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Nuclear Security Summit 2016: GW Experts Available

March 24, 2016
The Nuclear Security Summit 2016 will be held March 31 through April 1 in Washington, D.C. Several George Washington University professors can analyze the issues at play in this meeting of world leaders. 
 
To schedule an interview with any of these experts, contact Jason Shevrin at 202-994-5631 or jshevrin@gwu.edu. GW’s Flash Studio can facilitate live, remote or taped television and radio interviews.
 
Allison M. Macfarlane is the former chairman of U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Dr. Macfarlane is an expert on nuclear energy, nuclear waste, regulation, plutonium disposition and fissile materials management.
 
Janne E. Nolan is an expert on nuclear security, proliferation and nuclear strategy. She is a research professor of international affairs at GW and chairs the Nuclear Security Working Group. Dr. Nolan previously served on the White House Presidential Advisory Board on U.S. Arms and Technology Policy.
 
Elizabeth N. Saunders focuses on how leaders make foreign policy and international security decisions. She is the author of “Leaders at War: How Presidents Shape Military Interventions.” She can discuss U.S. foreign policy and presidential decision-making as well as what the 2016 election could mean for international security. She also studies the politics of foreign policy.
Click here for sample video of Dr. Saunders discussing foreign policy in the 2016 election. 
 
Leon Fuerth is the former national security adviser to Vice President Al Gore. In the early 1980s, Mr. Fuerth worked with then-Congressman Gore on issues of arms control and strategic stability. Mr. Fuerth, a research professor of international affairs, can discuss the mechanics of arms control negotiations with major international powers.
 
Jane Vaynman is the associate director of the GW Institute for Security and Conflict Studies. She is an expert in international security, nuclear weapons and proliferation, arms control and security agreements and international institutions. Her primary research areas are arms control and the nuclear nonproliferation regime.
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