Matthew Bunn is the James R. Schlesinger Professor of the Practice of Energy, National Security, and Foreign Policy at the Harvard Kennedy School. His research interests include nuclear theft and terrorism; nuclear arms control and strategic stability; nuclear proliferation and measures to control it; the future of nuclear energy and its fuel cycle; and 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 25 books or major technical reports (most recently Revitalizing Nuclear Security in an Era of Uncertainty), and over 150 articles in publications ranging from Science to The Washington Post

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The Latest

Matthew Bunn, "America Has No Good Options on Iran," Foreign Affairs, January 17, 2022.

Matthew Bunn, "Enabling a Significant Nuclear Role in China's Decarbonization," chapter in Foundations for a Low-Carbon Energy System in China, Cambridge University Press, 2021.

Matthew Bunn, "Twenty Years After 9/11, Terrorists Could Still Go Nuclear," Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, September 16, 2021. 

Matthew Bunn, "The Evolving Global Threat to Nuclear and Radiological Transports," keynote speech, Transport Security Unified Stakeholders Group annual meeting, September 13, 2021.

Matthew Bunn, "US-Russian Cooperation to Improve Security for Nuclear Weapons and Materials," chapter in End of an Era: The United States, Russia, and Nuclear Nonproliferation, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, August, 2021, pp. 1-36.

Matthew Bunn, "The Uses – and Dangers – of Models in Informing Public Policy," presentation, Harvard Kennedy School Summer Program, July 16, 2021.

Matthew Bunn, "Uranium Enrichment, Proliferation,Safeguards–and the Importance of Nuclear Security," presentation, Nuclear Security Policy Bootcamp, George Washington University, June 15, 2021.

Matthew Bunn, "Geopolitical Trends: Growing Nuclear Dangers," presentation, Senior Executives in National and International Security program, Harvard Kennedy School, June 8, 2021.

Matthew Bunn, "The Economics of Reprocessing and Recycling vs. Direct Disposal of Spent Nuclear Fuel," presentation, National Academies Committee on Advanced Reactors and Fuel Cycles, June 7, 2021.

Matthew Bunn, "Perspectives on Proliferation-Resistance(and Terror-Resistance): Fuel Cycles and Advanced Reactors," presentation, National Academies Committee on Advanced Reactors and Fuel Cycles, May 17, 2021.

Matthew Bunn, "Violent Extremism and Insider Threats – What Should Nuclear Organizations Do?," presentation, International Nuclear Security Forum, March 24, 2021.

Matthew Bunn, "Asking the Unasked Questions,” Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, March 11, 2021.

Aaron Arnold, Matthew Bunn, Caitlin Chase, Steven E. Miller, Rolf Mowatt-Larssen & William H. Tobey, "The Iran Nuclear Archive: Impressions and Implications," Intelligence and National Security, January 11, 2021, 230-242.

Matthew Bunn, "The Danger of Nuclear Terrorism and What Can Be Done About It," presentation, Social Problems of Nuclear Power, MIT, October 22, 2020.

Matthew Bunn, "Let's Make Voting a Party," The Hill, October 9, 2020.

Nickolas Roth, Matthew Bunn and William H. Tobey. Public Testimony on Trump Administration Funding for Nuclear Theft Prevention Programs, Testimony before the subcommittee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies, U.S. House of Representatives. March 31, 2020.

Matthew Bunn and Mariana Budjeryn, Budapest Memorandum at 25: Between Past and Future, Budapest Memorandum 25th Anniversary Conference. Cambridge, Massachusetts : Managing the Atom Project, Belfer Center. March 2020.

Matthew Bunn, "Mitigating Climate Change: How Much Can Nuclear Energy Plausibly Do?," presentation, Harvard Kennedy School, March 18, 2020.

Overview of Nuclear Challenges

Matthew Bunn, "Geopolitical Trends: Growing Nuclear Dangers," presentation, Senior Executives in National and International Security program, Harvard Kennedy School, June 8, 2021.

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