Michael Levi, a former director of the Federation of American Scientists’ Strategic Security Project, joined the Brookings Institution yesterday as Science and Technology Fellow in Foreign Policy Studies.
“At a time when issues of science and technology are playing an increasingly important role in shaping our national security policy, Brookings is fortunate to have such an outstanding blend of policy and scientific knowledge in a single scholar,” said James B. Steinberg, vice president and director of the Foreign Policy Studies program at Brookings.
At Brookings, Levi will continue to pursue his work on nuclear weapons, radiological weapons, nuclear terrorism, and cooperative security programs with Russia. He is an authority on technical issues relating to national security and foreign policy in the arms control arena.
Prior to joining Brookings, Levi was director of the Strategic Security Project at the Federation of American Scientists in Washington, D.C. The project focused on research and advocacy on nuclear nonproliferation and strategic security issues.
Levi, who received a Masters in Physics from Princeton University in 2001, is the author of several articles in The New Republic, Scientific American, and Issues in Science and Technology and has written op-eds for the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and the Christian Science Monitor. In June 2002, he submitted invited testimony to the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works on the topic of “dirty bombs.”
Levi’s fellowship is being funded by a grant from the MacArthur Foundation. He will be at Brookings through August 2004.
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