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Meeting of the International Security Advisory Board

Media Note
Washington, DC
July 12, 2011


Today, the International Security Advisory Board (ISAB) met with Under Secretary Bill Burns, Under Secretary Ellen Tauscher, Special Advisor Robert Einhorn, Assistant Secretary Rose Gottemoeller, Assistant Secretary Andrew Shapiro and Acting Assistant Secretary Vann Van Diepen. The Board provides independent insight and advice on scientific, technical, and policy aspects of arms control, disarmament, proliferation, international security, and related aspects of public diplomacy. The ISAB provides its recommendations directly to Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and the Department of State.

The meeting marked the first gathering of ISAB members appointed by Secretary Clinton:

  • Dr. Graham Allison, Director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and Douglas Dillon Professor of Government at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government;
  • Dr. Michael Anastasio, former Director of Los Alamos National Laboratory and Livermore National Laboratory;
  • Dr. Bruce Blair, President of the World Security Institute and Co-founder of Global Zero;
  • Hon. Douglas Bereuter, former Republican Congressman from Nebraska;
  • Mr. Joseph Cirincione, President of Ploughshares Fund;
  • Mr. Charles B. Curtis, Senior Advisor to the Center for Strategic and International Studies and President Emeritus of the Nuclear Threat Initiative;
  • Hon. Robert Terry Everett, former Republican Congressman from Alabama;
  • Mr. Rajiv “Raj” Fernando, CEO and founder of Chopper Trading;
  • Ambassador Robert Gallucci, President of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation;
  • Ambassador James Goodby, former career minister in the Senior Foreign Service;
  • Dr. Robert E. Hunter, Director of the Center for Transatlantic Security Studies at the National Defense University;
  • Dr. Shirley Ann Jackson, President of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute;
  • Dr. Raymond Jeanloz, Senior Fellow in the Miller Institute for Basic Research in Science and Professor of Earth and Planetary Science and Astronomy at the University of California, Berkeley;
  • Dr. David A. Kay, former head of the Iraq Survey Group and UN Chief Weapons Inspector;
  • General Montgomery C. Meigs, USA (Ret.), President and CEO of Business Executives for National Security;
  • Rep. Harold P. Naughton Jr., member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives;
  • Dr. William Perry, the Michael and Barbara Berberian Professor (emeritus) at Stanford University and former U.S. Secretary of Defense;
  • Lt. General Brent Scowcroft, USAF (Ret.), President of The Scowcroft Group Inc. and former National Security Advisor to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H. W. Bush;
  • Mr. Walter Slocombe, Senior Counsel in the law firm of Caplin & Drysdale, Chartered and former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy;
  • Dr. James A. Tegnelia, President and Owner of DBE Consulting LLC and former Director of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency;
  • Mr. William H. Tobey, Senior Fellow at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government;
  • Dr. Ellen D. Williams, Chief Scientist for BP p.l.c. and former Distinguished Professor in the Institute of Physical Science and Technology and the Department of Physics at the University of Maryland;
  • Dr. Joan B. Woodard, Presiding Director, Member of Nominating & Governance Committee and Member of Compensation & Human Resources Committee for PNM Resources Inc. and former Executive Vice President and Deputy Laboratories Director for Nuclear Weapons at Sandia National Laboratories.

The ISAB is sponsored and overseen by the Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security, Ellen Tauscher. Dr. William Perry will serve as Chairman and Charles B. Curtis will serve as Vice Chairman. Photos taken at the meeting can be found here.

PRN: 2011/1166

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