He has served as a consultant to the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the RAND Corporation, and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He has been a member of several committees of the National Academy of Sciences and currently serves on the National Academy of Sciences Nonproliferation Panel. His present research focuses on nuclear terrorism and forecasting proliferation developments.
I am passionate about capacity building in the areas of financial regulatory compliance and investigations, and public policies related to illicit markets as well as the macro-economy. While my research and consulting work can be invigorating, my first love will always be teaching. I hope to convey my own passion for these subjects to my students and inspire them to go out and explore new career paths they might not have considered when they first began their studies here.
Dr. Jeffrey M. Bale is the Director of the Monterey Terrorism Research and Education Program (MonTREP) and an Associate Professor in the Graduate School of International Policy and Management at the Monterey Institute of International Studies (MIIS), and also regularly teaches specialized courses on an adjunct basis at the Naval Postgraduate School. He obtained his B.A. in Middle Eastern and Islamic history at the University of Michigan, his M.A. in social movements and political sociology at the University of California at Berkeley, and his Ph.D.
Professor Vassilieva is a teacher, author, translator, and editor. She appears regularly as a commentator on various national and international television and radio programs, such as Jim Lehrer’s Newshour and CNN International. Her published works include articles in the Soviet Environmental Watch, Environmental Resources and Problems in the Former Soviet Union, Nature, Moscow News, Los Angeles Times, International Herald Tribune, and Asahi Shimbun. She regularly contributes her analysis of Russian and Eurasian politics to Brazilian Jornal do Brasil.