Steve Fetter

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Steve Fetter "is dean of the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland, where he has been a professor since 1988. His research interests include nuclear arms control and nonproliferation, nuclear energy and releases of radiation, and climate change and carbon-free energy supply.

"Fetter serves on the National Academy of Sciences' Committee on International Security and Arms Control, the Department of Energy's Nuclear Energy Research Advisory Committee, the board of directors of the Sustainable Energy Institute and the Arms Control Association, the advisory board of Human Rights Watch's Arms Division, the University of Chicago's Advisory Committee on Nuclear Non-Proliferation, and the Board of Editors of Science and Global Security. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society, a recipient of its Joseph A. Burton Forum Award.

"Fetter served as special assistant to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for International Security Policy and received the Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service. He has worked in the State Department as an American Institute of Physics fellow and a Council on Foreign Relations international affairs fellow. He has been a visiting fellow at Stanford's Center for International Security and Cooperation, Harvard's Center for Science and International Affairs, MIT's Plasma Fusion Center, and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He served as vice chairman of the Federation of American Scientists and received its Hans Bethe 'Science in the Public Service' award. He also served as associate director of the Joint Global Change Research Institute, and has been a consultant to several U.S. government agencies. He received a Ph.D. in energy and resources from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1985 and a S.B. in physics from MIT in 1981.

"Fetter has written articles for Science, Nature, Scientific American, International Security, Science and Global Security, Nuclear Technology, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, and Arms Control Today. He has given over a hundred invited lectures and presentations, contributed chapters to over twenty edited volumes, and is author or coauthor of several books and monographs, including Toward a Comprehensive Test Ban, The Future of U.S. Nuclear Weapons Policy, The Nuclear Turning Point, Monitoring Nuclear Weapons and Nuclear Explosive Materials, Effects of Nuclear Earth-Penetrator and Other Weapons, and Climate Change and the Transformation of World Energy Supply." [1] (CV)

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  1. Steve Fetter, Center for International Security Studies, accessed December 28, 2007.