Assistant Professor at the Norwegian Defense University College, Oslo
Malfrid Braut-Hegghammer is an assistant professor at the Norwegian Defense University College, Oslo and was also a former Research Fellow, International Security Program/Project on Managing the Atom, 2008–2010,
Professor at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center
Matthew Bunn is a professor at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and is co-principal investigator with the Belfer Center’s Project on Managing the Atom. He is a former adviser on nonproliferation in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, where he focused on control of nuclear weapons and materials.
Butt is a physicist in the High-Energy Astrophysics Division at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. Previously, he was a fellow in the Committee on International Security and Arms Control at the National Academy of Sciences. He holds a PhD in nuclear physics.
Steven Chu is an American physicist and currently the 12th United States Secretary of Energy. Chu is known for his research at Bell Labs in cooling and trapping of atoms with laser light, which won him a share of the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1997, with Claude Cohen-Tannoudji and William Daniel Phillips.
Director for Research at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Patrick Clawson is Morningstar senior fellow and director of research at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. He is the author or editor of twenty-four books and monographs, including Eternal Iran: Continuity and Chaos (Palgrave, 2005, with Michael Rubin) and Getting Ready for a Nuclear Ready Iran (Strategic Studies Institute of the U.S. Army War College, 2005, edited with Henry Sokolski).
Elbridge Colby is a defense analyst who previously served in a number of U.S. Government positions, including as an expert advisor to the Congressional Strategic Posture, for which he prepared a study on the question of deterring a nuclear-armed Iran.
Michael C. Desch is a professor of political science and fellow of the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies at the University of Notre Dame. He is the author of Power and Military Effectiveness: The Fallacy of Democratic Triumphalism (2008).