The FMWG Steering Committee is comprised of the following professionals:
- Kenneth N. Luongo, President, Partnership for Global Security (co-chair)
- Miles Pomper, Senior Research Associate, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies (co-chair)
- Irma Arguello, Founder and Chair, NPSGlobal Foundation
- Matthew Bunn, Co-Principal Investigator, Project on Managing the Atom, Harvard University
- Jennifer Smyser, Director of Policy Programming, The Stanley Foundation
- Sharon Squassoni, Director and Senior Fellow, Proliferation Prevention Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies
- Benn Tannenbaum, Non-Resident Fellow, Center for Science, Technology, and Security Policy, American Association for the Advancement of Science
- Alexandra Toma, former Executive Director, Connect U.S. Fund
- Paul Walker, Director, Security & Sustainability, Global Green USA
The Fissile Materials Working Group (FMWG) is a non-governmental coalition of more than 70 U.S. and international organizations committed to improving fissile material security through the development of actionable policy proposals and advocacy for government adoption and implementation of improved policies.
The FMWG has been a forceful presence in support of improved fissile material security and the prevention of nuclear terrorism. Important milestones for the FMWG include:
- The publication of its consensus recommendations to the Obama administration for improving nuclear material security (September 2009) and updated recommendations to world leaders before the 2012 Nuclear Security Summit (January 2012);
- The convening of a summit of international experts and supporting events in support of the official Nuclear Security Summit (April 2010);
- A series of regional meetings to explore international perspectives on nuclear security (October 2010 - April 2011 - November 2011).
These activities highlight the urgency of this agenda and engage a broad array of international stakeholders. Please click here for a summary of the FMWG's activities to date. To view the FMWG's condensed work plan, please click here.