Michael Nacht

Michael Nacht holds the Thomas and Alison Schneider Chair in Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley, Goldman School of Public Policy. He has been on the UC Berkeley faculty since 1998 and served as Aaron Wildavsky Dean of the Goldman School from 1998 to 2008. During his tenure as dean, US News and World Report ranked the school, for the first time, #1 in the United States among schools of public policy analysis. Nacht is the author or co-author of six books and more than 80 refereed journal articles and book chapters on nuclear weapons policy and regional security. His most recent book is Nuclear Security: The Nexus Among Science, Technology, and Policy, with Michael Frank and Stan Prussin, published by Springer Nature in December 2021. From 2009 to 2010 he served as Assistant Secretary of Defense for Global Strategic Affairs, after unanimous US Senate ratification, for which he received the Distinguished Public Service Medal, the highest award granted by the US Defense Department to a civilian appointee. He served as a professor of the course that organized this publication.