Mr. Anthony Wier joined the staff of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation in January 2021 where he currently serves as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nonproliferation Policy with a focus on biological policy, multilateral nuclear and security affairs, and nuclear energy safety and security. Prior to rejoining the U.S. Department of State, Mr. Wier served on the staff of the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL) in Washington, DC where he served as the Legislative Secretary for Nuclear Disarmament and Pentagon Spending from May 2017 to the end of 2020. He was the FCNL’s lead lobbyist and the director of their work on nuclear weapons policy and was a key team leader in their lobbying efforts to reign in Pentagon spending.
Mr. Wier’s prior work with the State Department includes an appointment in September 2015 when he was named Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Regional, Global and Functional Affairs after having served on the State Department’s Policy Planning Staff, where he focused on nonproliferation and political-military affairs. Before coming to the Department of State, Mr. Wier was a Senior Professional Staff Member for the U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations. He has also previously worked at the Project on Managing the Atom at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and at the Office of Management and Budget. Anthony holds a Master of Public Affairs and a Master of Arts in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies from the University of Texas at Austin, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Russian from Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas.