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Dr. Avner Cohen

Nuclear history; nonproliferation; Israeli nuclear policy

Dr. Avner Cohen is a Professor in the Graduate School of International Policy and Management at theMiddlebury Institute of International studies at Monterey and a Senior Fellow at theJames Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS), also at the Middlebury Institute. Previously, Professor Cohen served as a Public Policy Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (2009-2010) and held a ten-year affiliation with the Center for International and Security Studies (CISSM) at the University of Maryland. Avner Cohen is a two-time winner of prestigious MacArthur Foundation research and writing awards, in 1990 and 2004, and during 1997-98 and 2007-08 he was a Senior Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP). In addition, he co-directed the Project on Nuclear Arms Control in the Middle East at the Security Studies Program at MIT from 1990 to 1995. Professor Cohen is co-editor of Nuclear Weapons and the Future of Humanity (1986) and The Institution of Philosophy (1989), and author of The Nuclear Age as Moral History (in Hebrew, 1989). His acclaimed book, Israel and the Bomb, was published in 1998 in English and in 2000 in Hebrew. His latest work, The Worst Kept Secret: Israel's Bargain with the Bomb, was published in 2010 by Columbia University Press.