Nickolas Roth is director of the Stimson Center’s Nuclear Security Program and International Nuclear Security Forum. Prior to joining the Stimson Center, Roth was a senior research associate at the Project on Managing the Atom at the Harvard Kennedy School where he received a Dean’s Award for his work. His research has focused on nuclear security, U.S. nuclear weapons policy, arms control, and the nuclear policy-making process. He is currently a research scholar at the Center for International Security Studies at the University of Maryland and an associate of the Project on Managing the Atom at the Harvard Kennedy School.
Prior to working at Harvard, Mr. Roth was a policy analyst at the Union of Concerned Scientists and the program director for the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability. In both roles, he developed legislation to improve accountability and project management within the Department of Energy. Mr. Roth’s work has appeared in publications around the world, including the New York Times, The Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, USA Today, Asahi Shimbun, and Newsweek. Mr. Roth earned a Master of Public Policy from the University of Maryland.