The Secretary of Energy Advisory Board (SEAB) Task Force on Nuclear Nonproliferation comprises SEAB members and individuals with expertise and experience in the technologies, institutions, and policy issues associated with curbing the proliferation of nuclear weapons and the materials, technologies, and expertise associated with them. The Task Force will inform itself on the range of future nuclear proliferation threats and consult with officials in other agencies.
Purpose of the Task Force:
The SEAB Task Force on Nuclear Nonproliferation will advise the DOE on future areas of emphasis for its nuclear nonproliferation activities by addressing the following questions:
- What are the current and likely future challenges to nuclear nonproliferation?
- What should DOE be doing to help the United States Government prepare to meet those challenges?
- What are DOE's current areas of emphasis in nuclear nonproliferation?
- In what ways should DOE's nuclear nonproliferation efforts be modified and/or expanded?
- What obstacles stand in the way of making the recommended changes in DO E's nuclear nonproliferation activities, and how might they be overcome?
The Task Force provided a brief written report and made a presentation to SEAB in August 2014. The Task Force will submit a written report and make a presentation to SEAB and the public at SEAB's sixth meeting, expected in December 2014.
SEAB Task Force on Nuclear Nonproliferation Members:
- Albert Carnesale, University of California, Los Angeles; Task Force Chair*
- Matthew Bunn, Harvard University
- Jay Davis, The Hertz Foundation
- John Deutch (ex officio), Massachusetts Institute of Technology*
- Jessica Mathews, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
- Richard Meserve, Carnegie Institution for Science*
- Joan Rohlfing, Nuclear Threat Initiative
- Gary Samore, Harvard University
- Brent Scowcroft (ex officio), Scowcroft Group*
- Amy Zegart, The Hoover Institution
Designated Federal Official:
Karen Gibson, Director, Office of Secretarial Boards and Councils