Patron and Emeritus Convenor1 Members
Gareth EVANS
Former Foreign Minister of Australia
Gareth Evans is the Chancellor of the Australian National University, and a co-Chair of the International Commission on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament.
Co-Convenor2 Members
Chung-in MOON
Distinguished University Professor, Yonsei University
Chung-in Moon is distinguished university professor of political science at Yonsei University and an Ambassador for International Security Affairs at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
Director of the Centre for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament, ANU
Ramesh Thakur has served as the Assistant Secretary-General in the United Nations and a Senior Vice Rector at the United Nations University.
Counselor to the Nuclear Threat Initiative
John Carlson is a former Director General of the Australian Safeguards and Non-Proliferation Office, and founding Chair of the Asia-Pacific Safeguards Network.
Dean and Professor of Faculty of Law of National University of Singapore
Simon Chesterman is a recognized authority on international law, whose work has opened up new areas of research on conceptions of public authority.
Phillip CLARK
ABC broadcaster
Philip Clark is a well-known broadcaster in Australian radio and television. He presents the breakfast show on ABC 666 Canberra.
Chair of UN Secretary-General Advisory Board on Disarmament Affairs
Trevor Findlay served for thirteen years in the Australian diplomatic service followed by academic appointments in various organizations.
Marianne HANSON
Professor of International Relations at the University of Queensland
Marianne Hanson teaches and researches in the field of international security focusing on arms control, disarmament, international organizations and international law.
Director of Nautilus Institute
Peter Hayes works at the nexus of security, environment, and energy policy problem. He is best known for innovative cooperative engagement strategies in North Korea.
Robert HILL
Former Defense Minister of Australia
Robert Murray Hill is a retired Australian politician. He currently teaches at the United States Centre at the University of Sydney.
Michael KIRBY
Former Chair of the UNHRC Commission of Inquiry on DPRK
Holding the record of Australia\'s longest serving judge when he retired in 2009, Michael Kirby has served as Chair of the OECD expert groups on privacy and data security.
Kevin RUDD
Former Prime Minister of Australia
Kevin Rudd served as Prime Minister and then the Foreign Minister of Australia.
Director of Research in APLN
John Tilemann served as Ambassador of Australia to a total of five countries. He has also represented Australia at various international forums irelated to nonproliferation and disarmament.
Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury
Principal Research Fellow, Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore
Dr. Iftekhar Ahmed Chowdhury is Principal Research Fellow at Institute of South Asian Studies, National University of Singapore, and served as the Foreign Minister of the Caretaker Government of Bangladesh.
CHINA9 Members
CHEN Dongxiao
President, Shanghai Institute of International Studies
Chen Dongxiao specializes in the studies of China foreign policy, Sino-U.S. relations and UN collective security. He held various academic positions such as Director of the Department of International Organizations and International Law.
CUI Liru
Senior Advisor to China Institute of Contemporary International Relations
Cui Liru is a member of the Committee of Foreign Affairs of the Chinese Peoples’ Political Consultative Conference, and also serves as a member of the Foreign Policy Consulting Committee of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
FAN Jishe
Deputy Director of Center for Arms Control and Nonproliferation Studies, CASS
Dr. Fan Jishe is a Senior Fellow and Director for Strategic Studies and Deputy Director of the Center for Arms Control and Nonproliferation Studies in the Institute of American Studies at Chinese Academy of Social Sciences.
LI Bin
Director of Arms Control Program, Tsinghua University
Li Bin is a senior associate working jointly in the Nuclear Policy Program and the Asia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
MA Zhengang
President of China Arms Control and Disarmament Association
Ma Zhengang was formerly Chinese Ambassador to the U.K., and is now Chairman of the National Committee at the Council for Security and Cooperation in the Asia Pacific. He is also the Chairman of the China Arms Control and Disarmament Association.
PAN Zhenqiang
Senior Adviser to China Reform Forum
Pan Zhenqiang served as Major General to the Chinese Army and now holds the position of deputy chairman of the China Foundation for International Studies. He is also the senior adviser to the China Reform Forum.
SHA Zukang
Former United Nations Under-Secretary General for Economic and Social Affairs
Sha Zukang has held a number of posts in the diplomatic service of the People\\
SHEN Dingli
Associate Dean of Institute of International Studies, Fudan University
Shen Dingli teaches international security, China-U.S. relations, China\'s foreign and defense policy in Fudan University and Washington University in St. Louis. Additionally, his publications cover arms control and nonproliferation.
Associate, Carnegie-Tsinghua Center for Global Policy
Tong Zhao is an associate at the Nuclear Policy Program of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, based in Beijing at the Carnegie–Tsinghua Center for Global Policy
INDIA9 Members
Wilmar Chair in Asian Studies of Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore
An awardee of the K. Subrahmanyam Award for Excellence in Research in Strategic and Security Studies, Kanti Bajpai has been teaching international politics for nearly three decades.
Former Foreign Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs
Lalit Mansingh has served as Foreign Secretary in the Ministry of External Affairs, High Commissioner of India to the UK, and the Ambassador of India to USA.
Head, the Strategic Studies Programme at the Observer Research Foundation
C. Raja Mohan is consulting editor on foreign affairs for The Indian Express and a distinguished fellow at the Observer Research Foundation, New Delhi.
Emeritus Professor of Physics at Jawaharlal Nehru University
Ramamurti Rajaraman is a prolific expert in theoretical physics and public policy in areas of nuclear energy and disarmament. He holds membership in various organizations such as International Panel on Fissile materials.
Manpreet SETHI
Senior Fellow, Center for Air Power Studies, New Delhi
Leading a project on nuclear security, Manpreet Sethi has been researching and writing on nuclear energy, strategy, non-proliferation, and disarmament for 18 years.
Rakesh SOOD
former Ambassador to Conference on Disarmament
Rakesh Sood has served as Ambassador to Nepal, Afghanistan, France and the Conference on Disarmament, and Special Envoy of the Prime Minister for Nuclear Non-Proliferation.
Shashi TYAGI
Former Chief of the Indian Air Force
Retired Air Chief Marshal Shashindra Pal Tyagi served as the chief of the air staff of the Indian Air Force from 2004 to 2007.
Founding Editor, The Wire
Siddharth Varadarajan is a journalist and well-known commentator on foreign affairs and nuclear issues. The founding editor of The Wire, he also held position of editor at The Hindu.
Assistant Professor in ISSSP at the National Institute of Advanced Studies
Dr. Vishwanathan held the position of Assistant Director in the National Security Council Secretariat, Prime Minister’s Office, Government of India between 2008 and 2011.
Dewi Fortuna ANWAR
Research Professor of Research Center for Politics-Indonesian Institute of Sciences (P2P-LIPI)
Professor Dewi Fortuna Anwar serves as Deputy for Government Policy Support to the Vice President of the Republic of Indonesia and held the position of the Deputy Chairman for Social Sciences and Humanities at The Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI).
Kusmayanto KADIMAN
State Minister for Research and Technology
Kusmayanto Kadiman is a former Director of the Bandung Institute. He has been active in the Europe-Southeast Asia University Network since 1999.
Former Foreign Minister of Indonesia
Marty Natalegawa has served as Ambassador to the United Kingdom, and Permanent Representative to the United Nations.
Former Ambassador of Indonesia
Wiryono Sastrohandoyo has served as Ambassador to Austria, France, and Australia, and Permanent Representative to the UN. He is currently a Senior Fellow at the Center for International and Strategic Studies.
Vice Chair, Centre for Strategic and International Studies Foundation
Jusuf Wanandi is Senior Fellow and co-founder of CSIS and Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees CSIS Foundation, Jakarta.
Former Foreign Minister of Indonesia
Nur Hassan Wirajuda has served as Foreign Minister of Indonesia for nine years. He has also held the position of Permanent Representative to the UN.
JAPAN13 Members
Nobuyasu ABE
Former commissioner of the Japan Atomic Energy Commission
Nobuyasu Abe is a former United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Disarmament Affairs and former Director-General for Arms Control and Science Affairs of the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Senior Commentator with NHK Japan Broadcasting Corporation
Aiko Doden is a Senior Commentator with NHK Japan Broadcasting Corporation and the Senior Producer of NHK World “Newsroom Tokyo”. She is also a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies.
Professor of Political Science at University of Tokyo
Kiichi Fujiwara has taught at the University of the Philippines, the Johns Hopkins University, and the University of Bristol. He is also a fellow of the Woodrow Wilson International Center at Washington D.C.
Chairman of the Rebuild Japan Initiative Foundation
Yoichi Funabashi is a formal journalist and editor-in-chief of the Asahi Shimbun, and a correspondent to Beijing and Washington DC. He has written extensively on foreign affairs, the US-Japan Alliance, economics and historical issues in the Asia Pacific.
Professor at Tokyo Institute of Technology
Professor Masako Ikegami works at the Department of Innovation Science, School of Environment & Society of Tokyo Institute of Technology.
Former Minister of State for Gender Equality and Social Affairs
Kuniko Inoguchi is a member of the House of Councillors of Japan, and former Ambassador to the Conference on Disarmament. She also took up the post of President of the Conference on Disarmament in 2003.
Former Minister for Foreign Affairs
Yoriko Kawaguchi is a former Foreign Minister and Environment Minister of Japan. She also co-chaired the International Commission on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament.
Yohei KONO
Former Minister for Foreign Affairs
Yohei Kono is a Japanese politician and a member of the Liberal Democratic Party. He served as Speaker of the House of Representatives from 2003 to 2009.
Katsuya OKADA
Former Minister for Foreign Affairs
Katsuya Okada is a Diet member, and a former Secretary General of the Democratic Party of Japan.
Toshio SANO
Former Japanese Ambassador to the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva
Ambassador Sano was Japanese Ambassador to the Conference on Disarmament(2013-2018) in Geneva, and has led the Japanese delegation to 2015 NPT Review Conference, UN First Committee and other conferences on Nuclear Disarmament and Non-proliferations.
Tatsujiro SUZUKI
Director and Professor of Research Center for Nuclear Weapons Abolition, Nagasaki University
Tatsujiro Suzuki served as Vice Chairman of Japan Atomic Energy Commission of the Cabinet office and currently a member of Executive Committee and Council of Pugwash Conferences on Science and International Affairs.
Visiting Professor, RECNA, Nagasaki University
Dr. Hiromichi Umebayashi was former Director of the Research Center for Nuclear Weapons Abolition, Nagasaki University. He is also Special Advisor, former President and Founder of Peace Depot Inc., Japan.
Hidehiko YUZAKI
Governor of Hiroshima Prefecture
Hidehiko Yuzaki is the governor of Hiroshima Prefecture in Japan and a long-time champion of eliminating nuclear weapons.
Tan Sri Hasmy AGAM
Chairman of the Malaysian Commission of Human Rights
Hasmy Agam served as the Permanent Representative of Malaysia to the United Nations, President of the Security Council of the UN, and Secretary-General of the Association of South-East Asian Nations Division of Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Tan Sri Jawhar HASSAN
Former Chairman of Institute of Strategic and International Studies Malaysia
Tan Sri Jawhar was a Chairman of ISIS Malaysia and now works as Distinguished Fellow in the Institute of Diplomacy and Foreign Relations.
Former Ambassador of Malaysia to USA
Dr. Rajmah Hussain has served as Ambassador of Malaysia to USA, France and Austria, and as Permanent Representative of Malaysia to the United Nations.
Tan Sri Rastam MOHD ISA
Chairman & Chief Executive of the Institute of Strategic and International Studies Malaysia
Tan Sri Rastam is a former Secretary General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Malaysia. He served in various capacities at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Malaysian diplomatic missions abroad.
Executive Director, Mongolia Development Strategy Institute
Dashdorj Zorigt is Executive Director of Mongolia Development Strategy Institute and served as Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy Ministry and member of Parliament.
Chairman of Blue Banner
Amb. Enkhsaikhan is international lawyer and diplomat who has served as Mongolia’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations
Former Minister for External Relations
Nyamosor Tuya is the former Foreign Minister of Mongolia.
Former Prime Minister of New Zealand
Jim Bolger has served as the Prime Minister of New Zealand and Ambassador to the U.S.
Geoffrey PALMER
Former Prime Minister of New Zealand
Sir Geoffrey Winston Russell Palmer served as the Prime Minister and the Deputy Prime Minister of New Zealand. He was created a Knight Commander of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George in 1991.
David PINE
Former Ambassador to the Philippines
David Pine is a former High Commissioner to Malaysia and Brunei Darussalam. He is now a private advisor to a range of companies and individuals including San Miguel Corporation, KYS Aventura, ZICO Holdings and SourceWorld.
Deputy Executive Director at the Verification Research, Training and Information Centre
Angela Woodward is a member of the New Zealand Public Advisory Committee on Disarmament and Arms Control. She has worked in the arms control and disarmament field since 1998 specializing in monitoring, verification, and compliance issues.
Professor of Physics and Mathematics at Forman Christian College University
Pervez Hoodbhoy is a member of the UN Secretary General’s Advisory Board on Disarmament and taught at the Quaid-e-Azam University physics department for 40 years.
Jehangir KARAMAT
Former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff
Jehangir Karamat is a retired four-star rank army general and military academic. He served as Chief of Army Staff of Pakistan Army and is now a member of International Commission on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament.
Riaz Mohammad KHAN
Former Foreign Secretary of Pakistan
Riaz Mohammad Khan is a retired diplomat who served for forty years in the Pakistan Foreign Service. He was Ambassador to China and the EU. He has been a member of the NTI Board of Directors since 2014.
Abdul Hameed NAYYAR
Dr. A. H. Nayyar is a physicist who retired from Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad. He is now pursuing policy research on issues in education, energy and nuclear disarmament.
Mushahid Hussain SAYED
Chairman of the Defense Committee, Pakistani Senate
Mushahid Hussain served as the Minister for Information and Chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, Pakistan Senate and now serves as Chairman of the Defense Committee.
Lecturer for Defense and Strategic Studies, Quaid-i-Azam University
Sadia Tasleem previously worked as a Robin Copeland Memorial Fellow for Nonproliferation and has done extensive research as core member of Program on Strategic Stability Evaluation (POSSE).
Member of UN Secretary-General\'s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters and Security
Mely Caballero-Anthony is Associate Professor and Head of the Centre for Non-Traditional Security Studies at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Former Assistant Secretary, Head, Legal and International Affairs Office, ATC-PMC, Office of the President
Anne Marie L. Corominas most recently worked with the Office of the Solicitor General under the administration of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte primarily on matters concerning the Philippines v. China arbitration case under the 1982 UNCLOS.
Ambassador to Russia
Carlos D. Sorreta served as Ambassador and Deputy Permanent Representative of Philippine Permanent Mission to the UN. He is a former Director-General of Foreign Service Institute.
Myung-bok BAE
Editor-at-large of The JoongAng Ilbo
Myung-bok Bae is journalist who has covered the U.S. and Paris as a foreign correspondent and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs as a staff writer. He was also a Foreign News Editor.
Yungwoo CHUN
Chairman of The Korean Peninsula Future Forum
Yungwoo Chun has served as the Senior Secretary to the President for Foreign Affairs and National Security and the Head of ROK Delegation to the Six-Party Talks. He is now the senior adviser to Asan Institute of Policy Studies.
Sung-joo HAN
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs
Sung-joo Han previously served as Minister of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador to the United States, and Chairman of the East Asia Vision Group. He is now professor emeritus at Korea University.
Yong-Sup HAN
Professor at Korea National Defense University
Yong-Sup Han was a President of Korea Nuclear Policy Society and Vice President of KNDU.
Yongsoo HWANG
Principal Researcher, Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute
Dr Yongsoo Hwang was Director General of Korea Institute of Nuclear Non-proliferation and Control. He has worked in the field of spent fuel management for more than 25 years.
Bong-geun JUN
Professor of Korea National Diplomatic Academy
Dr. Bong-guen Jun is a professor at the Department of Security and Unification Studies at the Institute of Foreign Affairs and National Security.
Sung-Hwan KIM
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Sung-Hwan Kim served as a member of the UN Secretary-General\'s High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda.
Won-soo Kim
former Under Secretary-General and High Representative for Disarmament Affairs, U.N.
Distinguished Professor at GSIS, Yonsei University
Hong-koo LEE
Former Prime Minister of ROK
Hong-koo Lee is Chairman of the Seoul Forum for International Affairs and the East Asia Institute. He served as the Deputy Prime Minister for Reunification and Ambassador to the UK.
Sang Hyun LEE
Vice President for Research Planning at Sejong Institute
Dr. Sang Hyun LEE serves as President of the Korea Nuclear Policy Society.
Minsoon SONG
Former Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Minsoon Song is the President of the University of North Korean Studies and chair professor at Kyungnam University. He was head of Korean Delegation to the Six Party Talks in 2005.
President of the Korean Nuclear Society
Dr. Jooho WHANG is a professor of nuclear engineering at Kyung Hee University. He was the President of the Korea Institute of Energy Research.
Hee-ryong WON
Governor of Jeju Special Self-Governing Province
Hee-ryong Won served as Chairman of the Low Carbon Green Growth National Forum. He served as Chairman for the Committee for Foreign Affairs, Trade, and Unification in the National Assembly.
Kishore Mahbubani
Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore
Kishore Mahbubani served in the Singapore Foreign Service for more than three decades. He has also held positions as Ambassador to the United Nations and President of the UN Security Council.
SRI LANKA3 Members
Former President of the Pugwash Conferences on Science and World Affairs
Jayantha Dhanapala is widely known for his Presidency of the 1995 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review and Extension Conference. He served as United Nations Under-Secretary General for Disarmament and Ambassador of Sri Lanka to the U.S.
HMGS Palihakkara
Former Foreign Secretary and former Ambassador and Permanent Representative to UN
HMGS Palihakkara has served as Chairman and member of UN Secretary General\'s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters.
Executive Director of the Lakshman Kadirgamar Institute of International Relations and Strategic Studies
Dr. Dinusha Panditaratne is Executive Director of LKI. She is an expert in public law and international law.
Assistant Secretary General for External Relations, Thai Red Cross Society
Mr. Sawanit Kongsiri is a retired diplomat of the Thai Government. He also worked as Governor from Thailand to the International Atomic Energy Agency.
Former Foreign Minister of Thailand
Kaist Piromya has served as Ambassador to a number of countries such as Russia, Malaysia, Germany, Japan, and the U.S. He has also served as a member of Parliament.
VIETNAM3 Members
TA Minh Tuan
Visiting Professor, Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam
Dr. Ta Minh Tuan is an Associate Professor at the Diplomatic Academy of Vietnam. He was Director of Department of Research Projects Management and Deputy Director of Center for Regional and Foreign Policy Studies at DAV.
President, Ho Chi Minh City Peace and Development Foundation
Ton-nu-thi Ninh is a member of the National Assembly who has served Viet Nam as a diplomat for more than two decades, specializing in global issues and multilateral institutions.
VO VAN Thuan
Senior Expert-Advisor, Vietnam Atomic Energy Institute
Dr. Vo Van Thuan is a senior expert (Emeritus) of Vietnam Atomic Energy Institute (VINATOM). He was also a senior expert of the Permanent Office of the State Steering Committee for Ninh Thuan Nuclear Power Projects.

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