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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.

Steve Fetter is a professor of Public Policy and Associate Provost for Academic Affairs at the University of Maryland. He was assistant director at-large in the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) in the White House from 2009-2012 and from 2011-2012 he directed OSTP's environment and energy division.

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, IOM) 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, IOM) 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.

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 Robert E. Shope Chair in Global Health and Director of the Program on Global Health at the Institute for Human Infections and Immunity 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.

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, IOM) 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.

George Perkovich is Vice President for studies and the Director of the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. His research is on nuclear strategy and nonproliferation, with a focus on South Asia and Iran and he is the author of the book India's Nuclear Bomb.

Michael Clegg (Ex-officio), Foreign Secretary, National Academy of Sciences, Washington D.C.

NAS = National Academy of Sciences
NAE = National Academy of Engineering
IOM = Institute of Medicine