Michael A. Levi

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Michael A. Levi "is a fellow for science and technology at the Council on Foreign Relations. His interests center on the intersection of science, technology, and foreign policy. He is Director of the Council on Foreign Relations Program on Energy Security and Climate Change, and Project Director for the Council sponsored Independent Task Force on Climate Change. Dr. Levi also teaches at Columbia University as an Adjunct Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs.

"Dr. Levi was previously a nonresident science fellow and a science and technology fellow in foreign policy studies at The Brookings Institution. Prior to that, he was director of the Federation of American Scientists' flagship Strategic Security Project.

"He is the author of the book On Nuclear Terrorism (Harvard University Press, 2007) and coauthor with Michael O'Hanlon of The Future of Arms Control (Brookings Institution Press, 2005). His 2005 monograph with Michael D'Arcy, Untapped Potential: U.S. Science and Technology Cooperation with the Islamic World, was the first comprehensive study of science and technology in the Muslim world.

"Dr. Levi has been invited to testify before Congress and to present expert scientific evidence to the National Academy of Sciences. His essays have been published in Foreign Policy, Nature, Scientific American, and the New Republic, among others. His op-eds have appeared in the New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, and Financial Times. Dr. Levi is a regular guest on major television and radio programs and was a technical consultant to the critically acclaimed television drama 24. Dr. Levi holds a PhD in War Studies from the University of London (King’s College), where he was the SSHRC William E. Taylor fellow. He holds an MA in physics from Princeton University, where he studied string theory and cosmology, and a BSc (Hons.) in mathematical physics from Queen’s University (Kingston). He lives in New York." [1]

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  1. Michael A. Levi, Council on Foreign Relations, accessed January 22, 2008.