Anne I. Harrington
Anne I. Harrington is a Researcher in the Nuclear Policy Group at ETH Zurich. Prior to joining ETH she was a Cybersecurity Fellow at the Congressional Research Service, a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at Stanford University, and a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Center for Nonproliferation Studies (in Monterey, CA and Washington DC). Her award-winning articles on nuclear deterrence, nonproliferation and disarmament have appeared in The Nonproliferation Review and Millennium.
Nik Hynek is Associate Professor at the Metropolitan University Prague and Charles University in Prague. He holds PhD in Security Studies and International Politics from the University of Bradford, UK. Previously, Nik was Visiting Research Scholar at the Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies (SIWPS) at Columbia University, USA; the Japan Foundation Fellow at the Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, Japan; and Visiting Research Fellow at the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK. He has researched on international security, theories of international politics, and foreign policy. His publications have appeared, among others, in Security Dialogue, European Security, Defence Studies, Journal of International Relations and Development, Critical Studies on Security, International Journal, Contemporary Political Theory, International Peacekeeping, and Communist and Post-Communist Studies. His most recent monographs are Fringe Players and the Diplomatic Order: The New Heteronomy (Palgrave Macmillan 2014, with Jozef Batora) and Human Security as Statecraft (Routledge 2012). He has co-edited books on multinational contributions to statebuilding in Afghanistan (Routledge 2011, with Péter Marton), critical approaches to human security (Routledge 2010, with David Chandler), and Canadian foreign and security policy (Oxford University Press 2010, with David Bosold).
Petr Kratochvíl is the Director of the Institute of International Relations and a lecturer at several Czech universities. He is the Chairman of the Academic Council of the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic as well as a member of a range of academic and scientific councils. Petr Kratochvíl represents the IIR in various international associations such as the Trans European Policy Studies Association or the European Consortium for Political Research. He has published extensively on European integration, EU-Russian relations, institutional reform and the EU enlargement, the role of religion in international affairs, and international relations theory. The book The European Union and the Catholic Church: Political Theology of European Integration, co-authored by Tomáš Doležal and published in 2015 by Palgrave Macmillan, is one of the latest examples of his research activity. He is also often called upon to present his analyses by various Czech and foreign media.
Matthew Kroenig is an Associate Professor and International Relations Field Chair in the Department of Government and School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. He is also a Senior Fellow in the Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security at the Atlantic Council. He is an expert on U.S. national security policy and strategy, international relations theory, nuclear deterrence, arms control, nuclear nonproliferation, NATO, Russia, Iran, and counterterrorism. He is also well-known for his books - especially Exporting the Bomb: Technology Transfer and the Spread of Nuclear Weapons (2010), which received an Honorable Mention in the competition for the International Studies Association Best Book Award - and his articles and commentaries in several media outlets. He served as a foreign policy adviser for Mitt Romney in the 2012 Presidential Campaign, and before that he was a special adviser in the Office of the Secretary of Defense on a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellowship, and in this position he worked on defense policy and strategy for Iran. In 2005, he worked as a strategist in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, where he authored the first-ever U.S. government strategy for deterring terrorist networks. For his work, he was awarded the Office of the Secretary of Defense’s Award for Outstanding Achievement.
Richard Ned Lebow
Richard Ned Lebow is Professor of International Political Theory in the War Studies Department of King’s College London, Bye-Fellow of Pembroke College, University of Cambridge and the James O. Freedman Presidential Professor (Emeritus) of Government at Dartmouth College. In 2014, he published Franz Ferdinand Lives: A World Without World War I (Palgrave-Macmillan), Constructing Cause in International Relations (Cambridge) and, coauthored with Simon Reich, Goodbye Hegemony! Rethinking America’s Role in the World (Princeton). Three additional books should appear in 2015-16: Return of the Theorists: Dialogues with Dead Thinkers, coedited with Peer Schouten and Hidemi Suganami; National Identifications and International Relations, and Max Weber and International Relations.
Patrick Morgan (USA)
Patrick Morgan has been a Professor Emeritus in the Political Science Department at the University of California, Irvine since 1999 and has served as a visiting professor in many other renowned universities, including the College of Europe in Belgium. He currently assumes the position of a Tierney Chair in Peace and Conflict Studies, and was previously the director of the Global Peace and Conflict Studies Center from 2000-2001. He has held visiting fellowships at the Woodrow Wilson International Center (Washington, DC), the Center for International and Strategic Affairs (UCLA), the Rockefeller Center (Bellagio), and the East-West Center (Honolulu). A former vice-president of the International Studies Association, he has served as President and is a current Board of Directors member of the Council on US-Korean Security Studies. Dr. Morgan is the author, co-author, or editor of 13 books, concentrating his research primarily on national and international security matters such as deterrence theory, strategic surprise attack or arms control. His fields of interests extend to international politics, peace and security issues, and US foreign relations, especially the US‘s interactions with Korea. He has been involved in projects on the theory and practice of deterrence in the post-Cold War era, security strategies for global security management, and security in Northeast Asia.
Rens van Munster
Rens van Munster is Senior Researcher at the Danish Institute for International Studies and Research Coordinator for Peace, Risk and Violence. His research focuses on the global politics of security, risk and catastrophe since the Cold War. He has published widely on these issues in international peer reviewed journals. He is co-author of Politics of Catastrophe: Genealogies of the Unknown (with Claudia Aradau; Routledge, 2011) and co-editor of Documenting World Politics: A Critical Companion to IR and Non-Fiction Film (with Casper Sylvest; Routledge, 2015) and The Politics of Globality since 1945. Ideas, Images and Artefacts (with Casper Sylvest; Routledge, 2016). He is currently finalizing a book with Casper Sylvest, entitled Nuclear Realism: Global Political Thought during the Thermonuclear Revolution (Routledge, 2016).
Harrals Müller has served 1996‐2015 as the Executive Director of Peace Research Institute Frankfurt (PRIF, Member of the Leibniz Association), presently he is Member of its Executive Board and Professor of International Relations at Goethe University Frankfurt. From 1999 to 2005 he was member of the Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters of the UN Secretary General, chairing the Board in 2004. Between 2004 and 2005 he was appointed member of the Expert Group on Multilateral Fuel Arrangements of the International Atomic Energy Agency. From 1999 on, he has been cochairing the Working Group on Peace and Conflict at the German Foreign Office’s Planning Staff. Since 2007 he is member of the Board of Directors of the Frankfurt University’s Cluster of Excellence called “The Formation of Normative Orders” and since 2010 Vice‐President of the EU Consortium for Non‐proliferation and Disarmament. Since 1995, Dr. Müller served five times on the German delegations to NPT Review Conferences. His research focuses on disarmament issues, theories of democratic peace, present great power relations and transatlantic relations.
Michal Smetana is a Research Fellow at the Center for Security Policy at the Charles University in Prague, where he also teaches several master-level courses with focus on international security. He has been participating on the research projects of the Institute of International Relations Prague and Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI), and he is one of the main organizers of annual Prague Agenda conference. His main research interests include WMD (non-)proliferation, arms control and disarmament, nuclear policy and strategy, dynamics of international norms and regimes, deterrence theory, and coercive diplomacy. His new book co-edited with Nik Hynek titled Global Nuclear Disarmament: Strategic, Political, and Regional Perspectives is to be published by Routledge in January 2016.
Juha A. Vuori
Juha A. Vuori is acting Professor of World Politics at the Department of Political and Economic Studies, University of Helsinki, and an Adjunct Professor (Docent) of International Politics at the University of Tampere School of Management, both in Finland. His main research focus has been on the critical development of securitization theory through illocutionary logic, semiotics, and the application of the approach to the People’s Republic of China. He has published on the anti-nuclear movement and taught extensively on the international politics of nuclear weapons. He is the author of Critical Security and Chinese Politics: the Anti-Falungong Campaign (Routledge, 2014), and co-author of A History of the People’s Republic of China (in Finnish; Gaudeamus Helsinki University Press, 2012). He has edited a number of books and published in journals such as European Journal of International Relations, Security Dialogue, Critical Studies of Security, Asian Journal of Political Science, and Issues & Studies.
Ward Wilson is a Senior Fellow and director of the Rethinking Nuclear Weapons Project. His principal work is research into the foundations of nuclear weapons thinking and various presentations of new perspectives. His recent book, Five Myths about Nuclear Weapons, is a groundbreaking rethinking of nuclear weapons based on recently uncovered and reanalyzed facts from Cold War archives. He has addressed audiences all over the world on his main areas of expertise – nuclear weapons thinking and theory, international disarmament efforts, and history of war – and these addresses included speeches at the State Department, the Pentagon, the UK House of Commons, the European Parliament and many other institutions or universities.
Jacek Bylica is the Principal Adviser and Special Envoy for Non-proliferation and Disarmament at the European External Action Service. Prior to this appointment, Bylica headed the WMD Non-proliferation Centre at NATO International Staff in Brussels (2008-13). In this capacity he also co-chaired the NATO-Russia Council’s Working Group on Arms Control, Disarmament and Non-proliferation.
Ambassador Ferouki is a career diplomat, currently serving as Director-General for Political Affairs and International Security at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Algeria. She comes with a wealth of experience in particular in the field of disarmament gained throughout her career which includes postings in Vienna, inter alia, assuming the chairmanship of the
Board of Governors of the IAEA and the presidency of the Preparatory Commission for the CTBT. She served as President-designate of the 2015 NPT Review Conference.
Mark Fitzpatrick is Director of the Non-Proliferation and Disarmament Programme at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in London. He is the author of Overcoming Pakistan’s Nuclear Dangers (2014) and The Iranian Nuclear Crisis: Avoiding worst-case outcomes (2008) and the editor of six IISS Strategic Dossiers on countries and regions of proliferation concern. He has lectured throughout the world and is a frequent media commentator on proliferation topics. He joined IISS in October 2005 after a 26-year career in the US Department of State, including as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Non-Proliferation (acting). He is a founding member of the EU Non-Proliferation Consortium.
Jakub Kulhánek is the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. His portfolio includes current political issues and international security. Prior to assuming this position, he served as a Deputy Minister of Defence responsible for government affairs, legislation and public diplomacy. In 2013, he served as a security adviser to the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. From 2011 to 2013 he was an adviser to the Deputy Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, the Parliament of the Czech Republic, and the shadow defence minister. Mr. Kulhánek also headed the East European Programme at the Association for International Affairs (AMO). Apart from the AMO, he worked for the Center for European Policy Analysis and the Eurasian Strategy Project in Washington, DC. He has published on foreign policy and security issues, among other things, in the Harvard International Review, Problems of Post-Communism, the RUSI Journal, and the Moscow Times and on the Atlantic Council website.
Jenny Nielsen is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP). Her research focuses on nuclear non-proliferation and disarmament issues, particularly the multilateral Non-proliferation Treaty (NPT) review process. Currently, Jenny is analyzing the evolving humanitarian initiative and its possible implications for the nuclear non-proliferation regime, as well as assessing options to bridge the existing divide between the disarmament and strategic deterrence constituencies. Most recently she was a Research Associate with BASIC (British American Security Information Council)., a Visiting Scholar at the NATO Defense College and a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the School of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Queensland (Australia). Previously, Jenny was a Research Analyst with the Non-proliferation and Disarmament Programme at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS), a Programme Manager for the Defence & Security Programme at Wilton Park, and a Research Assistant for the Mountbatten Centre for International Studies (MCIS) at the University of Southampton. At MCIS, Jenny was tasked with the co-editing the 2004-2012 editions of the NPT Briefing Book. She holds a PhD from the University of Southampton which focused on U.S. nuclear non-proliferation policy vis-à-vis Iran in the 1970s.
Tariq Rauf presently is the Director of the Disarmament, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation Programme at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI). He was the Senior Advisor to the Chair of Main Committee I (nuclear disarmament) at the 2015 NPT Review Conference, as well as to the Chair of the 2014 NPT PrepCom. From 2002 to 2011, he was Head of Verification and Security Policy Coordination, Office reporting to the Director General, at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), and was the Alternate Head of the IAEA Delegation to NPT PrepComs and Review Conferences. From 1987 through 2000, he was Non-Proliferation Expert with Canada’s delegations to NPT meetings. His reports on the 2015 NPT RevConf are available here and here.
Wolfgang Rudischhauser is the Director of the WMD Non-proliferation Center in Emerging Security Challenges Division in NATO headquarters. Throughout his life, he has been engaged in non-proliferation activities, holding a number of positions connected to these, e. g. Diplomatic Adviser to the Personal Representative of the High Representative for Non-proliferation and Disarmament at the EU Council Secretariat, and the Head of IAEA Unit, Division on Non-proliferation and Disarmament. His educational background includes diplomacy and economics.
Adam M. Scheinman
Adam Scheinman is Special Representative of the President of the US for Nuclear Nonproliferation. Previously, he served as Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for International Security and Nonproliferation at the US Department of State. He started his career in 1990 as a policy analyst and program coordinator for several non-governmental organizations, focusing on arms control and nonproliferation matters. Between 1999 and 2009, he held various responsibilities in the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration. From 2009 to 2013, he was appointed as Director for Nonproliferation on the White House National Security Staff, where he oversaw all aspects of US multilateral nuclear policy.
Jiří Schneider is Senior Fellow and Director of Special Projects at the Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI). He recently served as First Deputy Minister in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic. From 2005 to 2010, he was Program Director of the PSSI. He was previously Head of the Policy Planning Department at the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs (1993 to 1994, 1999 to 2001, and 2003) and Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Israel (1995 to 1998). He was also an International Policy Fellow at the Open Society Institute in Budapest (2002) and an MP of the Czechoslovak Federal Assembly (1990 to 1992). He is a graduate of the Czech Technical University and holds a Diploma from the University of Cambridge.
Kim Won-soo is the Under Secretary-General of the United Nations and the Acting High Representative for Disarmament Affairs. Prior to taking on this post, Mr. Kim served as Assistant-Secretary-General and Special Adviser to the Secretary-General. Mr. Kim has also served as Ambassador of the Republic of Korea leading the Transition Team for the eighth Secretary-General of the United Nations in 2007. Before joining the United Nations, he worked in the Office of the President of the Republic of Korea, serving as Secretary for International Security Affairs and Secretary for Foreign Affairs and Trade. He also served as Director-General for Policy Planning and Ambassador for Regional Security Cooperation in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and as Special Adviser to the Foreign Minister and Ambassador for UN issues.
Senator Salwa Damen al Masri
Senator Salwa Damen al Masri has been a member of the Jordanian senate from 2001-2009 and again from 2013. She has served as Head of the Euro-Mediterranean Women Parliamentarian Forum (2003), Minister of Social Development (1995 and 2001), Director of UNFPA Project “Women and Development” (1987-1994), First Vice President of the Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) Coordinating Committee of Women Parliamentarians (2004-2005) and as Co-rapporteur for the IPU Standing Committee on Peace & International Security for the 109th, 111th and 116th IPU Assemblies. She is a member of the PNND Council.
Emmanuel Dupuy is the president of the Institute for Prospective and Security in Europe (IPSE), a security consultant and associate professor on Geopolitics and Security issues (université Paris-Sud). Since June 2015, he has been the National Secretary Responsible for Defence in the political party - Union of Democrats and Independents. He was political advisor for the French Military Task Force Lafayette (Kapisa province & Surobi district, Afghanistan) from February to July 2011. Prior to that he was a researcher at the Institute For Strategic Research at Military Academy (IRSEM- Ecole militaire) and Chief of Staff for Research and Defense Issues at the Office of the Secretary of State for Defense and Veterans Affairs.
Xanthe Hall has worked as the nuclear disarmament campaigner at IPPNW Germany for over 18 years and is based at their office in Berlin, Germany. In the early eighties, she was a member of the West Midlands CND executive committee responsible for Non-violent Direct Action and worked as a staff member for CND before leaving for West Berlin in 1985. She co-founded the Abolition 2000 Global Network for the Elimination of Nuclear Weapons in 1995. She also helped found the German Abolition national network - Traegerkreis „Atomwaffen abschaffen“. Xanthe has served as a member of the Executive Committee of Middle Powers Initiative and the Abolition Global Council. Until recently, she served as the German PNND Coordinator and German 2020 Vision Campaigner for Mayors for Peace.
Marek Jukl is President of the Czech Red Cross. He holds public lectures on humanitarian aid and international humanitarian law. Furthemore, he works at the Palacky University as a mathematics lecturer specialised in geometry.
Baroness Sue Miller
Baroness Miller of Chilthorne Domer, PNND Co-president, is the Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Home Affairs, and has also served as spokesperson for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (2001-07), and Agriculture and Rural Affairs (1999-2001). She is a member of several all-party groups, including the Chairperson of the Street Children Group, Vice-chair of the Mexico Group, the Local Environmental Quality Group, Conservation and Wildlife Group and others. She is a member of the LibDem Federal Policy Committee and the Inter-Parliamentary Union.
Hervé Morin MP
Hervé Morin is a member of the French National Assembly, Mayor of Epaignes (Normandie) and former Defence Minister (2007-2010). During his ministerial mandate he introduced legislation recognising health damages for the French, Polynesians and Algerians caused by nuclear testing. Morin was a key figure in the realization of the treaty on defence and cooperation with the United Kingdom. He is the president of the political party New Centre and the co-founder of The Union of Democrats and Independents.
Marit Nybakk MP
Marit Nybakk is First Vice-President of the Norwegian Parliament and Co-president of PNND. She has previously served as Chairperson of the Standing Committee on Defense, Head of the Norwegian Delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, member of the Norwegian Delegation to the European Union and Head of the Norwegian Delegation to the Arctic Council. Ms Nybakk has been a member of the Storting for Oslo on behalf of the Labour Party since 1987, and has been re-elected on four occasions.
Johannes Raseriti Tau MP
Johannes Raseriti Tau is President of the Inter-Parliamentary Union Standing Comittee on International Peace and Security. He serves as Deputy Chairperson of the South African National Council of Provinces. He started being politically active as a student, participating in several movements, which led him into conflict with the oppressive apartheid regime that later resulted in his expulsion from studies. Later, he worked at the African National Congress and became its regional secretary. His work focuses mainly on social development, community development, education and youth.
Kingston Reif is the Director of Disarmament at the Arms Control Association, where his work focuses on nuclear disarmament, preventing nuclear terrorism, and the defense budget. Prior to joining the Arms Control Association, Reif was the Director of Nuclear-Nonproliferation at the Center for Arms Control and Nonproliferation and Council for a Livable World. Reif writes a monthly column for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. In addition, he has published articles and op-eds in various outlets, including Foreign Policy, Defense One, Time, Defense News, and the Hill.
Matt Robson is New Zealand’s former Minister for Disarmament and Arms Control, Associate Minister of Foreign Affairs, Minister for Land Information and Minister of Corrections. After serving in government, Matt Robson returned to his original profession of lawyer. He remains active in advocating global peace. He serves as the President of Aotearoa Lawyers for Peace and the South East Asia Coordinator for PNND.
Mani Shankar Aiyar MP
Mani Shankar Aiyar is a member of the Rajya Sabha (Upper House), PNND Co-President and a leading member of Global Zero. He began his career as an Indian diplomat before becoming the Private Secretary for Indian Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, during which time he assisted Gandhi draft the Rajiv Gandhi Plan for Nuclear Disarmament and a Non-violent World Order. He has been a member of Lok Sabha (Lower House, and served as Cabinet Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas and Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. Mani Shankar is author of a number of books including Remembering Rajiv (1992), Pakistan Papers (1994), Confessions of a Secular Fundamentalist (2004) and A Time of Transition: Rajiv Gandhi to the 21st Century (2009).
Rob van Riet
Rob Van Riet is the Coordinator of the Peace and Disarmament Programme at the World Future Council. His task is to identify best disarmament policies, which includes preparing information materials for parlamentarians to advance nuclear disarmament. In addition, Rob serves as UK Coordinator of PNND and as Director of the Nuclear Abolition Forum – a website and magazine that fosters debate on key elements for achieving the prohibition and elimination of nuclear weapons.
Viktor Rogalev is a member of the Mazhilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defense and Security and a member of the Political Council of the People’s Democratic Party “Nur Otan”. He serves on the PNND Council.
Rimma Velikanova is a student of the Hanze University in Groningen, the Netherlands. She served as the coordinator for Global Wave 2015 – a global civil campaign to support a successful outcome of the NPT Review Conference 2015. She is one of the authors and initial endorsers of the Youth Pledge for Nuclear Abolition launched in Hiroshima in August 2015.
Alyn Ware is a peace educator and nuclear disarmament consultant. He is the Global Coordinator of Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament, Director of the Basel Peace Office and a Consultant for the International Association of Lawyers Against Nuclear Arms. He has co-founded a number of initiatives including the Nuclear Abolition Forum, Cool Schools Peer mediation Program and UNFOLD ZERO which promotes UN focused initiatives and actions for the achievement of a nuclear weapons free world. He coordinated the drafting of a model Nuclear Weapons Convention which has been circulated by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon as a guide to multilateral negotiations on nuclear disarmament. He is a recipient of a number of awards including the UN International Year for Peace Award and the Right Livelihood Award (‘Alternative Nobel Peace Prize’).