Jeffrey LewisMoving On!

Although many of you already know this, I have moved over to the Center for Nonproliferation Studies, where I will direct the East Asia Nonproliferation Program.

I am tremendously excited by the new challenge. Bill Potter has steadily built CNS into a nonproliferation beast — did you catch the announcement of the Vienna Center?   It is a great team to join.

For the near future, not much is going to change:  I am currently working out of the Washington office, will continue to work on issues both in and outside of East Asia and, dear readers, continue to maintain the blog.  Over time, of course, I expect that this new opportunity will lead to all kinds of professional growth, which ought to make me a better analyst and the site a better read.

Here is the press release:

Dr. Jeffrey Lewis to Join CNS as Director of the East Asia Nonproliferation Program

The James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) of the Monterey Institute of International Studies is pleased to announce that Dr. Jeffrey Lewis will soon join the Center as the Director of the East Asia Nonproliferation Program. A widely read arms control and nonproliferation specialist, he is the author of Minimum Means of Reprisal: China’s Search for Security in the Nuclear Age (MIT Press, 2007) and publishes, the leading blog on disarmament, arms control and nonproliferation.

“I can think of no one better qualified to head our East Asia Nonproliferation Program,” said CNS Director Dr. William Potter. “Jeffrey is the consummate scholar and policy analyst. We are tremendously fortunate to have him join CNS; he is a great addition to our team.”

Dr. Lewis was most recently the Director of the Nuclear Strategy and Nonproliferation Initiative at the New America Foundation. Prior to that, Dr. Lewis was Executive Director of the Managing the Atom Project at the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Executive Director of the Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs, a Visiting Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and a desk officer in the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy. He is also a Research Scholar at the Center for International and Security Studies at the University of Maryland’s School of Public Policy (CISSM).

Dr. Lewis received his Ph.D. in Policy Studies (International Security and Economic Policy) from the University of Maryland and his B.A. in Philosophy and Political Science from Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill.


  1. page (History)

    Congratulations, Jeffrey (or “gefeliciteerd” as the Dutch would say). This is indeed an exciting move, and CNS must be thrilled to have you.

    Good luck… and I’m sure I’m not the only one who’s glad that you’ll still be maintaining the blog.

  2. Jon W (History)

    congratulations. Enjoy working with Sandy, Bob and the gang. All the best

  3. George William Herbert (History)

    Congrats. Let us know if you’re visiting the west coast.

  4. Ward (History)

    Wow. Welcome aboard!

  5. olli (History)

    Jeffrey, congratulations and all the best with the new (old) challenges.

  6. TP (History)

    Congratulations Jeffrey!

  7. jeannick (History)

    Best of luck ! this could be fun