Sara Kutchesfahani joins senior staff at CITS
Dr. Sara Z. Kutchesfahani comes to the Center from the Nuclear Engineering and Nonproliferation Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), where she was the only social science research associate among a pool of 440 at the laboratory. At Los Alamos, her work focused on non-proliferation policy-related research projects, with an emphasis on international safeguards. From LANL, she also taught a graduate distance-learning education course, titled “Nuclear Safeguards & Security Policy,” at the New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology, a premier science engineering research university.
Prior to her employment at Los Alamos, Kutchesfahani worked at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (London), the European Union Institute for Security Studies (Paris), and at the RAND Corporation (Washington).
Dr. Kutchesfahani is an expert on South American nuclear policy, and has worked on nuclear non-proliferation issues for most of the past decade. She holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from University College London. Kutchesfahani is the author of numerous publications, including Politics and the Bomb: The Role of Experts in the Creation of Cooperative Nuclear Non-Proliferation Agreements (Routledge/Taylor & Francis, forthcoming, 2013).