Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists Announces Harlan Loeb to Join Governing Board

By | June 19, 2015

Bulletin Media Contact: Janice Sinclaire, [email protected]

CHICAGOJune, 19, 2015 – The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has announced that Harlan Loeb, Global Chair of Crisis and Risk at Edelman, the world’s largest public relations firm, will join the organization’s Governing Board, effective June 23.

“I am delighted that Harlan Loeb will be joining the Bulletin in our 70th anniversary year,” Lee Francis, chair of the Governing Board said today. “The top priority of the board is to ensure that the Bulletin’s analysis and insight will be heard for years to come. Harlan’s expertise in reputational risk management and his ability to anticipate future needs and trends will be invaluable to us as we plan the next 70 years of fulfilling our mission, which is to warn the public about the very real dangers we face on this planet.”

In addition to his position at Edelman, Loeb is Professor of Crisis Litigation and the Court of Public Opinion at Northwestern University Law School, as well as a lecturer on reputational risk at Northwestern’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management and a Ford Scholar at the Ford Center for Global Citizenship at the Kellogg Business School. He has served as Convener with the Cambridge Centre on Risk Studies of the Aspen Forum on Crisis & Risk and on the Advisory Board for the Conference Board’s Annual Global Risk Management Program. Before joining Edelman, Loeb served as the Managing Director of Litigation Communications for Hill & Knowlton.

About the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists:

Founded in 1945 by University of Chicago scientists who had helped develop the first atomic weapons in the Manhattan Project, the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists subsequently created the Doomsday Clock in 1947 using the imagery of apocalypse (midnight) and the contemporary idiom of nuclear explosion (countdown to zero), to convey threats to humanity and the planet. The decision to move the minute hand of the Doomsday Clock is made by the Bulletin's Science and Security Board in consultation with the Governing Board and the Board of Sponsors, which includes 16 Nobel Laureates. The Clock has become a universally recognized indicator of the world's vulnerability to catastrophe from nuclear weapons, climate change, and emerging technologies in the life sciences. 

Bulletin Media Contact: Janice Sinclaire, [email protected]

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