UANI Announces Dr. Gary Samore as New President

September 23, 2013 
Contact: Nathan Carleton, [email protected] 
Phone: (212) 554-3296

UANI Announces Dr. Gary Samore as New President

New York, NY - United Against Nuclear Iran (UANI) is pleased to announce that Dr. Gary Samore, who recently served four years as President Obama's Coordinator for WMD Counter-Terrorism and Arms Control, has accepted the position of UANI President.  

Dr. Samore currently serves as Executive Director for Research at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.

As White House WMD Coordinator, Dr. Samore served as the principal advisor to President Obama on all matters relating to arms control and the prevention of weapons of mass destruction proliferation and WMD terrorism.

Said UANI CEO, Ambassador Mark D. Wallace:    

UANI is honored to welcome Dr. Samore as our new President. Dr. Samore's experience as a researcher and negotiator on nuclear security issues is unparalleled, as is his insight into the dangers posed by the Iranian regime's nuclear program.

Gary served on UANI's Advisory Board at our inception in 2008, and we are proud that he is now assuming this new role five years later. Gary's expertise on the issues we deeply care about is matched by few, and he will greatly enhance our efforts to highlight the danger of Iran's nuclear program, beginning this week in New York.

While advising President Obama, Dr. Samore represented the U.S. for the 2010 Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, DC and the 2012 Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul, Korea.

From 2006 to 2009, Dr. Samore served as Vice President for Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) in New York, where he held the Maurice R. Greenberg chair and directed the David Rockefeller Studies Program. Before joining CFR, Dr. Samore was vice president for global security and sustainability at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation in Chicago, and from 2001 to 2005, was Director of Studies and Senior Fellow for Nonproliferation at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in London.

Dr. Samore received his MA and PhD in government from Harvard University in 1984.

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