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Dr. Ronald F. Lehman, II

Dr. Ronald F. Lehman II is the Director of the Center for Global Security Research (CGSR) at the Department of Energy Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) and is also the Chairman of the Governing Board of the International Science and Technology Center (ISTC), an inter-governmental organization headquartered in Moscow. He serves on the U.S. Department of Defense Threat Reduction Advisory Committee (TRAC), co-chairs the Policy Advisory Group on Non-Proliferation for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, and was one of the founders of the North American Forum. He is also currently Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Keck Center for International and Strategic Studies of Claremont McKenna College; a member of the Atlantic Council, the Council on Foreign Relations, and the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

Dr. Lehman was the Director of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency from 1989 to 1993. He has served in the Defense Department as Assistant Secretary for International Security Policy, in the State Department as Ambassador and U.S. Chief Negotiator on Strategic Offensive Arms (START I), and in the White House as Deputy Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs. He has also served on the National Security Council staff as a Senior Director, in the Pentagon as Deputy Assistant Secretary, on the Senior Professional Staff of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, and as a district adviser in Vietnam commissioned in the United States Army Military Intelligence Branch.

He has been a Public Affairs Fellow of the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace at Stanford University and, as an Adjunct Professor, taught graduate courses in Georgetown University's National Security Studies Program.

Dr. Lehman was on the Defense Science Board Task Forces on Globalization and Security, on Tritium, on Global Strike, and on defense against biological weapons. He also has served on the National Research Councilís Committees on Science, Technology, and Health aspects of the Foreign Policy Agenda of the United States and on Alternative Technologies to replace Anti-Personnel Landmines. He was temporarily detailed to the Administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration as counter terrorism coordinator after the September 11th attacks. He was also appointed to the five-member President's Advisory Board on Arms Proliferation Policy and was the US Snezhinsk Working Group Co-Chair for the Joint Russian-American Steering Committee on the Implementation of the Agreement signed between the Governments of the Russian Federation and the United States of America on Implementation of the Nuclear Cities Initiative.

Dr. Lehman has served as a member of the National Space Council and the Export Administration Review Board (EARB), and on the Board of Directors of the United States Institute of Peace. He was Head of the U.S. Delegations to the Fourth Review Conference of the Non-Proliferation Treaty and the Third Review Conference of the Biological Weapons Convention, was Deputy Head of Delegation for the Paris signing of the Chemical Weapons Convention.

Dr. Lehman received his BA from Claremont McKenna College and his PhD. from the Claremont Graduate University.


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