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Updated: Mar 9, 2012

Jon Wolfsthal Appointed New CNS Deputy Director

CNS is pleased to announce the appointment of Jon Wolfsthal as its new Deputy Director, effective April 1, 2012.

The James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) at the Monterey Institute for International Studies (MIIS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jon Wolfsthal as its new Deputy Director, effective April 1. Jon Wolfsthal is one of the world's foremost experts on nonproliferation, arms control and nuclear security and has served for the last three years in the White House as special advisor to Vice President Joseph R. Biden for nuclear security and as a director on the National Security Council for nonproliferation.

"We could not be more pleased that Jon is joining CNS. Jon brings real-world policy expertise and insights. He is a noted author and media commentator on security and his appointment to CNS will help further advance our activities in support of innovative and constructive international nonproliferation policies."
William Potter
Sam Nunn and Richard Lugar Professor of Nonproliferation Studies and Founding Director of CNS

Mr. Wolfsthal is the co-author of Deadly Arsenals: Tracking Weapons of Mass Destruction and has a distinguished career both inside and out of government. Prior to serving in the White House, he was a senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington and, prior to that, Deputy Director for Nonproliferation at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. He previously served at the Department of Energy in a variety of positions, serving most notably in North Korea during the 1990s. He has published or been quoted in most major print and media outlets, and has contributed scholarly articles to policy journals, including Survival, Foreign Affairs, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Arms Control Today and many others.

"I am honored to have the chance to contribute to the mission and the team at CNS. Through its students and its policy experts, the Monterey Institute and CNS are uniquely positioned to help shape the future of American and global nonproliferation efforts. I look forward to being a part of its very bright future."
Jon Wolfsthal

Mr. Wolfsthal will be based in DC during the summer of 2012 and then assume his position in Monterey in the fall. He can be reached at jwolfsthal@miis.edu (after April 1, 2012).

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