Lawrence Scheinman

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Dr. Lawrence Scheinman "is currently Distinguished Professor of International Policy of the Monterey Institute of International Studies and Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University. He is the former Assistant Director (Assistant Secretary) of the United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency responsible for Nonproliferation and Regional Arms Control, a post to which he was appointed by the President in 1994 and held through late 1997. He was Professor of Government (International Law and Relations) at Cornell University from 1974-1996 and served as Director of the Program on Science, Technology and Society as well as Director and later Associate Director of the Peace Studies Program. Dr. Scheinman previously held tenured posts at the University of Michigan and the University of California, Los Angeles before coming to Cornell University. He holds a Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of Michigan, a J D. from New York University School of Law and a BA. from Brandeis University. He is admitted to practice before the bar of the State of New York.

"Dr. Scheinman has been involved in international nuclear and technology related matters as an academic and as a government and international organization official for several decades. He served as Senior Policy Analyst and Head of the Office of International Policy Planning at the Energy Research and Development Administration (1976); as Principal Deputy to the Deputy Under-Secretary of State for Security Assistance, Science and Technology and Senior Advisor to the Undersecretary (1977, 1978 with particular responsibility for dealing with US-Japanese peaceful nuclear relations); as Special Assistant to the Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency for nonproliferation and arms control matters (1986-1988, 1992); as Counselor for Nonproliferation at the Department of Energy (late 1993-early 1994) and as Assistant Director of ACDA (1994-1997). In that capacity he was one of the US Delegation Heads at the 1995 NPT Review and Extension Conference and subsequent PrepCom and US Head of Delegation to the NPT Depositary Meetings with the Russian Federation and the United Kingdom.

"He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He has been a member of the Core Group of the Programme for the Promotion of Non-Proliferation; of the Advisory Committee of the Atlantic Council for the United States Non-Proliferation Project; of the Washington Council on Nonproliferation; and of the Executive Committee of the Federation of American Scientists. He was a member of the Department of State Advisory Board on Arms Control and Non-Proliferation from 1998-2001, and from 1981-1987 served on the Department of State's Advisory Committee on Oceans, Environment and International Scientific Affairs. Dr. Scheinman has been the Visiting Research Scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (1969-70) while on leave from the University of Michigan, and Fellow of the Harvard University Center for International Affairs (1967-1968) on leave from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is included in American Men of Science and Who's Who in the East. In 1997 he received the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency's highest tribute, the Distinguished Honor Award.

"Dr. Scheinman has published extensively in the fields of non-proliferation, arms control and international nuclear and technology cooperation. His books and monographs; include Atomic Energy Policy in France Under the Fourth Republic (Princeton University Press, 1965); EURA-TOM: Nuclear Integration in Europe (Carnegie Endowment, 1967); Nuclear Safeguards, The Peaceful Atom and the International Atomic Energy Agency (Carnegie Endowment, 1969); The Non-Proliferation Role of the International Atomic Energy: A Critical Assessment (Resources for the Future, 1985); The IAEA and World Nuclear Order (Resources for the Future, 1987); Non-Proliferation and the IAEA: A US-Soviet Agenda (Atlantic Council of the United States, 1985); Assuring the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Safeguards System (Atlantic Council of the United States, 1992).

"Recent articles and essays include “The Nuclear Fuel Cycle: A Challenge for Nonproliferation,” Disarmament Diplomacy, 76 (March/April 2004); “Shadow and Substance: Securing the Future of Atoms for Peace” IAEA Bulletin (December, 2003); “Israel, India and Pakistan: Engaging the Non-NPT States in the Non-Proliferation Regime,” [with Marvin Miller] Arms Control Today (December, 2003) “Transcending Sovereignty in the Management and Control of Nuclear Materials” in IAEA Bulletin, (December,. 2001) and in Journal of Nuclear Materials Management (Winter, 2002); “U.S. Nuclear Policy, Arms Control and Non-Proliferation: Retrospect and Prospect,” in Disarmament in the 21st Century: Appeal from Hiroshima (Hiroshima Peace Institute Press, 2002); “The Non-Proliferation Regime and Fissile Materials”(in P. Leventhal, ed. Nuclear Power and the Spread of Nuclear Weapons: Can We Have One Without The Other? Brassey Press, 2002); “Implications of the War against Terrorism for the Non-Proliferation Regime” in M. Barletta (ed) After 9/11: Preventing Mass-Destruction Terrorism and Weapons Proliferation (MIIS/CNS Occasional Paper #8, 2002); “Nuclear Weapons and Peace in the Middle East” in S. Spiegel (Ed) Dynamics of Middle East Proliferation (Mellen Press, 2002); "Arms Control Treaties and Confidence-Building Measures as Management Tools" (with M.Krepon) in Crocker et al (eds) Turbulent Peace: The Challenges of Managing Conflict (Washington, USIP, 2001); "Regimes, Defense and Deterrence" (The CBW Conventions Bulletin, June, 2000) - a longer version appears as "Possible Responses to Chemical and Biological Weapon Attacks" in J.Goldblat (ed) Nuclear Disarmament: Obstacles to Banishing the Bomb ( London, I.B.Tauris; 2000); "Politics and Pragmatism: The Challenges for NPT 2000" (Arms Control Today, April 2000); "Engaging the Non-NPT States in the Non-Proliferation Regime," (PPNN Issue Brief 16, May, 1999); "Pragmatic Steps Toward Nuclear Disarmament" (with T.Hirsch) in M. Jawhar Hassan, A Pacific Peace: Issues and Responses (ISIS, Malaysia, 1998).; "Almost a Success Story: Non-Proliferation, Retrospect and Prospect" (Foreign Service Journal, February, 1998); "Challenges and Opportunities in the Post NPT Conference Environment" (in Beier and Mataija, eds. Verification, Compliance and Confidence Building: The Global and Regional Interface, 1996); "Modalities for Verifying a Middle East Nuclear Weapon Free Zone" (in Spiegel and Pervin, eds. Practical Peacemaking in the Middle East, 1995); "Regional Imperatives and Global Non-Proliferation: The Challenge of Reconciliation," (Pacifica Review, 1994); "Lessons from Post-War Iraq for the International Full-Scope Safeguards Regime," Arms Control Today, 1993); "The International Atomic Energy Agency and Arms Control" (in Burns, ed. Encyclopedia of Arms Control and Disarmament, 1993); "Managing the Coming Glut of Nuclear Weapons Material," Arms Control Today, 1992; and "Nuclear Safeguards and Non-Proliferation in a Changing World Order, Security Dialogue (December, 1992).

"Current projects include (1) a MacArthur Foundation funded study, “Technology Sharing and Non-Proliferation: A Critical History and Roadmap for the Future,” (2) a study in conjunction with UNIDIR on the role of multilateral institutions in treaty verification in the 21st century with a focus on IAEA, OPCW, UNSCOM/UNMOVIC and regional institutions including ARF/ASEAN, OAU, OAS, OSCE; (3) regional security in Asia with a focus both on Japan, China and the US in the context of missile defense issues, and South Asia with emphasis on nuclear issues; (4) innovative strategies for dealing with the nuclear fuel cycle in the context of the NPT and (5) challenges to the effectiveness of International Atomic Energy Agency safeguards." [1]

  • Conflict Management Faculty, SAIS

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  1. Conflict Management Faculty, SAIS, accessed April 8, 2010.