Daniel B. Poneman

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Daniel B. Poneman is a Senior Fellow of The Forum for International Policy. Poneman "has extensive expertise in the defense, energy and export control arenas. For nine years, he practiced law in Washington, D.C., assisting clients in a wide variety of regulatory and policy matters, including export controls, trade policy, and sanctions issues. From 1993 through 1996, Mr. Poneman served as Special Assistant to the President (William Jefferson Clinton) and Senior Director for Nonproliferation and Export Controls at the National Security Council, with responsibilities for the development and implementation of U.S. policy in such areas as peaceful nuclear cooperation, missile technology and space-launch activities, sanctions determinations, chemical and biological arms control efforts and conventional arms transfer policy. During that period, he participated in negotiations and consultations with governments in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the former Soviet Union. Mr. Poneman joined the NSC staff in 1990 as Director of Defense Policy and Arms Control, after service in the Department of Energy. He has served as a member of the Commission to Assess the Organization of the Federal Government to Combat the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction as well as other federal advisory panels. He received A.B. and J.D. degrees from Harvard University, and an M.Litt. in politics from Oxford University. Mr. Poneman is the author of books on nuclear energy policy and on Argentina, and is a member of the Council of Foreign Relations."[1]