Adam Mount is a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress. Previously, he was a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. Before that, he worked on nuclear elimination contingencies at the RAND Corporation. Mount's writing has been published by Foreign Affairs, Survival, The National Interest, The Diplomat, Democracy, and other outlets. He holds a doctorate in government from Georgetown University. His work is supported by a grant from the Ploughshares Fund.
Ariane Tabatabai is a visiting assistant professor in the Security Studies Program at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service, and a former associate in the Belfer Center's International Security Program and Project on Managing the Atom at Harvard University. Previously, she was a nonresident research associate with the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies. She was a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at the Belfer Center in 2013 and 2014, and received her PhD in War Studies from the Department of War Studies, King's College London in 2015.
Her work has appeared in the Financial Times, the Boston Globe, the National Interest, Haaretz, and Al-Monitor, among other publications. She is a frequent media commentator on nuclear issues in English, French, and Persian, on such outlets as NPR, the BBC, Al-Jazeera, and France24.
Lovely Umayam is a graduate student at the Monterey Institute of International Studies and the founder and chief writer of Bombshelltoe, a blog exploring the intersection of nuclear policy and pop culture. Her blog won first prize in the US State Department’s Innovation in Arms Control Challenge in 2013. She is based in Washington, DC, where she works on nuclear safeguard issues, and previously studied Chinese nuclear policy in Beijing.
Bricker was the editor of the Bulletin from May 2010 through December 2013. Before joining the Bulletin, she was with World Affairs, where she launched the publication's website and managed more than a dozen blogs written by top foreign policy experts. She worked for seven years in Prague, where she reported and edited for a number of publications, including the International Herald Tribune, Time magazine, Christian Science Monitor, and many more. Her last project in Prague was at Marie Claire magazine, where she helped to launch the magazine in the Czech market. She has reported from Iran, Uganda, Bosnia, Italy, among several other countries.
Kennette Benedict is a senior adviser to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists and served as Executive Director and Publisher from 2005 until she retired in February 2015. She is adjunct professor at the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago.
Previously, Benedict was the Director of International Peace and Security at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, overseeing grant-making on a broad international security agenda, as well as supporting efforts to reduce the threat from weapons of mass destruction and an initiative on science, technology, and security.
Benedict has taught at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. She has published numerous columns and articles about nuclear weapons and disarmament, nuclear power, climate change, and global governance, and has made many media appearances regarding those issues. Benedict received her BA from Oberlin College and her PhD in political science from Stanford University.
Stover is a science writer based in the Pacific Northwest and is a contributing editor at the Bulletin. Her work has appeared in Scientific American, Conservation, Popular Science, New Scientist, The New York Times, and other publications. One of her articles is included in the 2010 Best American Science and Nature Writing, and another article was awarded a special citation by the Knight-Risser Prize for Western Environmental Journalism.