in the longer run, to eliminate such arms.” Calogero also served as chair of the Pugwash Council from 1997 to 2002 and is currently a council member. He was a member of the governing board of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute from 1982 to 1992.

Sec. Frank Carlucci
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Sec. Frank Carlucci

National Security Expert

Sec. Frank Carlucci

Sec. Frank Carlucci

National Security Expert

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Frank Carlucci was a former U.S. secretary of defense and national security advisor and served the Reagan administration in various capacities. He was U.S. ambassador to Portugal from 1974 to 1977, and deputy director of the CIA from 1978 to 1981. During his tenure as secretary of defense (1987-1989), he made important budget decisions on procurement, weapons systems and downsizing the military. After leaving the Pentagon, Carlucci joined the Carlyle Group, an investment partnership in Washington. He was also affiliated with the Project for the New American Century (PNAC), a conservative think tank, and was a member of the board of trustees for the RAND Corporation’s center for Middle East Public Policy.

Carlucci passed away on June 3, 2018.

Dr. Kunmo Chung
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Republic of Korea

Dr. Kunmo Chung

National Security Expert

Dr. Kunmo Chung

Dr. Kunmo Chung

National Security Expert

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Republic of Korea

Dr. KunMo Chung is an internationally renowned nuclear engineer and science and technology educator. He currently serves as an advisor to the Korea Electric Power Corporation. He previously served as minister of science and technology in South Korea, president of the General Conference of International Atomic Energy Agency of the UN, and chairman of the International Nuclear Energy Academy. He has held positions on the faculties of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the Polytechnic Institute of New York, Korea Advanced Institute of Science, and Technology, the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne, and George Mason University, Korea. Chung is a charter member of the International Nuclear Safety Group and a fellow at the American Nuclear Society.

Mr. Joseph Cirincione
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Mr. Joseph Cirincione

National Security Expert

Mr. Joseph Cirincione

Mr. Joseph Cirincione

National Security Expert

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Joseph Cirincione is president of Ploughshares Fund, a foundation that supports initiatives to prevent the spread and use of nuclear weapons. He is author of “Bomb Scare” and “Nuclear Nightmares,” and has written hundreds of articles on defense and nuclear issues. Previously, he served as senior vice president for national security and international policy at the Center for American Progress and as director for nonproliferation at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Cirincione is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a former member of the International Security Advisory Board for Secretaries of State Hillary Clinton and John Kerry.

Hon. Philip Coyle
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Hon. Philip Coyle

National Security Expert

Hon. Philip Coyle

Hon. Philip Coyle

National Security Expert

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The Honorable Philip Coyle is a senior science fellow at the Center for Arms Control and Non-proliferation. Previously, he was a senior advisor to the president of the World Security Institute and the Center for Defense Information. He has nearly 50 years of experience in research, development and testing matters and is a recognized expert on U.S. and worldwide operational military matters, nuclear weapons and nuclear weapons technology, as well as national security policy and defense spending.

In 2010 and 2011, Coyle served as the associate director for National Security and International Affairs (NSIA) in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. During the George W. Bush administration, he served on the Defense Base Realignment and Closure Commission. As former assistant secretary of defense and director of operational test and evaluation, Coyle was responsible for overseeing the test and evaluation of over 200 major defense acquisition systems. During the Carter administration, he served as principal deputy assistant secretary for defense programs in the Department of Energy and oversaw nuclear weapons at all stages of development and production.

Dr. Anatoly Diakov

Europe

Dr. Anatoly Diakov

National Security Expert

Dr. Anatoly Diakov

Dr. Anatoly Diakov

National Security Expert

Europe

Dr. Anatoly Diakov is a professor of physics and director of the Center for Arms Control, Energy and Environmental Studies at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology. Diakov is a renowned expert on nuclear arms control and disarmament, and has written papers on nuclear arms reductions, the history of Russia’s plutonium production, disposition options for excess plutonium and the feasibility of converting Russia’s icebreaker reactors from using highly enriched to low-enriched uranium, among other topics.

Dr. Shai Feldman
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Dr. Shai Feldman

National Security Expert

Dr. Shai Feldman

Dr. Shai Feldman

National Security Expert

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Dr. Shai Feldman is the Judith and Sidney Swartz Director of the Crown Center for Middle East Studies at Brandeis University. Feldman is also an associate fellow of the Royal United Services Institute in London and a senior fellow and member of the board of directors of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University. In 2001-03, he served as a member of the UN secretary-general’s advisory board on disarmament matters. Feldman was director of Tel Aviv University’s Jaffee Center for Strategic Studies’ Project on U.S. Foreign Defense Policies in the Middle East and the center’s Project on Regional Security and Arms Control in the Middle East.

Sir Lawrence Freedman
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Sir Lawrence Freedman

National Security Expert

Sir Lawrence Freedman

Sir Lawrence Freedman

National Security Expert

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Sir Lawrence Freedman has been a professor of war studies at King’s College London since 1982. He became head of the School of Social Science and Public Policy at King’s College in 2000 and was appointed vice principal in 2003. Previously, he held positions at the International Institute of Strategic Studies and the Royal Institute of International Affairs. He was educated at Whitley Bay Grammar School and the Universities of Manchester, York and Oxford.

Freedman has written extensively on nuclear strategy and the Cold War, and comments regularly on contemporary security issues. He has authored several books, including “Kennedy’s Wars: Berlin, Cuba, Laos and Vietnam, The Evolution of Nuclear Strategy” and “Deterrence.” He has received numerous awards and honors, including the Chesney Gold Medal by the Royal United Services Institute in 2006 and the Distinguished Scholar Award from the U.S. International Studies Association in 2007.