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 expertise are on disinformation risk detection, crisis & conflict risk forecasting, and emerging technologies. Dr. Bagherpour is a Principal Director and Senior Data Scientist …


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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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Jennifer Erickson

Staff

Jennifer Erickson focuses on applying innovation and data-driven solutions to the organ donation shortage. Her work is supported by Arnold Ventures and Schmidt Futures, where she serves as an Innovation Fellow. She served in the Obama White House as th …


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Eric Feigl-Ding

Affiliate

Dr. Eric Feigl-Ding (Eric Ding) is an epidemiologist and health economist and a Senior Fellow at the Federation of American Scientists.


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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 co-leads the Congressional Science Policy Initiative, coordinates the COVID-19 Rapi …


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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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