|FAS Public Interest Report
The Journal of the Federation of American Scientists
|March / April 2002
Volume 55, Number 2
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FAS Staff News
Levi Directs Strategic Security Project
In February, Michael Levi was promoted to director of the Strategic Security Project. Since then, Michael has endeavored to raise the awareness of both policy makers and the public regarding nuclear security issues. He has published comments in the New York Times, written an Op-Ed for the Christian Science Monitor and has been a guest on several radio and television programs. Since February, he has initiated collaborative efforts with the Center for Defense Information and the Monterey Institute of International Studies regarding low-yield nuclear weapons and the US Nuclear Posture Review. His recent work has also focused on missile defense, cooperative security programs with Russia, radiological weapons, and nuclear terrorism. A proposal for an article on dirty bombs has been accepted by Scientific American and will be forthcoming this summer. Michael continues to amaze with his astonishing energy, tireless devotion, and sharp intelligence.
Strategic Security Project Hires Yassif, Kellar
Jaime Yassif began work as the Program Assistant for the Strategic Security Project in February. She comes to FAS from Swarthmore where she majored in biology and political science. One of Jaime's first projects at FAS was conducting research for FAS' testimony before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. She has also assisted in creating a report on the status of highly enriched uranium in Russia and other nations. Her hard work on this project and numerous other proposals, Op-Eds, and grants has been greatly appreciated. When Jaime isn't working to increase global security, her favorite recreational activity is dance, and she has recently performed as part of an African dance troupe.
Josh Kellar began work as an intern for the Strategic Security Project in March. He has undergraduate degrees in physics and English from Georgetown University, and a MA in creative writing from Boston University, where he studied poetry. Thus far, Josh has assisted with physics calculations, editing, and writing, both for the Strategic Security Project and for many other grateful FAS staff members.
ASMP Intern Returns for More
Matthew Schroeder rejoined FAS in February as a Research Associate with the Arms Sales Monitoring Project. After working during the summer of 2001 for the FAS ASMP Project, he returned to Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs to complete his Masters in International Affairs. He is also a director on the National Council of the Fellowship of Reconciliation, an 85-year-old peace and justice organization. Before coming to FAS, Matt worked as an intern at the Landmine Survivors Network. At FAS, Matt has worked on the ASMP web site and has also been working to monitor US military assistance to the Philippines, Columbia, Georgia, and Yemen. He hails originally from Holland, MI.