William Potter

Director of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies

Dr. William Potter is Sam Nunn and Richard Lugar Professor of Nonproliferation Studies and director of the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies (MIIS).  He is the author or editor of sixteen books, including Nuclear Power and Nonproliferation, Dismantling the Cold War, and The Four Faces of Nuclear Terrorism.  Dr. Potter serves on the Nonproliferation Panel of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences Committee on International Security and Arms Control.  He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and served for five years on the UN Secretary-General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters.  He also is a member of the International Advisory Board of The Center for Policy Studies in Russia.  He was an advisor to the delegation of Kyrgyzstan at the 1995 NPT Review and Extension Conference and the 1997, 1998, 1999, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, and 2009 sessions of the NPT Preparatory Committee, as well as at the 2000 and 2005 NPT Review Conferences.