Dr. Lawrence Scheinman
Washington, D.C. Office
Dr. Lawrence Scheinman is currently Distinguished Professor at CNS and Adjunct Professor, School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Areas of Research
- International nuclear policy and technology-related issues
- Nuclear nonproliferation and arms control
- Nuclear-related international relations
Dr. Scheinman is the former Assistant Director (Assistant Secretary) of the United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency responsible for Nonproliferation and Regional Arms Control, a post to which he was appointed by the President in 1994 and held through late 1997. He was Professor of Government (International Law and Relations) at Cornell University from 1974-1996 (now retired) and served as Director of the Program on Science, Technology and Society as well as Director and later Associate Director of the Peace Studies Program. Dr. Scheinman previously held tenured posts at the University of Michigan and the University of California, Los Angeles before coming to Cornell University.
Dr. Scheinman has been involved in international nuclear and technology related matters as an academic and as a government and international organization official for four decades. He served as Senior Policy Analyst and Head of the Office of International Policy Planning at the Energy Research and Development Administration (1976); as Principal Deputy to the Deputy Under-Secretary of State for Security Assistance, Science and Technology and Senior Advisor to the Undersecretary (1977, 1978) with particular responsibility for dealing with US-Japanese peaceful nuclear relations) and with INFCE, where he led the US delegation on Assurance of Nuclear Supply; as Special Assistant to the Director-General of the International Atomic Energy Agency for nonproliferation and arms control matters (1/1986-9/1987, 1992); as Counselor for Nonproliferation at the Department of Energy (late 1993-early 1994); and as Assistant Director of ACDA (1994-1997). In that capacity he was one of the US Delegation Heads at the 1995 NPT Review and Extension Conference and subsequent Prep-Com and US Head of Delegation to the NPT Depositary Meetings with the Russian Federation and the United Kingdom. Most recently (2004-2005) he served as Policy Advisor to the IAEA Expert Group Study on Multilateral Nuclear Approaches to the Nuclear Fuel Cycle and on the Senate Foreign Relations Policy Advisory Group (2005-2007). Earlier he was a member of the Department of State Advisory Board on Arms Control and Non-Proliferation (1998-2001) and from 1981-1987 served on the Department of State Advisory Committee on Oceans, Environment and Scientific Affairs.
He has been a member of the Core Group of the Programme for the Promotion of Non-Proliferation, the Advisory Committee of the Atlantic Council for the United States Non-Proliferation Project, as well as the Washington Council on Nonproliferation and the Executive Committee of the Federation of American Scientists. Dr. Scheinman has been Visiting Research Scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (1969-70) while on leave from the University of Michigan, and Fellow of the Harvard University Center for International Affairs (1967-1968) on leave from the University of California, Los Angeles. He is included in American Men of Science and Who's Who in the East. In 1997 he received the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency's highest tribute, the Distinguished Honor Award.
- Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of Michigan
- J D. from New York University School of Law
- B.A. from Brandeis University
Dr. Scheinman is the author, co-author, and editor of a number of books, and has contributed chapters and articles to hundreds of scholarly books and journals that reflect he interests of the author.
- Implementing Resolution 1540: The Role of Regional Organizations, editor and co-author (UNIDIR, 2008)
- Assuring the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Safeguards System (Atlantic Council of the United States, 1992)
- The IAEA and World Nuclear Order (Resources for the Future, 1987)
- The Non-Proliferation Role of the International Atomic Energy: A Critical Assessment (Resources for the Future, 1985)
- Nuclear Safeguards, The Peaceful Atom and the International Atomic Energy Agency (Carnegie Endowment, 1969)
- International Law and Political Crisis, co-editor and co-author (Little Brown & Co., 1968)
- Atomic Energy Policy in France Under the Fourth Republic (Princeton University Press, 1965)
Articles and Essays
- "The Domestic and International Politics of Spent Nuclear Fuel in South Korea: Are We Approaching Meltdown" (Lawrence Scheinman, Seong-won Park and Miles Pomper) Korea Economic Institute Academic Paper Series V.5 Number 3 (March 2010)
- "UN Security Council Resolution 1540: Historical Analysis, Current Status of Implementation and Looking to the Future" (with Johan Bergenas) Center for information on security trade control CISTEC Journal No. 126 (Japanese) March, 2010.
- "Equal Opportunity: Historical Challenges and Future Prospects of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle," Arms Control Today (May 2007)
- "The US-India Nuclear Deal: Taking Stock" (with Fred McGoldrick and Harold Bengelsdorf) Arms Control Today (October 2005)
- "Article IV of the NPT: Background, Problems, Prospects," Weapons of Mass Destruction Commission (Commissioned paper #5, 2004)
- "Israel, India and Pakistan: Engaging the Non-NPT States in the Non-Proliferation Regime," [with Marvin Miller] Arms Control Today (December, 2003)
- "Transcending Sovereignty in the Management and Control of Nuclear Materials" in IAEA Bulletin, (December 2001) and in Journal of Nuclear Materials Management (Winter 2002)
- "Nuclear Weapons and Peace in the Middle East" in S. Spiegel, ed. Dynamics of Middle East Proliferation (Mellen Press, 2002)
- "Arms Control Treaties and Confidence-Building Measures as Management Tools" (with M.Krepon) in Crocker, et al., eds. Turbulent Peace: The Challenges of Managing Conflict (Washington: USIP, 2001)
- "Politics and Pragmatism: The Challenges for NPT 2000," Arms Control Today, April 2000