Matthew Bunn

Professor of Practice
Co-Principal Investigator, Project on Managing the Atom
Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs,
Mossavar-Rahmani Center for Business and Government
Office Address
Littauer-339C
Mailing Address
John F. Kennedy School of Government
Mailbox 53
79 JFK Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Contact
Phone: 617-495-9916
Fax: 617-495-8963
Email: matthew_bunn@Harvard.Edu
Assistant
Melissa Kappotis (617-496-2312)
Matthew Bunn

Profile

Matthew Bunn is a Professor of Practice 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 secure world."

Courses

Fall

  • IGA-232 Controlling the World’s Most Dangerous Weapons

Year

  • IGA-150Y Seminar: International and Global Affairs

Media Expertise

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Research

For a complete list of faculty citations from 2001 - present, please visit the HKS Faculty Research Connection.

Selected Publication Citations:

  • Academic Journal/Scholarly Articles
    • Bunn, Matthew, and Kathryn M. Glynn. "Preventing Insider Theft: Lessons from the Casino and Pharmaceutical Industries." Journal of Nuclear Materials Management 41.3 (Spring 2013): 4-16.
  • Book Chapters
    • Bunn, Matthew, and Eben Harrell. "Drivers of Change in Nuclear Security Policies: Results of a Survey." Proceedings of the Institute for Nuclear Materials Management 54th Annual Meeting, July 14-18, 2013. Institute of Nuclear Materials Management, 2013.
    • Bunn, Matthew. "Strengthening Global Approaches to Nuclear Security." Proceedings of the Institute for Nuclear Materials Management 54th Annual Meeting, July 14-18, 2013. Institute of Nuclear Materials Management, 2013.
    • Bunn, Matthew. "Strengthening Global Approaches to Nuclear Security." IAEA-CN-203-298, Proceedings of International Nuclear Security: Enhancing Global Efforts, Vienna, July 1-5, 2013. International Atomic Energy Agency, 2013.
    • Bunn, Matthew. "The Threat of Nuclear Terrorism is Real." Debating Terrorism and Counterterrorism: Conflicting Perspectives on Causes, Contexts, and Responses. Ed. Stuart Gottlieb. Congressional Quarterly Press, 2013, 174-187.
  • Research Papers/Reports
    • Bunn, Matthew, Nickolas Roth and William H. Tobey. "Cutting Too Deep: The Obama Administration’s Proposals for Nuclear Security Spending Reductions." Project on Managing the Atom, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, July 2014.
    • Bunn, Matthew, Kuznetsov Valentin, Martin B. Malin, Yuri Morozov, Simon Saradzhyan, William H. Tobey, Viktor I. Yesin, and Pavel S. Zolotarev. "Steps to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism - Recommendations Based on the U.S.-Russia Joint Threat Assessment." Paper, US-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, October 2, 2013.
    • Bunn, Matthew, Kuznetsov Valentin, Yuri Morozov, Gary Samore, Simon Saradzhyan, William H. Tobey, Viktor I. Yesin, and Pavel S. Zolotarev. "Transcending Mutual Deterrence in the U.S.-Russian Relationship." Paper, US-Russia Initiative to Prevent Nuclear Terrorism, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, September 30, 2013.

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