Matthew Bunn is a Professor of Practice at the Harvard Kennedy School, and faculty lead for the Project on Managing the Atom. 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 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 Preventing Black-Market Trade in Nuclear Technology), and over 150 articles in publications ranging from Science to The Washington Post

Matthew Bunn's Google Scholar profile can be found here.

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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 andFuture, Budapest Memorandum 25th Anniversary Conference. Cambridge, Massachusetts : Managing the Atom Project, Belfer Center. March 2020.

Matthew Bunn and Nickolas Roth, “The Past and Potential Role of Civil Society in Nuclear Security,” International Conference on Nuclear Security: Sustaining and Strengthening Efforts, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria, February 10-14, 2020.

Matthew Bunn, “The Need for Creative and Effective Vulnerability Assessment and Testing,” CN-278-587, International Conference on Nuclear Security: Sustaining and Strengthening Efforts, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria, February 10-14, 2020.

Nickolas Roth and Matthew Bunn, “Assessing Progress on Nuclear Security Action Plans,” CN-278-605, International Conference on Nuclear Security: Sustaining and Strengthening Efforts, International Atomic Energy Agency, Vienna, Austria, February 10-14 2020.

Matthew Bunn,"Stepping Back from the Brink on Iran," Boston Globe, January 8, 2020.

Matthew Bunn, "We're In For A Rough Ride With Iran,Boston Globe, January 3, 2020.

Matthew Bunn, "President Trump’s Missed Opportunity With Ukraine," Los Angeles Times, October 29, 2019.

Matthew Bunn, "Reducing the Danger of Unintended U.S.-Russian Nuclear War," presentation, October 17-18, 2019.

Matthew Bunn, "In Memoriam: Roland Timerbaev (1927-2019), At the Vanguard of Nuclear Nonproliferation," Arms Control Today, September, 2019.

Matthew Bunn, "Nuclear Energy, Uncertain Risks, and Democratic Decisions" (Cambridge Mass.: Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, August 2019). 

Matthew Bunn, "Modeling of Nuclear Security: Use the Tool, But Remember Its Limits" (Cambridge Mass.: Project on Managing the Atom, Harvard University, August 2019).

Matthew BunnHow to Step Back from the Brink with Iran, Defense One, June 18, 2019. 

Matthew Bunn, "Missing the Nose on Our Face: How Critical Risk Information Is Sometimes Ignored" (Cambridge, Mass.: Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, March 22, 2019).

Aaron Arnold, Matthew Bunn, Caitlin Chase, Steven E. Miller, Rolf Mowatt-Larssen, and William H. Tobey, The Iran Nuclear Archive: Impressions and Implications (Cambridge, Mass: Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School, April 2019).

Matthew Bunn, “Nuclear Disarmament, Nuclear Energy, and Climate Change: Exploring the Linkages,” in Bård Nikolas Vik Steen and Olav Njølstad, eds., Nuclear Disarmament: A Critical Assessment (Abingdon, UK: Routledge, 2019), pp. 185-204 Chapter 11.

Overview of Nuclear Challenges

Matthew Bunn, “Nuclear Dangers and Challenges,” (Harvard Kennedy School lecture, Cambridge, Mass., April 9, 2020).

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