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former Administrator of the National Nuclear Security Administration
March 7, 2018
Michael Klare, Board Secretary and Senior Visiting Fellow

Michael Klare
Michael Klare
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Michael Klare is currently the secretary for the Arms Control Association board of directors and a senior visiting fellow working on emerging technologies—such as lethal autonomous weapons and unmanned aerial vehicles—and how arms control strategies can mitigate their adverse impacts.

He is a regular contributor for The Nation magazine and served as the Five Colleges Professor of Peace and World Security Studies at Hampshire College until his recent retirement. He also taught students at Amherst College, Smith College, Mount Holyoke College and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. He is the author of several volumes including Resource Wars and Blood and Oil: The Dangers and Consequences of America's Growing Petroleum Dependency.

His work as a senior visiting fellow will aim to increase our coverage and analysis in Arms Control Today and elsewhere on potential nuclear flashpoints around the globe and help us improve how Arms Control Association resources can be even more useful for university and college instructors.

Recent Publications and Citations

  • March 21, 2019
  • March 4, 2019

    Reducing human oversight of weapons systems offers attractive advantages to world military powers, but it also raises unsettling moral, ethical, and legal concerns.

  • March 4, 2019

    The U.S. and other world power militaries are committed to seeking a competitive advantage in artificial intelligence.

  • March 4, 2019

    Pentagon Seeks ‘Ethical Principles’ for AI Use

  • Tomgram: Michael Klare, A Long War of Attrition
    February 17, 2019