Advisory & Sponsor Boards

Advisory Board

Advisory Board members work with FAS staff on projects of mutual interest, share professional expertise, and provide other methods of support to enhance the organization’s mission.


Dr. Kavita Berger, Associate Director, Center for Science, Technology and Security Policy, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Dr. Dave Franz, Vice President & Chief Biological Scientist, Midwest Research Institute

Dr. Jo Husbands, Scholar and Senior Project Director Board of Life Sciences, The National Academy of Sciences


Dr. Rosina Bierbaum, Professor of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy, University of Michigan

Mr. Nathaniel Goldhaber, Managing Director, Claremont Creek Ventures

Dr. Steve Hamblen, President, Fairview Builders, LLC; Environmental Engineering LNO, Joint Organization for Industrial Hazard Management (JOIFF); Member, American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Ms. Jane Dale Owen, President, Citizens League for Environmental Action Now (CLEAN)

Dr. Arthur Rosenfeld, Professor Emeritus, Physics, UC Berkeley

Dr. Valerie Thomas, Anderson Interface Associate Professor of Natural Systems, Georgia Tech College of Engineering

Mr. Kevin Wang President, PowerPlus Professional Cleaning Solutions


Dr. Paul Bracken, Professor of Management and Professor of Political Science, Yale University

Dr. Edward Friedman, Professor Emeritus, Stevens Institute of Technology

Dr. Martin Hellman, Professor Emeritus of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University

Dr. Anita Nilsson, Former Director, Office of Nuclear Security, Department of Nuclear Safety and Security, International Atomic Energy Agency

Dr. Julie Pullen, Director of the Maritime Security Laboratory, Stevens Institute of Technology

Mr. Warren Stern, Senior Advisor, Nonproliferation and National Security Department, Brookhaven National Laboratory

Organizational Planning

Mr. John Balkcom, Retired Management Consultant and Author of Before You Join a Board (2012)

Dr. Don Lebell, Engineering and Management Consultant

Board of Sponsors

Members of the Board of Sponsors are influential figures from the science and international communities who endorse FAS’s mission. Over 60 Nobel Laureates serve on the Board of Sponsors.

Martin Chalfie*
Stanley Cohen*
Leon N Cooper*
E.J. Corey*
James Cronin*
Johann Deisenhofer*
Sidney D. Drell
Ann Druyan
Xiangfeng Duan
Paul R. Ehrlich
Demetra Evangelou
George Field
Jerome I. Friedman*
Riccardo Giacconi*

Peter Huybers
Eric R. Kandel*
Wolfgang Ketterle*
Ali Khademhosseini
Brian K. Kobilka*
Roger D. Kornberg*
Leon Lederman*
Robert J. Lefkowitz*
Roderick MacKinnon*
Eric S. Maskin *
Jessica Tuchman Mathews
Roy Menninger
Matthew S. Meselson
Richard A. Meserve

Mario Molina*
Stephen S. Morse
Ferid Murad*
Ei-ichi Negishi *
Douglas D. Osheroff*
Aydogan Ozcan
Arno A. Penzias*
David Politzer*
Paul Portney
Mark Ptashne
David M. Reif
Burton Richter*
Richard J. Roberts*
Jeffrey Sachs
Sara Sawyer

*  Nobel Laureate