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“Out of the Nuclear Shadow: Scientists and the Struggle Against the Bomb,” Dr. Zia Mian

2014 Linus Pauling Legacy Award

April 21, 2014

Speaker Biography

Zia Mian
Zia Mian (Princeton University)

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Zia Mian directs the Project on Peace and Security in South Asia, at the Program on Science and Global Security. The editor of numerous books, his research and teaching focuses on nuclear weapons and nuclear energy policy, especially in Pakistan and India, and on issues of nuclear disarmament and peace. He has also produced two documentary films, "Pakistan and India Under the Nuclear Shadow" (2001) and "Crossing the Lines: Kashmir, Pakistan, India" (2004). He is Co-Editor of Science & Global Security, an international journal of technical analysis for arms control, disarmament and nonproliferation policy. He is a member of the International Panel on Fissile Materials (IPFM).

Previously, he has taught at Yale University and Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad, and worked at the Union of Concerned Scientists, Cambridge (Mass.), and the Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Islamabad. He has a Ph. D. in physics from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.