Kerwin Charles joins the Governing Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

By | October 9, 2017

The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is delighted to announce that Kerwin Charles has joined the Governing Board.

Charles is the Edwin A. and Betty L. Bergman Distinguished Service Professor and former interim Dean at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy. He holds a master’s degree and a doctorate from Cornell University, and joined the University of Chicago in 2005 after teaching economics and public policy at the University of Michigan. In addition to his appointment at the University of Chicago, he is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and serves on the Board of Trustees for the non-partisan and objective research organization NORC at the University of Chicago.

Lee Francis, current chair of the Bulletin’s Governing Board, expressed his enthusiasm for the experience and expertise that Charles brings to the Board: “Clearly, the issues that define our focus at the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists have become more urgent than ever. We are profoundly grateful that Kerwin has chosen to put his considerable knowledge and skill toward the ensuring a vital and dynamic future for our organization.”

About the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists:

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Bulletin Media Contact: Janice Sinclaire, [email protected]

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