Dr. Seth Carus
Dr. Carus is a Distinguished Research Professor at National Defense University and Deputy Director of the Center for Counterproliferation Research. His current work focuses primarily on issues related to biological terrorism, biological warfare, the Department of Defense's role in consequence management, and homeland defense. Prior to joining NDU, he worked at the Center for Naval Analyses. He served for three years on the policy planning staff in the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Policy. His publications include a working paper, Bioterrorism and Biocrimes: The Illicit Use of Biological Agents in the 20th Century, "The Poor Man's Atomic Bomb"? Biological Weapons in the Middle East (January 1991), The Genie Unleashed: Iraqi Biological and Chemical Weapons (July 1989), Ballistic Missiles in the Third World: Threat and Response (1990), and Cruise Missile Proliferation in the 1990s (1992).
John P. Caves,
Mr. Caves joined the Center in October 2003. He previously served as Deputy Director for Counterproliferation Policy in the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD). He played a leading role in preparing U.S. forces for biological and chemical weapons threats in the Persian Gulf region and Korea, including through the development of anthrax and smallpox vaccination policies and securing enhanced capabilities against novel chemical agent threats. Among his other assignments during 17 years with OSD were Country Director, Office of European Policy, and Deputy Director for Plans, Defense Security Assistance Agency. Mr. Caves holds Masterís degrees from Princeton University and the National War College and a Bachelorís degree from Boston College. He twice received the Secretary of Defense Medal for Meritorious Civilian Service; he also was awarded the Secretary of Defense Medal for Exceptional Civilian Service.
Ms. Hersman joined the Center in November 1998. Her primary projects have involved the role of the Department of Defense in mitigating the effects of chemical and biological weapons attack (consequence management) both in the United States and against U.S. interests abroad, concepts and strategies for eliminating an adversary's WMD programs, as well as proliferation issues facing the Department of Defense more generally. Ms. Hersman was a 1997 International Affairs Fellow with the Council on Foreign Relations and spent her fellowship year at the Brookings Institution working on executive- legislative relations and foreign policy. Prior to that, Ms. Hersman was Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy. She has also served on the professional staff of the House Armed Services Committee and in the U.S. Information Agency. She completed her undergraduate study at Duke University and received her Master's Degree from Georgetown University. She is the author of Friends and Foes: How Congress and the President Really Make Foreign Policy (Brookings Institution Press, 2000).
Mr. Kiefer joined the staff of the Center for Counterproliferation Research in July 2000. His primary role is providing research support to the Center staff on projects that include consequence management, restoration of operations in the wake of chemical or biological weapons attacks, and other proliferation issues. Mr. Kiefer completed his undergraduate studies at Saint Louis University in 1997 and received his Masterís degree from the Defense and Strategic Studies Program at Southwest Missouri State University in 2000. He is co-author with Dr. Jason Ellis of Combating Proliferation: Strategic Intelligence and National Policy (forthcoming).
Mr. Koca joined the Center for Counterproliferation Research in September 2001. A proud Midwesterner, he completed his undergraduate studies at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois in 1999 and his Masterís degree at the Department of Defense and Strategic Studies at Southwest Missouri State University in 2001. Among his duties, Mr. Koca provides research support to Center projects on a wide range of issues, including CBRN terrorism, consequence management, and counterproliferation operations.
Richard Love is a Research Professor with the Center for
Counterproliferation Research, National Defense University, where he
conducts CBRN and counterproliferation research. He serves as
counsel for the Financial Crimes and Security Project at the Brookings
Institution and as an advisor to the Homeland Security Project at the
Council on Foreign Relations. He is an adjunct professor of
International Law and Politics at Catholic University in Washington, DC,
and holds a Juris Doctor and LL.M. in international
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Richard Love is a Research Professor with the Center for Counterproliferation Research, National Defense University, where he conducts CBRN and counterproliferation research. He serves as counsel for the Financial Crimes and Security Project at the Brookings Institution and as an advisor to the Homeland Security Project at the Council on Foreign Relations. He is an adjunct professor of International Law and Politics at Catholic University in Washington, DC, and holds a Juris Doctor and LL.M. in international law.
Updated 9 October 2003
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