Lawrence Scheinman

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"Lawrence Scheinman", nuclear policy 2nd workshop, June 23, 2001, https://nautilus.org/projects/nuclear-policy-2nd-workshop/lawrence-scheinman/

Lawrence SCHEINMAN is Distinguished Professor of International Policy at the Monterey Institute of International Studies and Emeritus Professor at Cornell University.

He was the Asst. Director of the US Arms Control and Disarmament Agency for Nonproliferation and Regional Arms Control (1994-1997). During this period he served as Head of Delegation for the 1997 NPT PrepCom and as a senior member of the US Delegation at the 1995 NPT Review and Extension Conference. He was also the Head of Delegation on fissile material cut-off talks.  Prior service includes: Counselor for Nonproliferation at the Dept. of Energy; Principal Deputy to the Deputy Under-Secretary of State for Security Assistance, Science and Tech.; Senior Advisor to the Under-Secretary (Carter Admin.); Head of the Office of Int’l Policy Planning at the Energy Research and Development Administration (Ford Admin); and Special Asst for Nonproliferation Issues to the Director General of the Int’l Atomic Energy Agency. He has held tenured professorships at the Univ. of California, Los Angeles, the Univ. of Michigan (where he earned his PH.D) and Cornell Univ.  He is also an Adjunct Professor in the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown Univ.  Professor Scheinman has published extensively in the fields of nonproliferation, arms control, and international technology as well as in the fields of international law, European integration and French politics.  He was a Visiting Research Scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for Int’l peace; Fellow at the Harvard Univ. Center for Int’l Affairs, member of the Executive Council of the Federation of American Scientists and of the Core Group of the Program for the Promotion of Nuclear Nonproliferation (PPNN).

He currently serves on the Secretary of State’s Arms Control and Nonproliferation Advisory Board, and previously served on the Dept. of State Advisory Committee on Oceans, Int’l Environment and Scientific Affairs.  He holds a J. D. as well as a PH.D, and is a Member of the Bar of the State of New York.  He is included in Who’s Who in the East and in American Men of Science.


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