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Raymond Jeanloz (NAS) is Professor in Earth and Planetary Science and in Astronomy at the University of California at Berkeley. His expertise is in the properties of materials at high pressures and temperatures, and in the nature of planetary interiors.


Marvin Adams is HTRI Professor of Nuclear Engineering and Director of the Institute for National Security Education and Research at Texas A&M University.  He has served extensively on review, advisory, and study bodies for the National Nuclear Security Administration, its laboratories, and the broader U.S. national security enterprise.

John F. Ahearne (NAE) is the Director of the Ethics Program at Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Society, a lecturer in public policy at Duke University, and an adjunct scholar at Resources for the Future. He has served as deputy and principal deputy assistant secretary of defense, in the White House Energy Office as deputy assistant secretary of energy and as Commissioner and Chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Ambassador Linton Brooks is an independent consultant on international security issues, a Senior Advisor at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and a Distinguished Research Fellow at the National Defense University. He served as Administrator of the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration from 2002 to 2007.

Matthew Bunn is a Professor of Practice at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. His research interests include nuclear theft and terrorism; nuclear proliferation and measures to control it; the future of nuclear energy and its fuel cycle; and policies to promote innovation in energy technologies. Before joining the Kennedy School in 1997, he served for three years as an adviser to the Office of Science and Technology Policy.

David Franz is the former commander of the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) and Deputy Director of the Center for Emergency Care and Disaster Preparedness at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

Richard L. Garwin (NAS, NAE, NAM) is IBM Fellow Emeritus of the Thomas J. Watson Research Center of the IBM Corporation. He served the President's Science Advisory Committee as both a consultant and a member and was chair of the State Department’s Arms Control and Nonproliferation Advisory Board and its predecessors from 1992 to 2001.

Diane E. Griffin (NAS, NAM) is the Alfred and Jill Sommer Professor and Chair in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is also Vice President-elect of the National Academy of Sciences.

Margaret Hamburg (NAM) is the foreign secretary of the National Academy of Medicine. She was the Commissioner of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration from 2009 to 2015. Prior to that, she served as vice president for biological programs at the Nuclear Threat Initiative, assistant secretary for planning and evaluation at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and as commissioner of the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.

John G Hildebrand (NAS Ex-officio Member) is the Regents Professor of Neuroscience in the College of Science at the University of Arizona, Tucson. In July 2014, Hildebrand was elected foreign secretary succeeding Michael T. Clegg, and will serve a four-year term, during which time, Hildebrand will be responsible for the international activities of the Academy.

Alastair Iain Johnston is the Governor James Albert Noe and Linda Noe Laine Professor of China in World Affairs, Government Department, Harvard University. He is a Faculty Associate at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, the Olin Institute for Strategic Studies, and the Fairbank Center for East Asian Research at Harvard University.

James Le Duc is the Director of Galveston National Laboratory and Professor of Microbiology and Immunology and is the John Sealy Distinguished University Chair in Tropical and Emerging Virology at the University of Texas Medical Branch. His research interests are the mechanisms and overwintering of arthropod-borne viruses, as well as the natural hosts and epidemiology of hantaviruses.

Richard Meserve (NAE) is President Emeritus of the Carnegie Institution for Science, where he served from 2003 to 2014. Prior to that, he served as Chairman of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) under both Presidents William J. Clinton and George W. Bush. Before joining the NRC, Meserve was a partner in the Washington, D.C., law firm of Covington & Burling LLP, and he now serves as Senior Of Counsel to the firm on a part-time basis. 

Admiral Richard W. Mies (USN, retired) is former Commander in Chief United States Strategic Command. He is the former President and CEO of Hicks and Associates, Inc. and Deputy Group Manager of the Transformation, Training, Test, and Logistics Group at Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC).

Peter Palese (NAS, NAM) is Professor and Chair at the Department of Microbiology at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine.  His research emphasis has been on viruses that use RNA rather than DNA as their genetic material to understand the structure and function of these viruses, how they interact with host cells and how they reproduce.

NAS = National Academy of Sciences
NAE = National Academy of Engineering
NAM = National Academy of Medicine