Dr. Samore is the executive director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. Previously, he served for four years as President Obama’s White House Coordinator for Arms Control and the Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) Terrorism, including as U.S. Sherpa for the 2010 Nuclear Security Summit in Washington, DC and the 2012 Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul, Korea. Before joining the Obama Administration, Dr. Samore was vice president for studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR), vice president for global security and sustainability at the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, and director of studies and senior fellow for nonproliferation at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS). Dr. Samore was also special assistant to the President and senior director for nonproliferation and export controls during the Clinton Administration. He received a Ph.D. from Harvard University.