Global Conference 2010

Speaker's Biography

Scott Sagan

Caroline S.G. Munro Professor of Political Science and Co-Director, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University


Scott Sagan is the Caroline S.G. Munro Professor of Political Science at Stanford University and co-director of Stanford's Center for International Security and Cooperation. He also serves as the co-chair of the Global Nuclear Future Initiative of the American Academy of Arts and Science. Before Stanford, Sagan was a lecturer in the Department of Government at Harvard University and special assistant to the director of the Organization of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. He has been a consultant to the office of the secretary of defense, the Sandia National Laboratory and the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Sagan is the co-author of The Spread of Nuclear Weapons: A Debate Renewed (2002) and the author of Moving Targets: Nuclear Strategy and National Security (1989) and The Limits of Safety: Organizations, Accidents, and Nuclear Weapons (1993). He is the co-editor of Planning the Unthinkable (2000) and the editor of Inside Nuclear South Asia (2009).


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