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Dr. Michael D. Rosenthal
Dr. Michael D. Rosenthal joined Brookhaven National Laboratory in May 2007 as the Head of the Nonproliferation and Safeguards Division in Brookhaven's Nonproliferation and National Security Department. Prior to that he served in the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA) as a member of the Senior Executive Service. He has an extensive background in nuclear nonproliferation and international security issues and broad experience with the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), international safeguards, and U.S. Government and international programs aimed at reducing the risks of nuclear and other radioactive material and technology. He served two tours of duty at the IAEA, in the Department of Safeguards and in the Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications.
Dr. Rosenthal has represented the United States Government in numerous bilateral and multilateral consultations and in international meetings, including at the IAEA, at NPT Review Conferences in 1990, 1995, and 2000, and in the Nuclear Suppliers Group and the Zangger Committee. He was part of the first senior level U.S. delegation to visit the DPRK to discuss nuclear nonproliferation issues.
Dr. Rosenthal holds a Ph.D. in Physics from Cornell University and is a
Fellow of the American Physical Society. He taught physics at Rutgers
University and Swarthmore College and has a B.A. in Physics and Mathematics
from Wesleyan University in Connecticut.
Last Modified: December 2, 2010