Appendix D Biographies of Committee Members

Richard A. Meserve (Chairman) is a partner in the law firm of Covington and Burling. He holds a law degree from Harvard University Law School and a Ph.D. in applied physics from Stanford University. Earlier in his career he served as clerk for Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun and as legal counsel and senior policy analyst in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Dr. Meserve has served as chair or vice-chair of a number of National Research Council boards and committees, including the Board on Energy and Environmental Systems, the Committee on Declassification of Information for the Department of Energy Environmental Remediation and Related Programs, and the Panel on Cooperation with the USSR on Reactor Safety.

John F. Ahearne is currently director of the Sigma Xi Center and adjunct professor at Duke University. He served as deputy and principal deputy assistant secretary of defense from 1972 to 1977, as deputy assistant secretary of energy from 1977 to 1978, and as commissioner of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission from 1978 to 1983 (Chairman, 1979-1981). Dr. Ahearne was also vice president and senior fellow of Resources for the Future. Prior to his current position, he served as Executive Director of Sigma Xi. He was recently elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering.

Gary K. Bertsch is the university professor of political science and director of the Center for International Trade and Security at the University of Georgia. His research focuses on the domestic and international politics of nonproliferation export controls in the former Soviet Union and Asia, a topic on which he has



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--> Appendix D Biographies of Committee Members Richard A. Meserve (Chairman) is a partner in the law firm of Covington and Burling. He holds a law degree from Harvard University Law School and a Ph.D. in applied physics from Stanford University. Earlier in his career he served as clerk for Supreme Court Justice Harry Blackmun and as legal counsel and senior policy analyst in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. Dr. Meserve has served as chair or vice-chair of a number of National Research Council boards and committees, including the Board on Energy and Environmental Systems, the Committee on Declassification of Information for the Department of Energy Environmental Remediation and Related Programs, and the Panel on Cooperation with the USSR on Reactor Safety. John F. Ahearne is currently director of the Sigma Xi Center and adjunct professor at Duke University. He served as deputy and principal deputy assistant secretary of defense from 1972 to 1977, as deputy assistant secretary of energy from 1977 to 1978, and as commissioner of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission from 1978 to 1983 (Chairman, 1979-1981). Dr. Ahearne was also vice president and senior fellow of Resources for the Future. Prior to his current position, he served as Executive Director of Sigma Xi. He was recently elected a member of the National Academy of Engineering. Gary K. Bertsch is the university professor of political science and director of the Center for International Trade and Security at the University of Georgia. His research focuses on the domestic and international politics of nonproliferation export controls in the former Soviet Union and Asia, a topic on which he has

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--> published numerous books and articles. During his 25 years at the University of Georgia, Dr. Bertsch has received the university's Pi Sigma Alpha Teacher of the Year Award and has been designated a General Sandy Beaver Teaching Professor of Political Science. He has served as chairman of the Education Committee of the American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, as an IREX scholar in the former Yugoslavia, and as a Fulbright professor in England. Don Jeffrey (Jeff) Bostock is vice president for engineering and construction at Lockheed Martin Energy Systems, Inc. He joined the organization in 1957 at the Oak Ridge Gaseous Diffusion Plant and transferred to the Oak Ridge Y-12 Plant in 1960. Mr. Bostock's career at Y-12 included the positions of manager of the assembly and industrial engineering divisions, general manager of programs, Paducah gaseous diffusion plant manager and vice president, and Y-12 plant manager. In November 1994 he was named vice president for defense and manufacturing; he assumed his current position in July 1995. Mr. Bostock has a B.S. in industrial engineering from Pennsylvania State University and an M.S. in industrial management from the University of Tennessee. He is a graduate of the Pittsburgh Management Program for Executives. Paul M. Doty is director emeritus of the Center for Science and International Affairs and professor emeritus of the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at Harvard University. He has been a leader in developing dialogues on security issues between Russian and American scientists. Dr. Doty was a member of the President's Science Advisory Committee and has served as a consultant to the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency and various other government agencies. He holds a Ph.D. in chemistry from Columbia University. Dr. Doty is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and has served on numerous NAS and NRC committees. William H. Hannum (consultant) is director of environment, safety and quality oversight at Argonne National Laboratory. In this position he serves as the principal laboratory interface with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) on all safety, environmental, and quality matters. Dr. Hannum's previous positions include chairman of the Nuclear Safety Review Boards at the Tennessee Valley Authority, director of DOE's West Valley Project, and deputy director general of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Nuclear Energy Agency. Dr. Hannum is a fellow of the American Nuclear Society and has served on numerous boards and committees. He holds a Ph.D. in physics from Yale University. William G. Howard, Jr., is an independent consultant in the field of commercialization activities in private industry. Previously, he had a long and successful career with Motorola, Inc., where he served most recently as senior vice president

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--> and director of research and development. Dr. Howard's professional experience includes three years as assistant professor of electrical engineering and computer sciences at the University of California at Berkeley. He has served as chairman of the U.S. Department of Commerce's Semiconductor Technology Advisory Committee and the Department of Defense's Advisory Group on Electron Devices. He is also a member of the Department of Defense's Defense Science Board. Dr. Howard holds a Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering. Boyd J. McKelvain is senior manager of international law and policy at the General Electric Company. He is broadly experienced in the development and management of technology in both private industry and government and is the senior GE corporate official for international trade regulation. Prior to joining GE, Mr. McKelvain served as director of nuclear energy planning and budget at the U.S. Energy Research and Development Administration and as deputy associate director for programs at the National Bureau of Standards. Mr. McKelvain is a member of the President's Export Council Subcommittee on Export Administration and chairman of the Industry Coalition on Technology Transfer. He was a member of the National Academies Panel on the Design of U.S. Export Controls and was chairman of the Federal Technical Advisory Committee on Export Regulations and Procedures. William C. Potter is a professor and director of the Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS). He also directs the MIIS Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies. He is the author or editor of 12 books, including Dismantling the Cold War: U.S. and NIS Perspectives on the Nunn-Lugar Cooperative Threat Reduction Program (1997). He has served as a consultant to the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, RAND Corporation, and Jet Propulsion Laboratory. His present research focuses on nuclear exports, nuclear safety, and proliferation problems involving the post-Soviet states. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the International Institute for Strategic Studies and serves on the International Advisory Board of the Center for Policy Studies in Russia and the International Institute for Policy Studies in Belarus. Dr. Potter was an adviser on the Kyrgyzstan delegation to the 1995 Nonproliferation Treaty Review and Extension Conference. Alan Schriesheim served as director and chief executive officer of Argonne National Laboratory from 1984 until his retirement in 1996. Prior to joining Argonne, he had a successful career with Exxon Corporation, serving as vice president of Exxon Research Colombia, general manager of the Engineering Technology Department, and director of Corporate Research Laboratories. He is a member of the National Academy of Engineering and has served on a number

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--> of NRC committees. He has also served on various government and industrial advisory panels. Dr. Schriesheim holds a Ph.D. in physical organic chemistry from the Pennsylvania State University. Leonard S. Spector has been active in the nuclear nonproliferation field for nearly 20 years, working first at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission and later as chief counsel to the Senate Energy and Nuclear Proliferation Subcommittee. Since 1984, Mr. Spector has been a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and director of its Nuclear NonProliferation Project. In 1994 he launched a new program on post-Soviet nuclear affairs based at the Carnegie Endowment's Moscow Center. He is the author of five books on the spread of nuclear weapons and recently completed the Carnegie Endowment's latest survey of the field, Tracking Nuclear Proliferation: A Guide in Maps and Charts, 1995. Mr. Spector is a graduate of Williams College and holds a law degree from Yale University Law School.