The Bulletin welcomes new Science and Security Board members

By Gayle Spinazze | December 1, 2022

The Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists is delighted to announce its newest members, Alexander Glaser and Ambuj Sagar.

Alexander Glaser is an associate professor in the School of Public and International Affairs and in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at Princeton University. He is also a co-director of Princeton’s Program on Science and Global Security. Along with Harold Feiveson, Zia Mian, and Frank von Hippel, he is co-author of Unmaking the Bomb (MIT Press, 2014).  Foreign Policy named Glaser one of the 100 Leading Global Thinkers of 2014 for his work on nuclear warhead verification. Along with Tamara Patton and Susanna Pollack, he is an executive producer of the VR documentary “On the Morning You Wake.” Glaser holds a PhD in Physics from Darmstadt University and served on the Bulletin’s Science and Security Board from 2008-2014. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society.

“Alex holds a wealth of expertise on nuclear verification and nonproliferation,” said board co-chair Sharon Squassoni. “We’re delighted that he is rejoining the Science and Security Board after a previous successful term ending in 2014.”

Ambuj Sagar is the deputy director (strategy & planning) and the Vipula and Mahesh Chaturvedi Professor of Policy Studies at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Delhi. He previously served as the founding head of the School of Public Policy at IIT Delhi. Sagar was a lead author in Working Group III of the IPCC’s Sixth Assessment Report and currently is a member of the Independent Group of Scientists appointed by the UN Secretary-General to prepare the Global Sustainable Development Report 2023. He has served as a respected advisor to various Indian government agencies as well as many multilateral and bilateral agencies and was a member of the NAS panel that authored the recent report on geoengineering research and governance.

“Ambuj brings practical experience and enormous scientific expertise to the Science and Security Board,” co-chair Daniel Holz said. “I look forward to working with him as we continue to advance the Bulletin’s engagement with climate change.”

The Science and Security Board also thanks outgoing members Lynn Eden, Rodney Ewing, Sivan Kartha, and Robert Rosner, who have reached the end of their terms, for their invaluable service over many years.

 

About the Science and Security Board
The Bulletin’s Science and Security Board is composed of a select group of globally recognized leaders with a specific focus on nuclear risk, climate change, biosecurity, and disruptive technologies. It provides the organization with an objective external perspective on trends and issues in these fields. Responsibilities include serving as expert advisors to the Bulletin, setting the time of the Doomsday Clock, and tracking trends in global security.


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