US-DPRK Next Steps Workshop – Biographies


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US-DPRK Next Steps Workshop
Monday, January 27th, 2003
Participant Biographies

Anzelon, George

Strategic Security Group Leader, Z Division, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

George Anzelon holds a Ph.D. in Nuclear Physics. In 1977 he joined the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where he has spent more than 25 years working in the fields of nuclear nonproliferation, nuclear terrorism prevention, and international safeguards. In 1991, George participated in several of the IAEA s first post-Gulf-War inspections in Iraq. During 2000-2002, George worked at IAEA Headquarter in Vienna as a Senior Safeguards Information Analyst.

Arrigoni, Guy

Senior Analyst, Defense Intelligence Agency

Asher, David

Senior Advisor, East Asian and Pacific Affairs, US State Department

David Asher is a senior adviser for the U.S. state department on East Asian affairs. He is an expert on U.S.-Japanese relations, international economics, Asian security, and the Japanese economy. David has performed research for the U.S. House of Representatives, The Secretary of Defense, and the U.S. Department of Defense Analysis. Mr. Asher has been widely published in everything from the Wall Street journal to the New York Times.

Bengelsdorf, Harold

Independent Consultant

Harold D. Bengelsdorf is a consultant with an active practice and extensive experience in dealing with international nuclear policy and non-proliferation issues. A former U.S. governmental official, he retired in 1982 and has been engaged in consulting in the civil nuclear and non-proliferation area ever since. For several years he was a Vice President for International Energy Associates, Limited and its successor companies (ERC and the Ogden Corporation), where he headed the international consulting groups in those companies. More recently, he has become a Principal and Manager of the consulting firm, Bengelsdorf, McGoldrick and Associates, LLC. As a consultant, Mr. Bengelsdorf has been very active in dealing with international nuclear policy issues and has worked for several international clients in Japan and Western Europe as well as a support contractor to various Federal agencies or U.S. national laboratories. He holds an AB degree (magna cum laude) from Syracuse University and an MPA degree from the Maxwell Graduate School for Citizenship and Public Affairs. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, the American Nuclear Society, the U.S. Arms Control Association, and is a Senior Councilor of the Atlantic Council of the United States. For several years he was on the advisory committee to the State Department’s Bureau of Oceans, Environmental and Scientific Affairs. In addition, he is currently serving on the Washington Advisory Committee to Syracuse University.

Boutewell, Jeffrey

Executive Director, Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs

Jeffrey Boutwell is Executive Director of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs, an international scientific organization founded in 1957 to seek ways of eliminating nuclear and other weapons of mass destruction, which in 1995 shared the Nobel Peace Prize with its then President and co-founder, Sir Joseph Rotblat.  Dr. Boutwell received a Ph.D. in political science from the Mass. Institute of Technology and an M.Sc. in economics from the London School of Economics.  He is the author of numerous books and articles on a wide range of international security issues, including: The German Nuclear Dilemma (Cornell University Press, 1990); co-author (with Everett Mendelsohn) of Israel-Palestinian Security: Issues in the Permanent Status Negotiations (American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1995); and co-editor (with Michael Klare) of Light Weapons and Civil Conflict: Controlling the Tools of Violence (Rowman & Littlefield, 1999).  Previously he was program director for international security studies at the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in Cambridge, Mass., staff aide on the National Security Council during the Carter administration in Washington, DC, and reporter/editor with the City News Bureau of Chicago.

Brown, Art


Art Brown was appointed National Intelligence Officer for East Asia in June 2002 upon returning from a CIA overseas assignment. A career officer with the Clandestine Service of the Directorate of Operations since joining the Agency in 1980, Mr. Brown has lived and worked in Asia for nearly twenty years. During this period, he has served multiple tours with the Clandestine Service in both Northeast and Southeast Asia, to include three separate assignments as Chief of Station. In addition to internal honors, Mr. Brown was publicly awarded the Order of Diplomatic Merit by South Korean President Kim Dae-Jung.

Mr. Brown also served in the U.S. Army during 1970-72, with a tour in Vietnam as a combat correspondent for the Military Assistance Command Vietnam (MACV).

Prior to joining the Agency, Mr. Brown lived in a small farming village in southern Japan for two years, teaching in a rural educational facility while honing his Japanese language skills. He earned a B.A. in Japanese language studies from San Francisco State University and studied Japanese literature at Kumamoto National University under a post-graduate Japanese governmental grant. He is fluent in Japanese, conversant in Indonesian, and holds a third degree black belt in a Japanese martial art.

Carlin, Bob


Cheon, Seongwhun

Senior research fellow at the Korea Institute for National Unification.

Mr. Seongwhun is a senior research fellow at the Korea Institute for National Unification (KINU), Seoul. Before joining KINU in 1991, he served with the Office off ARms Control, Ministry of National Defense, ROK.  His research interests are Conventional Arms Control, Verification of Compliance, Nuclear Disarmament and Deterrence, Missile Defense, Peace Regime on the Korean Peninsula, and Korean unification.  He is the author of numerous books including US NMD Initiatives and Security of the Korean Peninsula (Seoul, KINU 2001); TMD Initiatives in Northeast Asia and South Korea’s Strategic Options (Seoul:  KINU, 2000); Cooperatively Enhancing Military Transparency on the Korean Peninsula:  A Comprehensive Approach (Albuquerque, NM:  Cooperative Monitoring Center, SNL, 1999), and Implementing Korean Denuclearization and Establishing a NWFZ in Northeast Asia (Seoul:  KINU, 1999). He is the recipient of an award for excellent research from the Korea Council for the Humanities and Social Research Institutes (May 2001, 2002) and an award of the Vice Premier and Minister of National Unification (September 1994).

Cirincione, Joseph

Senior Associate for the Non-Proliferation Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Joseph Cirincione specializes in defense and proliferation issues. He is responsible for all aspects of the Non-Proliferation Project’s work, including research, publications, seminars, and the annual Carnegie International Non-Proliferation Conference. He teaches on the adjunct graduate faculty at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service. He is a frequent media commentator on proliferation issues and defense policy.

Mr. Cirincione worked for nine years in the U.S. House of Representatives: six years on the professional staff of the Committee on Armed Services and three and one-half years on the Committee on Government Operations, and served as staff director of the Military Reform Caucus under Congressmen Tom Ridge and Charles Bennett. He has held positions at the Henry L. Stimson Center, the U.S. Information Agency, the Center for Strategic and International Studies and previously at Carnegie.

Dalton, Toby 

Graduate Associate, Office of Nonproliferation Policy, National Nuclear Security Administration

Toby Dalton is a graduate associate in the Office of Nonproliferation Policy at the National Nuclear Security Administration. He is also a Luce Scholar in Seoul, Korea, as well as working as a project associate for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He has a BA in Diplomacy and World Affairs from Occidental College, and a MA in Political Science from the University of Washington.

Davis, Scott

Deputy Director, Office of Nonproliferation Policy, DOE/National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

Educated at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, and the National War College.  Professional experience working on nonproliferation and other international security issues at DOE/NNSA, the International Atomic Energy Agency, the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, and several nongovernmental organizations (including the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace).

Diamond, Joan

Chief Operating Officer, The Nautilus Institute

With over twenty years experience as an executive in the private sector including energy and telecommunications and fifteen as a Trustee and Board member of nonprofit organizations, Joan brings expertise in managing and building organization systems that are experiencing rapid change. Her experience in Asia and familiarity with international development and health issues complements the Institute’s mission and vision.

Duncan, Jeff

Legislative Director for Congressman Edward Markey (MA-7)

Mr. Duncan’s responsibilities for Representative Markey include oversight, legislative, and investigation activities relating to matters within the jurisdiction of the Commerce Committee, including national energy policy, electric and gas utilities regulation, financial services, privacy and the environment.  Jeff also advises Rep. Markey on foreign policy, arms control, and nonproliferation issues. Jeff has staffed Rep. Markey s efforts over the years to tighten export controls on sensitive nuclear technologies, including a number of recent initiatives relating to the transfer of technologies to North Korea. Prior to his service with Rep. Markey, Mr. Duncan was a staff consultant for the bipartisan Arms Control and Foreign Policy Caucus, where he was responsible for research, investigative, and legislative initiatives relating to arms control and military policy.

Einhorn, Robert

Senior Adviser, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Robert J. Einhorn is a senior adviser in the CSIS International Security Program, where he works on a broad range of nonproliferation, arms control, and other national security issues.  Before coming to CSIS, he served in the U.S. Government for 29 years.  From November 1999 to August 2001, he was Assistant Secretary for Nonproliferation at the U.S. Department of State, where he was responsible for the nonproliferation of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons, missile delivery systems, and advanced conventional arms.  In that capacity, he was the principal adviser to the Secretary of State on nonproliferation matters, oversaw U.S. participation in the multilateral nonproliferation export control regimes, and represented the United States in nonproliferation discussions and negotiations with a wide variety of countries in East Asia, South Asia, the Middle East, and Europe.  Before becoming Assistant Secretary, Einhorn was Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nonproliferation in the State Department’s Political-Military Bureau from 1992-1999 and a Senior Adviser in State’s Policy Planning Staff from 1986 to 1992. He served at the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA) from 1972 to 1984, where he dealt with strategic arms issues, nuclear testing limits, chemical and biological weapons constraints, nonproliferation, and other security issues.  From 1982 to 1986 he represented ACDA in the START talks. He was presented the Secretary of State’s Distinguished Service Award by Secretary Colin L. Powell in August 2001.  Einhorn has authored several publications on strategic nuclear issues, arms control, and nonproliferation.  He received a B.A., magna cum laude, in Government from Cornell University in 1969 and a Masters in Public Affairs in International Relations from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University, in 1971.  He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the International Institute of Strategic Studies.

Galluci, Robert

School of Foreign Service Georgetown University Washington

Robert L. Gallucci was appointed Dean of Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service in 1996.  He had just completed 21 years of government service, serving since August 1994 with the Department of State as Ambassador at Large.  In 1998 he became the State Department’s Special Envoy to deal with the threat posed by the proliferation of ballistic missiles and weapons of mass destruction. In 1991 he was appointed deputy Executive Chairman of the UN Special Commission overseeing the disarmament of Iraq.  In 1992, he became Senior Coordinator for nonproliferation and nuclear safety initiatives in the former Soviet Union.  Later in 1992 Dr. Gallucci was confirmed as the Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs.  He has authored a number of publications on political-military issues, including Neither Peace Nor Honor:  The Politics of American Military Policy in Vietnam. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, and a master’s and doctorate in Politics from Brandeis University.  Before joining the State Department, he taught at Swarthmore College, Johns Hopkins School for Advanced International Studies and Georgetown University.

Gift, Elwood

Oak Ridge National Laboratory/DOE

Elwood Gift was earned his BS in Chemical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University, he earned MS in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Tennessee. He has served at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in various capacities for over 3 decades.


Gordon, Deborah

Associate Director, Preventive Defense Project, Stanford University

Deborah C. Gordon has over 30 years of experience in algorithm design, signal processing, network design, and network security and holds several U.S. and Canadian patents for her work in medical instrumentation. She has developed systems for telecommunications, banking, and medical applications for private industry and government agencies. Her business experience includes corporate division management and she was founder and president of InforMD, Inc. Ms. Gordon is currently Associate Director for the Preventive Defense Project, co-directed by former Secretary of Defense, William J. Perry, Stanford University and Ashton B. Carter, Harvard University. Ms. Gordon holds a B.S. Computer Science from the University of Southern California.

Green, Jodi

International Security Affairs OSD

Green, Michael

Director for Asian Affairs, National Security Council

Dr. Michael Green is Director of Asian Affairs at the National Security Council with responsibility for Japan and regional security issues. Before joining the NSC he was senior fellow for Asian Security at the Council on Foreign Relations. He has been a senior advisor to the Office of Asia Pacific Affairs at the Department of Defense, a research staff member at the Institute for Defense Analyses and a special advisor to the Office of Asia Pacific Affairs in the Pentagon. In Japan he worked as a special assistant to a member of the Japanese Diet. Dr. Green received a Ph.D. and M.A. from the John Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) and a B.A. from Kenyon College. He also did graduate work at Tokyo University as a Fulbright Scholar and with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology as a research associate of the MIT-Japan Program. Dr. Green’s published works include Japan’s Reluctant Realism: Foreign Policy in an Era of Uncertain Power (2001),The U.S.-Japan Alliance: Past, Present, and Future (co-editor, 1999), and Arming Japan: Defense Production, Alliance Politics and the Post-War Search for Autonomy (1995).

Groombridge, Mark

Special Assistant, Office Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, State Department

Before starting his work with the NSC, Mark A. Groombridge is a research fellow with the Center for Trade Policy Studies. In addition to broader international trade topics Groombridge’s specific research interests include intellectual property, pharmaceutical pricing, and China’s entry into the World Trade Organization.

Before arriving at Cato, Groombridge was the Abramson Research Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and associate director of its Asian Studies program. He is the co-author (with Claude Barfield) of Tiger by the Tail: China and the WTO (The AEI Press, 1999). In addition, Groombridge has written widely on international economic issues in academic, legal, and public policy journals and newspapers. In addition to speaking engagements around the world, Groombridge is featured regularly on ABC News, CNN, the BBC, and other media outlets.

Groombridge received his B.A. in international relations and Chinese from the University of Minnesota (magna cum laude) and his Ph.D. in political science (distinction) from Columbia University. He has taught at Columbia and George Washington Universities and is currently a visiting assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University.

Harrison, Selig

Director, Asia Program, Center for International Policy, and Senior Scholar, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.

Selig S. Harrison, author of Korean Endgame: A Strategy for Reunification and U.S. Disengagement, has visited North Korea seven times.  In June, 1994, on his fourth visit, he met the late Kim Il Sung and won agreement on the concept of a freeze and eventual dismantlement of the North Korean nuclear program.  President Carter, meeting Kim a week later, persuaded him to initiate the freeze immediately, opening the way for negotiations with the United States that resulted in the Agreed Framework.

Hayes, Peter

Executive Director, Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainable Development

As co-founder of The Nautilus Institute, Peter  works at the nexus of security, environment and energy policy problems. While best known for innovative cooperative engagement strategies in North Korea, he has brought creative global problem solving to issues throughout Northeast Asia, East Timor, Australia, and most recently, South Asia. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Melbourne and a Ph.D. from the University of California Berkeley. Peter drives to improve global problem solving in general while focusing on problems that undermine security and bring us closer to nuclear war.

Hooker, Alison

Bureau of Intelligence and Research

Horn, Sally

Non Proliferation Policy International Security Policy, OSD

Huang, Balbina

Policy Analysis, Northeast Asia, Asian Studies Center, The Heritage Foundation

Hwang, a native of Korea, is completing her doctoral dissertation, titled “Globalization, Strategic Culture and Ideas: Explaining Continuity in Korean Foreign Economic Policy,” at Georgetown University, where she also lectures. She went to South Korea as a Fulbright Scholar in 1998-99 to conduct dissertation field research. She has received several writing awards, including ones from the International Studies Association and the National Capital Area Political Science Association.

Hwang earned a master’s degree in international affairs from Columbia University, an MBA from the University of Virginia and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and government from Smith College. She has taught at the University of Maryland and worked for the U.S. Department of Commerce and the Washington-based Overseas Private Investment Corporation.

Johnstone, Chris

Acting Deputy NIO for East Asia

Kim, Stephen Jin-Woo

Analyst, Z Division, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Dr. Kim studied diplomatic and military history at Georgetown (BA), Harvard (MA), and Yale (Ph.D.). As a research analyst with the CNA Corporation, he worked on targeting, strike operations, and strategic doctrine projects for the U.S. Navy, the Marine Corps, and the Department of Defense. He is currently the North Korean nuclear programs analyst at LLNL.

Kux, Brian

Bureau of Nonproliferation, US State Department

McCarthy, Tom

Self-employed consultant

McGoldrick, Fred

Principal, Bengelsdorf, McGoldrick and Associates, LLC

Dr. McGoldrick has been involved in the field of nuclear nonproliferation and international nuclear cooperation for over 25 years.  He has served in the International Atomic Energy Agency, U.S. Department of State, and the U.S. Department of Energy.  McGoldrick retired form the State Department in 1998, at which time he was Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary and Principal Deputy Director of the Office of Nuclear Energy.  Dr. McGoldrick is currently a principal and manager in the consulting firm Bengelsdorf, McGoldrick and Associates, an international consulting firm.

Merrill, John

Chief, Northeast Asia, Intelligence and Research, US State Department

Miller, Charlie

Research Fellow – National Intelligence Council

Mohr, Mark

Senior Adviser, Office of Nonproliferation Policy, National Nuclear Security Administration, Department of Energy.

Foreign Service Officer, 1969-96.  Adviser to the Agreed Framework Division, Department of State, 1997-99.  Currently working North Korean issues at DOE.  While with the Foreign Service, was coordinating officer for the INF Treaty, 1986-1988; Deputy Political Counselor in Beijing during the Tiananmen Incident of 1989; Deputy Director of the China Desk, 1990-92, and U.S. Consul, Brisbane, Australia, 1992-95.  Since 1997, have worked on North Korean issues for both the Department of State and Department of Energy.  Have been to North Korean 5 times, including twice to Nyongbyon.

Moon, Chung-in

Professor of Political Science, Yonsei University and Duke University

Chung-in Moon is professor of political science at Yonsei University.  He served as dean of Yonsei’s Graduate School of International Studies, and currently is vice president of the International Studies Association (ISA) in North America. Dr. Moon is also an adjunct professor at the Asia-Pacific Studies Institute, Duke University. Prior to joining to the Yonsei faculty, he taught at the University of Kentucky, Williams College, and University of California, San Diego.  He has published nineteen books and over 190 articles in edited volumes and such scholarly journals as World Politics, International Studies Quarterly, andJournal of Asian Studies. His most recent publications include States, Markets, and Just Growth (co-edited with Atul Kohli),  Kim Dae-jung Government and Sunshine Policy, Korean Politics: An Introduction, and Arms Control on the Korean Peninsula. He accompanied President Kim Dae-jung to the historic Pyongyang Korean summit in June 2000 and currently serves as an advisor to the South Korea’s National Security Council, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the Ministry of National Defense.  He is also appointed as a member of president-elect Roh Moo-hyun’s special delegation to the United States.

Newcomb, Bill

State Department

Newman, Bob

State Department


Ormes, Ashton Harrison

Defense Prison of War, Missing Personnel Office

Since retiring from the US Army as a colonel in May 2000, Ashton Ormes has been worked in the Office of the Secretary of Defense as the Senior Director for Research for the Defense Prisoner of War/Missing Personnel Office.  In 1996, 2000, 2001 and 2002, he was a member of US Government negotiating teams that successfully obtained DPRK approval to conduct joint US/DPRK recovery of the remains of American servicemen missing in North Korea since the Korean War.  Additionally, he visited North Korea twice in 2001 and once in 2002 in support of recovery operations.  During his Army career, he served ten years in the Republic of Korea, including four and a half years duty with the Military Armistice Commission in Panmunjom.  He is a graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, the Republic of Korea Army College, and the US Army War College.

Park, Nancy

Program Officer, Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainable Development

Nancy Park joined Nautilus in January 2003 after a 10 year career in academia, specializing in Chinese history.  Dr. Park previously taught at Harvard University, Vassar College, and Colorado School of Mines, and as a research fellow at the Collège de France in Paris.  She received her undergraduate degree in Asian studies from Georgetown University and a Ph.D. in History and East Asian Languages from Harvard University.  Her extensive experience in Asia, which includes 4 years in Taipei and 2 years in Beijing, contribute to the Institute’s work on Northeast Asian security.

Perkovich, George

Program Officer Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

George Perkovich is the author of India’s Nuclear Bomb, which received the American Historical Association’s Herbert Feis Award for outstanding work by an independent scholar.  His writing has appeared in Foreign Affairs and other publications.  He has testified before both houses of Congress on South Asian security affairs, and served on the 1997 Council on Foreign Relations Task Force that published “A New U.S. Policy Toward India and Pakistan.”  He is deputy director for programs and director of the Secure World program of the W. Alton Jones Foundation, a $400 million philanthropic institution located in Charlottesville, Virginia.  In addition to managing the Secure World Program’s $11 million annual grant-making budget, and designing and implementing initiatives to further the Foundation board’s mandate of reducing the risk of nuclear war, he oversees the $14 million Sustainable World Program. Perkovich received his Ph.D. in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia in 1997, his M.A. in Soviet Studies from Harvard University in 1986, and his B.A. in Politics from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1980.

Pike, John

Director of Projects Global Security Institute

John Pike, one of the world’s leading experts on defense, space and intelligence policy, is Director of, a nonprofit nonpartisan organization which he founded in December 2000. is focused on innovative approaches to the emerging security challenges of the new millennium. Internationally renowned for his depth of knowledge on a broad array of issues, Pike is widely noted for his ability to translate complex technical information into concise and pithy soundbites. He has consistently provided insight and understanding of world affairs, military, space and satellite technology to policy makers, the press and the public at large.

Poynter, Rachel

Office of Korean Affairs, US State Department

Ravich, Samatha

Special Advisor Asian Affairs Office of the Vice President

Before working with the Vice-president of the United States, Samantha Ravich was a Fellow at Center for Strategic and International Studies. Previously, she worked for the Smith Richardson Foundation where she managed the Asia and Middle East Portfolio in the International Security and Foreign Policy Program (1996-1999). She is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania where she earned her B.A. in economics from the Wharton School and her M.A. in city planning. She received her Ph.D. in policy analysis from the RAND Graduate School. While at RAND as an international policy research fellow (1992-1996), she worked on government-sponsored research on East and Southeast Asian trade and security trends. Ravich is the author of Marketization and Democracy: East Asian Experiences from Cambridge University Press.

Reiss, Mitchell

Dean of International Affairs, Director, The Reves Center for International Studies, William and Mary College, Professor of Law

Mitchell Reiss is the Dean of International Affairs and the Director of the Wendy and Emery Reves Center for International Studies at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia.  He is responsible for developing and implementing international programs and activities at the College, for supervising the International Relations/ International Studies curriculum, and for managing the Reves Center’s activities, programs and budget.  He is Professor of Law at the Marshall-Wythe Law School and Professor of Government in the Department of Government.

Prior to his appointment at the College, Reiss helped start and operate the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization (KEDO), an international organization based in New York City.  KEDO’s mission is to deliver over $5 billion worth of energy (in the form of annual shipments of 500,000 tons of heavy fuel oil and the construction of two 1,000 MW(e) light-water reactors) to North Korea in return for the North freezing and eventually dismantling its nuclear weapons program.  At KEDO, his responsibilities included serving as the Organization’s chief negotiator with the North and as General Counsel.

Reiss received a law degree from Columbia Law School, a D.Phil. from Oxford University, and a M.A.L.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.  He graduated cum laude with a B.A. from Williams College.  He is married to the former Lisa Anselmi.  They have two children, Mathew (12) and Michael (9).

Rohlfing, Joan

Senior Vice-President for Programs and Operations – Nuclear Threat Initiative

Joan Rohlfing has been Special Assistant to the Deputy (and formerly Under) Secretary Charles Curtis for defense issues since 1994. She was responsible for coordinating departmental activities for stockpile stewardship and management, and nuclear arms control and nonproliferation. She also directed external coordination on defense issues with Congressional oversight committees, the National Security Council, the Department of Defense and other executive branch agencies. She succeeds Ken Baker, who has served as acting director.

The Director of National Security and Non-Proliferation is critical to U.S. efforts to stem the spread of nuclear weapons and material to rogue nations and terrorists. Joan Rohlfing brings a unique blend of experience on nuclear arms control and policy issues in both the executive and legislative branches of government that will strengthen our effectiveness in achieving U.S. arms control and nonproliferation goals, said Secretary O Leary.

Prior to her current position, Rohlfing served as a member of the professional staff of the House Armed Services Committee from 1991-1994 where she was responsible for advising the Chairman of the Committee on a range of defense policy and legislative issues. Her responsibilities included oversight of major military acquisition programs, and management of the annual development of Atomic Energy Defense Activities legislation for the Defense Authorization Acts.

From 1989-1991 Rohlfing worked in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) as Assistant to the Director for Strategic Forces Policy, where she worked on nuclear force structure policy. Rohlfing began her federal service at the Department of Defense in 1987, where she served in a variety of assignments within the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the Joint Chiefs of Staff during 1987-89. She has also worked as a consultant to the Rand Corporation in California.

Rohlfing holds a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Maryland, a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Illinois, and has completed additional graduate work at Stanford University.

Ruggiero, Anthony

State Department

Ruth, Joe

Division Chief, Office of Korean Affairs

Scalapino, Robert

Prof. of Gov’t Emeritus Institute for East Asian Studies, U. C. Berkeley

Robert A. Scalapino was born in Leavenworth, Kansas. He received his B.A. degree from Santa Barbara College and his M.A. and Ph.D. degrees from Harvard University. From 1949 to 1990 he taught in the Political Science Department at the University of California at Berkeley. He was department chairman from 1962 to 1965 and Robson Research Professor of Government from 1977 until 1990. In 1978 he founded the Institute of East Asian Studies and remained its director until his retirement in 1990. He is currently Robson Research Professor of Government Emeritus.

He has published some 509 articles and 38 books or monographs on Asian politics and U.S. Asian policy. Travelling extensively in Asia, he has made 38 trips to the People’s Republic of China, including service as a visiting lecturer at Peking University in 1981, 1985, and again in the spring of 1999. He had two separate one-year residences in Japan and numerous visits to Korea, Taiwan and Southeast Asia. He has visited the former Soviet Union on 19 occasions, most recently in November 1998. In 1989, 1991, 1992 and 1995, he was in North Korea for one week on each occasion.

Professor Scalapino is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was made a Berkeley Fellow in 1993. He serves on the Board of Directors of Pacific Forum-CSIS. He as a founder and first chairman of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations. He is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Asia Foundation and was recently named Director Emeritus of the Japan Society of Northern California, the Council on Foreign Relations and the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations. He is Co-Chairman of the Asia Society’s Asian Agenda Advisory Group. He is also a member of the Board of the Atlantic Council, the National Bureau of Asian Research, and numerous other editorial boards and committees for educational and governmental agencies.

Scheinman, Lawrence

Director, Washington Office Monterey Institute of International Studies

Lawrence Scheinman is Distinguished Professor of International Policy at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, Emeritus Professor, Cornell University, and Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University.  He also has been a member of the tenured faculties at the University of Michigan and the University of California at Los Angeles.  His government service includes appointment as Assistant Director of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, responsible for Non-Proliferation and Regional Arms Control during the Clinton Administration, and earlier appointments in the Department of Energy, Department of State and Energy Research and Development Administration.  He also served for two years as Special Assistant to Director General Hans Blix at the International Atomic Energy Agency. Dr. Scheinman has published extensively on nuclear proliferation, arms control, safeguards, international relations and international organization.  He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and of the State Department Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Advisory Board.  He is admitted to practice before the Bar of the State of New York.

Sherr, Ted

Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Schultz, Kathryn

State Department


Spector, Leonard (Sandy)

Washington Office Monterey Institute of International Studies

Mr. Leonard S. Spector is Deputy Director of the Monterey Institute of International Studies’ Center for Nonproliferation Studies, and leads the Center’s Washington D.C. Office.  In addition he serves as editor-in-chief of the Center’s publications. Mr. Spector joined CNS from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), where he served as an Assistant Deputy Administrator for Arms Control and Nonproliferation at the National Nuclear Security Administration.   His many publications include: Tracking Nuclear Proliferation 1995: A Guide in Maps and Charts (with Mark McDonough and Evan Medeiros, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1995); Nuclear Ambitions: The Spread of Nuclear Weapons, 1989-1990 (Westview Press, 1990); The Undeclared Bomb: The Spread of Nuclear Weapons, 1987-1988 (Harper Business 1990).

Steinbruner, John

Professor, School of Public Affairs, University of Maryland

Dr. Steinbruner is one of the nation’s leading experts on arms control, nuclear weapons, and Russian foreign policy. He is the director of the Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland (CISSM). He served for 18 years as Director of Foreign Policy Studies at the Brookings Institution, substantially expanding the scope of the program and attracted and engaged a variety of outstanding scholars. Prior to that appointment, Steinbruner held academic positions at Harvard and the Yale School of Organization. He has authored or co-authored five books, including The Cybernetic Theory of Decision, hailed a classic in the field of foreign policy decision making. His latest book, Principles of Global Security, was hailed a “masterpiece” by reviewers. He has also published numerous articles in professional and scholarly journals. Steinbruner has served on major commissions and advisory committees, including the Defense Policy Board, the Carnegie Commission on Preventing Deadly Conflict and the National Academy of Sciences Committee on International Security and Arms Control. He is also a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Suh, Mark

Pugwash International Committee

South Korean born political scientist. Senior Researcher on East Asian politics of the Free University of Berlin, Germany and member of the Pugwash Council. Has been dealing with the North Korean security matters since the fall of Berlin Wall. Visits North Korea occasionally and has frequent contacts with the Korean National Peace Committee in North Korea. Has been engaging North Korean scientists in Europe, especially in Germany, Italy and Sweden. Mark teaches regularly since 1986 graduate level courses on East Asian politics

Tannenbaum, Benn

Trained as a particle physicist, Dr. Tannenbaum has been working for Congressman Markey on the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction since October 2002.

General Tilleli, John (ret.)

In over 30 years of Army service, in which he attained the rank of General, John H. Tilelli, Jr. held a variety of diverse and increasingly vital positions, culminating his career as Commander in Chief of the United Nations Command and the Republic of Korea/United States Combined Forces Command and Commander of United States Forces Korea.
His responsibilities in all assignments spanned geopolitics, programming and budgeting, congressional affairs, organizational design, and development of training methodologies and leadership and management of large organizations with multiple functions and missions.
In the course of his career, General Tilelli gained a reputation for managing multi-billion dollar budgets, developing mid and long-range strategies, worked with industry to innovate and apply advance technologies to both the battlefield and peacetime functions of the armed. He has been assigned around the world, worked with the national leaders from many nations, and has a rare understanding of the changing international environment affecting our nation.


Von Hippel, David

Energy and Environmental Analyst, Research Associate, Nautilus Institute

Dr. David Von Hippel is a Nautilus Institute Senior Associate working in Eugene, Oregon. David’s work with Nautilus has centered around energy and environmental issues in Asia, and particularly Northeast Asia. He has done extensive analyses of the patterns of fuels use prospects for energy efficiency in North Korea, prepared reviews of rural electrification options and of the impacts of climate change/sea-level rise in Asia and the Pacific, and trained representatives in the use of demand-side management planning tools. He is currently involved in several Nautilus projects, including the “East Asia Energy Futures” and upcoming “Energy Security” initiatives.

Dr. Von Hippel’s training and experience cover a broad range of topics and applications in the fields of energy and resource planning and environmental management, including energy efficiency, demand-side management and integrated resource planning for utilities, renewable energy, global climate change, acid gas emissions, rural electrification, and energy/environment scenario modeling. In addition to his work with Nautilus, he has worked for a number of private and public agencies, including the World Bank, the United Nations, a domestic (US) gas utility, and Tellus Institute (Boston, MA).

David holds M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Energy and Resources from the University of California/Berkeley, and M.A. (Biology) and B.S. degrees from the University of Oregon.


Wallace, David

Assistant Director for Policy and DPRK Affairs, KEDO

David Wallace served as U.S. Foreign Service political officer 1985-1996 at U.S. Embassies in Tokyo and London and at U.S. Mission to the United Nations in New York.

Seconded in 1996 to KEDO as U.S. liaison, and has served concurrently as

Assistant Director for Policy and DPRK Affairs and as operational manager of

the HFO and flow meter programs.

Weldon, Curt,

US House of Representatives

Curt Weldon was elected to represent the Seventh Congressional District of Pennsylvania for a ninth term in 2002. Following his most recent reelection win, Congressman Weldon became the most senior Republican in the Pennsylvania Delegation.  A Member of the House of Representatives since 1987, Weldon has taken leadership roles on a wide variety of issues, ranging from national security to the environment.

A senior member of the House Armed Services Committee, Weldon served six years as the Chairman of the Military Research and Development Subcommittee, overseeing the development and testing of key military systems, weapons programs, and technologies that fulfill military needs. Weldon has used that position to become the leading House supporter of a national missile defense to protect America’s families and communities. Overseeing approximately $100 billion of defense spending, Weldon now serves as the Chairman of the Armed Services Procurement Subcommittee. His role on the Procurement Subcommittee will ensure that our service men and women are adequately prepared for duty in the high-tech world of the 21st century.

Weldon, a major in Russian Studies, has made improving relations with Russia one of his major efforts in the House. He has worked with Russian leaders on a variety of issues, including efforts to improve Russia’s energy supply, correct environmental damage, and protect both nations from ballistic missile attack. Weldon is the founder of the Duma-Congress Study Group. This bilateral parliamentary exchange helps coordinate legislative efforts in the Russian Duma and the Congress which fosters a better working relationship between the two nations.  Recently, Congressman Weldon co-authored a comprehensive framework designed to improve the state of relations between the two countries.  Titled “A New Time, A New Beginning,” his proposal makes recommendation for cooperative efforts in eleven different areas ranging from defense and national security to space exploration and scientific research.

As a member of the Science Committee, Weldon is one of the most outspoken advocates for the environment and protection of our oceans. Weldon’s “Oceans Agenda” legislation passed the Congress in 1995, increasing funding for oceanographic research projects. Weldon is a champion of environmental concerns as the only House Republican on the Migratory Bird Conservation Commission which approves funding for our wildlife refuges and wetlands preservation.  Congressman Weldon is a member of Global Legislators for a Balanced Environment (GLOBE) where he serves as Chairman of the Oceans Protection Task Force. Weldon also serves as United States Vice-President on the Advisory Committee on the Protection of the Sea (ACOPS).

Wing, Christine

Program Officer Peace and Social Justice Program Ford Foundation

Wishard, Ben

State Verification and Compliance Bureau, US State Department

Wolfsthal, Jon

Associate, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

Jon Wolfsthal is Deputy Director of the non-Proliferation project at the Carnegie Endowement.  He served for five years in the US department of Energy, including having served as an on-site government monitor at North Korea’s nuclear facilities at Yongbyon.  He is co-author of the book, Deadly Arsenals: Tracking Weapons of Mass Destruction.