FAS Experts

FAS staff and affiliates come from a variety of scientific and academic backgrounds. With professional experience in aeronautical engineering, biology, environmental science, government, physics, nuclear engineering, law, and political science, our experts work to provide technical and skilled analysis on a variety of catastrophic threats to security.

Steven Aftergood

Staff

Steven Aftergood is the Director of the FAS Government Secrecy Project.


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Amir Bagherpour

Affiliate

Amir Bagherpour, Ph.D. is an Adjunct Senior Fellow at FAS. His areas of focus are on effects of disinformation on society, crisis risk modeling, and emerging technologies. Dr. Bagherpour is a Principal Director and Senior Data Scientist at Accenture Fe …


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Christopher Bidwell

Affiliate

Chris Bidwell is a Senior Fellow for Nonproliferation Law and Policy at FAS.


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Andrew Choi

Staff

Andrew is a Senior Fellow at the Federation of American Scientists serving in the Office of the President at the World Bank, working on its Famine Action Mechanism (FAM) program to better predict global crises and provide aid faster and more efficientl …


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Eric Feigl-Ding

Affiliate

Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding is Senior Fellow at the Federation of American Scientists, where he is a Steering Committee member of the FAS COVID-19 Rapid Response Task Force. He is also an epidemiologist and health economist at the Harvard Chan School of Public …


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Michael A. Fisher

Staff

Dr. Michael A. Fisher is a Senior Fellow with the Federation of American Scientists, working on a range of issues across the science and technology policy landscape. He also writes the FAS Congressional Science Policy Initiative Newsletter. Prior to jo …


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Neekta Hamidi

Affiliate

Neekta Hamidi is an adjunct fellow at FAS. She is a biomedical engineer, and holds master’s degrees in public health from Johns Hopkins University, and in science and technology policy from Arizona State University. Previously, she has interned at the …


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Martin Hellman

Affiliate

Martin Hellman is an Adjunct Senior Fellow for Nuclear Risk Analysis at FAS.


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Kathryn Kohn

Staff

Kathryn Kohn is the Marketing, and Communications Manager at FAS.


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Matt Korda

Staff

Matt Korda is a Research Associate for the Nuclear Information Project at the Federation of American Scientists, where he co-authors the Nuclear Notebook with Hans Kristensen. Previously, he worked for the Arms Control, Disarmament, and WMD Non-Prolife …


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Hans Kristensen

Staff

Hans Kristensen is the Director of the Nuclear Information Project at FAS.


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Jenifer Mackby

Affiliate

Jenifer Mackby is a Senior Fellow for International Security at FAS.


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