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John F. Kennedy School of Government
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Cambridge, MA 02138
Matthew Bunn is an Associate Professor of Public Policy at
Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government. His
research interests include nuclear theft and terrorism; nuclear
proliferation and measures to control it; the future of nuclear
energy and its fuel cycle; and policies to promote innovation in
energy technologies. Before coming to Harvard, Bunn served as an
adviser to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy,
as a study director at the National Academy of Sciences, and as
editor of Arms Control Today. He is the author or co-author
of more than 20 books or major technical reports, and over a
hundred articles in publications ranging from Science to
The Washington Post. He is an elected Fellow of the American
Association for the Advancement of Science; a recipient of the
American Physical Society's Joseph A. Burton Forum Award for
"outstanding contributions in helping to formulate policies to
decrease the risks of theft of nuclear weapons and nuclear
materials"; and the recipient of the Hans A. Bethe Award from the
Federation of American Scientists for "science in service to a more
Controlling Weapons Proliferation
Seminar: International and Global Affairs
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Selected Publication Citations:
- Academic Journal/Scholarly Articles
Diaz Anadon, Laura, Valentina Bosetti, Matthew Bunn, Michela
Catenacci, and Audrey Lee. "Expert Judgments about RD&D and the
Future of Nuclear Energy." Environmental Science &
Technology 46.21 (November 2012): 11497-11504.
- Book Chapters
von Hippel, Frank (convening lead author), Matthew Bunn, Anatoli
Diakov, Ming Ding, Robert Goldston, Tadahiro Katsuta, M.V. Ramana,
Tatsujiro Suzuki, Suyuan Yu (lead authors), and Charles McCombie
(contributing author). "Nuclear Energy." Global Energy
Assessment: Toward a Sustainable Future. Ed. Johansson, Thomas
B., Anand Patwardhan, Nebojsa Nakicenovic, and Luis
Gomez-Echeverri. Cambridge University Press, 2012.
Bunn, Matthew, and Abbas Maleki. "How to Avoid a War With Iran."
Foreign Policy, May 21, 2012.
- Public Testimony
Bunn, Matthew. "Testimony to the Special Senate Committee on
Anti-terrorism." Canadian Senate, June 11, 2012.
- Research Papers/Reports
Bunn, Matthew, Eben Harrell, and Martin B. Malin. "Progress on
Securing Nuclear Weapons and Materials: The Four-Year Effort and
Beyond." Project on Managing the Atom, Belfer Center for Science
and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, March 2012.
Bunn, Matthew, and Eben Harrell. "Consolidation: Thwarting Nuclear
Theft." Project on Managing the Atom, Belfer Center for Science and
International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, March 2012.