Belfer Center researchers include Harvard faculty members, project directors and other expert staff, senior fellows and fellows. They contribute frequently to outside publications, advise government officials, participate in special commissions, brief journalists and policymakers, and share research results with specialists and the public.
Professor of Practice; Co-Principal Investigator, Project on Managing the Atom
Member of the Board
Matthew Bunn is a Professor of Practice at Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. His research interests include nuclear theft and terrorism; nuclear proliferation and measures to control it; and the future of nuclear energy and its fuel cycle.
Former Co-Director, Preventive Defense Project, Harvard & Stanford Universities
Former Chair of International & Global Affairs faculty, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Former Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy (1993–1996), U.S. Department of Defense
Member of the Board (on leave), Belfer Center for Science & International Affairs
Former Under Secretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics (April 2009–October 2011)
Dr. Ashton B. Carter is on leave to serve as Deputy Secretary of Defense.
Former Director and Faculty Chair, Science, Technology and Public Policy Program
Member of the Board (on leave), Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
John P. Holdren is on leave to serve as the Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and Director, Office of Science and Technology Policy.
Executive Director for Research, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Member of the Board,, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs
Gary Samore is the Executive Director for Research at the Belfer Center. Prior to this, he served for four years as President Obama’s White House Coordinator for Arms Control and the Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Terrorism, including as U.S. Sherpa for the 2010 and 2012 Nuclear Security Summits.
Senior Research Associate, Project on Managing the Atom
Hui Zhang is a Senior Research Associate in the Project on Managing the Atom at the Belfer Center. His research includes verification techniques of nuclear arms control, the control of fissile material, nuclear terrorism, China’s nuclear policy, nuclear safeguards and non-proliferation, policy of nuclear fuel cycle and reprocessing.
Stanton Nuclear Security Predoctoral Fellow, International Security Program/Project on Managing the Atom
Tong Zhao is a Ph.D. candidate in the Program on Science, Technology, and International Affairs at the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Institute of Technology. He is currently working on trust-building between the United States and China in the area of nuclear arms control and nonproliferation.
Associate, Project on Managing the Atom
Yun Zhou received her Ph.D. in nuclear engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, in 2006. Her current research interests include international security implications under a global nuclear expansion scenario and alternative nuclear technologies such as small reactor designs without on-site refueling for developing countries.