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Pugwash Council for the 12th Quinquennium (2013-2018)

(* indicates member of the Executive Committee)

*Saideh Lotfian (Iran), Chair of Pugwash Council; Professor of Political Science, University of Tehran [formerly: Associate Dean for Research at the Faculty of Law and Political Science, University of Tehran; Assistant Professor of Political Science, Boston University, TCU, and University of Iowa; Visiting Researcher at SIPRI: Visiting Iranian Fellow at St. Antony's College, Oxford University]

*Jayantha Dhanapala (Sri Lanka)–ex-officio as President, Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs [formerly: UN Under-Secretary-General for Disarmament Affairs, Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the US and to the UN Office in Geneva]

*Paolo Cotta-Ramusino (Italy)–ex-officio as Secretary General, Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs; Professor of Mathematical Physics, University of Milan, Italy formerly: Secretary General, Union of Italian Scientists for Disarmament (USPID); Director, Program on Disarmament and International Security, Landau Network – Centro Volta, Como, Italy]

*Steve Miller (USA), Chair of Pugwash Executive Committee; Director of the International Security Program of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government, Editor-in-chief of the quarterly International Security, and Co-chair of the US Pugwash Committee

Sandra Ionno Butcher (USA), Pugwash Executive Director; Director, Pugwash History Project [formerly: Interim Research Director and Senior Analyst, British American Security Information Council (BASIC); Executive Director, Student Pugwash USA]


Ochieng Adala (Kenya), Acting Executive Director, Africa Peace Forum (APFO) in Nairobi, Kenya; Visiting Fellow, Managing Across Boundaries, Stimson Center, Washington, D.C. [formerly: Permanent Representative of Kenya to the United Nations in New York (1992-93); Deputy Secretary/Director for Political Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (1988-92); Ambassador of Kenya to the Arab Republic of Egypt, the Kingdom of Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia]

Hossein Adeli (Iran), Director, Ravand Institution [formerly: Head of Iran's central bank; Ambassador to Canada and the UK under Khatami and Rafsanjani]

Wael al-Assad (Jordan), Representative of the Secretary General for Disarmament and Regional Security, League of Arab States

Haifa Baramki (Palestine), Management & Training Consultant, Ramallah, Palestine; Vice-President of the YWCA of Palestine [formerly: Director, Continuing Education Center, Birzeit University]

Serguei Batsanov (Russia), Director of the Geneva Office of International Pugwash; Member of the Pugwash CBW Steering Committee; Member of the International Advisory Board of the Geneva Centre for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF); Senior Fellow at the United Nations Inter-regional Crime and Justice Research Institute [formerly: Director for Special Projects at the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), The Hague; Representative of the USSR/Russian Federation to the Conference on Disarmament, Geneva (1989-93)]

Adele Buckley (Canada), Physicist, Engineer and Environmental Scientist; Leader of the Arctic Nuclear-Weapons-Free Zone of the Canadian Pugwash Group [formerly: Chair and Treasurer (Executive Committee) of Canadian Pugwash Group: Vice President of Technology & Research at the Ontario Centre for Environmental Technology Advancement (OCETA) in Toronto, Ontario]

Francesco Calogero (Italy)–ex-officio as former Secretary General (1989-1997), Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs; Emeritus Professor of Physics, University of Rome

Chen Huaifan (China), Deputy Secretary-General, Chinese People's Association on Peace and Disarmament (CPAPD), Beijing

Alexander Dynkin (Russia), Chair of the Russian Pugwash Committee; Director of the Institute for World Economy and International Relations of the Russian Academy of Sciences

Sergio Duarte (Brazil), Ambassador (ret.)[formerly: United Nations High Representative for Disarmament Affairs

Lynn Eden (USA), Associate Director for Research and Senior Research Scholar at the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC), Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI), Stanford University; Co-Chair of the US Pugwash Group

*Rolf Ekeus (Sweden), Chairman Emeritus of the Board of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) [formerly: (2001 to 2007,) High Commissioner on National Minorities for the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe; many diplomatic posts, including Swedish Ambassador to the United States (1997-2000); Head of the United Nations Special Commission on Iraq (UNSCOM)]

*Galia Golan (Israel), Professor of Government and Head of the Program in Conflict Resolution at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya, Israel, and Professor Emerita in the Department of Political Science at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HUJI) [formerly: Darwin Professor of Soviet and East European Studies, and Chair of the Department of Political Science, HUJI]

Karen Hallberg (Argentina), Professor of Physics at the Instituto Balseiro in Bariloche; Research Fellow of the Argentine National Council of Science and Technology at the Centro Atomico Bariloche (National Commission of Atomic Energy)

*Anissa E. Hassouna (Egypt), Executive Director of (Sir) Magdi Yacoub Foundation; Treasurer of the Egyptian Council for Foreign Affairs and of the Egyptian Pugwash Society for Science and International Affairs; Member of : IDEA International Advisory Group for West Asia & North Africa (WANA), the Consultative Boards of the Arab Thought Foundation, the Arab Forum for Alternatives; Founder & Chairperson of Enlightened Egypt Foundation; Founding Member of the Think Tank for Arab Women and the Forum for Arab Citizenship in Transition Democracies

Happymon Jacob (India), Assistant Professor (since 2008), Centre for International Politics, Organization and Disarmament, School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi [formerly: teaching positions at the University of Jammu in J&K and the Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Delhi; research positions at the Centre for Air Power Studies, Delhi Policy Group and Observer Research Foundation, all based in New Delhi]

Peter Jones (Canada), Associate Professor, Graduate School of Public and International Affairs,University of Ottawa, Ontario [formerly: Senior Policy Advisor, Security and Intelligence Secretariat of the Privy Council Office in Ottawa (The Prime Minister's Department); Project Leader of the Middle East Project at the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI)]

Venance Journé (France), Researcher, National Scientific Research Council (CNRS), Paris [formerly: Member, Pugwash Executive Committee]

Karim Kadry (Egypt), Interim Chair, International Student/Young Pugwash

Taghreed el-Khodary (Palestine), senior editor, Fanack.com, former New York Times reporter, Gaza

Mustafa Kibaroglu (Turkey), Chair of the Department of International Relations, Director of the Center for Eurasian Studies, and Director of theGraduate Program in International Relations, Okan University, Tuzla, Istanbul [formerly: Associate Professor (non-proliferation, arms control & disarmament matters), International Relations, Bilkent University, Ankara; Joint Research Fellow (2005-2005), International Security Program & Project on Managing the Atom, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, JFK School of Government, Harvard University]

Cliff Kupchan (USA), Director of Eurasia, Middle East and North Africa, and senior Iran Analyst, Eurasia Group, Washington, DC [formerly: Vice President and Senior Fellow, the Nixon Center, as well as of the Russia Program at the Moscow-based Eurasia Foundation; Deputy Coordinator of US Assistance to the NIS in the US Department of State (Clinton Administration); Professional Staff Member in the House Committee on International Relations of the US Congress]

Yoshiko Kurita (Japan), Professor of Middle Eastern History, Department of History, Faculty of Letters, Chiba University

Francesco Lenci (Italy), Physicist, Member Interdisciplinary Center Sciences for Peace, Pisa University; Retired CNR Research Director; Member, Italian Union of Scientists for Disarmament (USPID) Scientific Council [formerly: USPID National Secretary]

Patricia Lewis (Ireland), Research Director, International Security Program, Chatham House, London [formerly: Deputy Director and Scientist-in-Residence, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Monterey Institute of International Studies, California; Director, United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), Geneva; Director, Verification Training, Research and Information Centre (VERTIC), London)

*Li Bin (China), Senior Associate working jointly in the Nuclear Policy Program and the Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment, Washington, DC [formerly: Professor of International Relations at Tsinghua University, Beijing, and Founding Director of their Arms Control Program at the Institute of International Studies]

Sverre Lodgaard (Norway), Senior Research Fellow and former Director of the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) in Oslo [formerly: Director of the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), Geneva, and Director of the International Peace Research Institute (PRIO), Oslo]

Arnold Luethold (Switzerland), Assistant Director and Head of Operations, Middle East and North Africa, Center for the Democratic Control of Armed Forces (DCAF)

Miguel Marin Bosch (Mexico), University Professor of Disarmament and International Security; President of Desarmex (an NGO in México, D. F.) and former Deputy Foreign Minister of Mexico

Talat Masood (Pakistan), former Secretary for Defence Production in the Ministry of Defence; former Chairman and Chief Executive of the Pakistan Ordnance Factories Board

*Amitabh Mattoo (India), Professor of Disarmament Studies at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and Director of the Australia India Institute based at the University of Melbourne [formerly: Member of the National Knowledge Commission, a high-level advisory group to the Prime Minister of India; Vice-Chancellor, University of Jammu; Member of India's National Security Advisory Board; Member of the Prime Minister's Task Force on Global Strategic Developments]

David Menashri (Israel), President of the College for Law and Business, Ramat Gan, Israel; Professor Emeritus, Tel Aviv University [formerly: Dean of Special Programs and Director, Alliance Center for Iranian Studies; Parviz and Pouran Nazarian Chair for Modern Iranian Studies and Professor at the Department of Middle Eastern History, Tel Aviv University]

Goetz Neuneck (Germany), Physicist working on international security issues and technical aspects of arms control; Deputy Director of the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy (IFSH) in Hamburg; Project Leader of the "Interdisciplinary Research Group Disarmament, Arms Control and New Technologies"

Alexander Nikitin (Russia), Deputy Chair of the Russian Pugwash Committee; Director of the Center for Euro-Atlantic Security of the Moscow State Institute for International Relations of the Russian MFA

Pan Zhenqiang (China), Deputy Chairman of the China Foundation of International Studies, Beijing; retired Major General in the Chinese People's Army [formerly: Director of the Institute of Strategic Studies, Beijing]

Ramamurti Rajaraman (India), Emeritus Professor of Physics, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi; Co-Chair of the International Panel on Fissile Materials; Vice President of the Indian National Science Academy; Member of the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of Atomic Scientists,

M. Ahrar Ramizpoor (Afghanistan), Professor (Lecturer) in Sharia at Afghanistan Economic and Legal Studies Organization (AELSO), Kabul; Human Rights Officer at the United Nation Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)

Katariina Simonen (Finland), Senior Advisor for Research, Ministry of Defense, and Associate Fellow, Eric Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights, University of Helsinki

Jennifer Allen Simons, C.M. Ph.D., LL.D (Canada), Founder and President of The Simons Foundation; Adjunct Professor, School for International Studies, and Senior Fellow, Centre for Dialogue, Simon Fraser University; Member of the international Advisory Board of the Centre for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, Australian National University; Founding Partner of Global Zero; Member of the Canadian Government Delegation to the 2000 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference and 2002 NPT Prepcom; Served as a Board Member or member of Advisory Board for some 12 organizations; Appointed to the Order of Canada for contributions to the promotion of Peace and Disarmament; Recipient of both the Queen Elizabeth II Golden Jubilee and the Diamond Jubilee Medals

Ivo Slaus (Croatia), Dean of the University College for International Relations and Diplomacy, Zagreb; Director of the World Academy for Southeast Europe Division; Member of the Club of Rome, and a Fellow of the Academia Europea [formerly; Member of the Croatian Parliament; Chairman of the Parliamentary Subcommittee on Science, Higher Education & Technology; Professor of Physics at Rudjer Boskovic Institute; Foreign Secretary of the Croatian Academy of Sciences & Arts]

Mark Suh (Republic of Korea), South Korean Political Scientist; Chairman of the Corea Trust Fund [formerly: Senior Researcher and Korean Co-ordinator of the Free University of Berlin,Member of the Presidential Advisory Council on Peaceful and Democratic Unification of Korea]

*Tatsujiro Suzuki (Japan) former Pugwash Council member (invited)

Christopher Watson (UK), Chairman British Pugwash Group; Emeritus Fellow, Merton College, Oxford University [formerly: Research in Theoretical Plasma Physics, Culham Laboratory/Oxford University; Business Development Manager in Central & Eastern Europe for AEA Technology; Senior Consultant to the UK/Russian Closed Nuclear Cities Partnership; Head of Project Control Office, Joint European Torus Project]

*Moeed Yusuf (Pakistan), Director of South Asia programs, U.S. Institute of Peace [formerly: Fellow at the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future at Boston University, and concurrently a Research Fellow at the Mossavar-Rahmani Center at Harvard Kennedy School; Co-Founder (in 2007) of the Strategic and Economic Policy Research, a private sector consultancy firm in Pakistan]

Jean-Pascal Zanders (Belgium), Owner and operator of The Trench (www.the-trench.org) [formerly: CBW Project Leader, Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI); Director, BioWeapons Prevention Project; Senior Research Fellow responsible for disarmament, arms control and non-proliferation questions at the European Union Institute for Security Studies (EUISS)]

Bozorgmehr (Reza) Ziaran (Iran), Secretary of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Organization Preparatory Commission (CTBTO PrepCom), and former Ambassador to the Netherlands

Aharon Zohar (Israel), Senior Consultant on national planning to the National Planning Administration, and Head of the construction of 11 new Bedouin towns; Consultant, Regional and Environmental Planning, Carmei-Yosef [formerly: Director, Ashdod Regional Association for Environmental Protection]

Husam Zomlot (Palestine), Executive Deputy Commissioner, Commission for International Affairs, Fatah

Bob van der Zwaan (Netherlands), Senior Scientist, Policy Studies Department of the Energy Research Centre of the Netherlands (ECN), Amsterdam, and Adjunct Professor at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies in Bologna

This list was last updated on 21 January 2014.

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