Lisa Bronson, JD

DSS 723: Counterproliferation

Professional Experience University Professor, 2005-Present

  • National War College, National Defense University
  • Missouri State University, Graduate Department of Defense and Strategic Studies Faculty
  • DSS 723: Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction; Alternative Futures Analysis

Deputy Undersecretary of Defense, Technology Security Policy and Counterproliferation Policy, Director, Defense Technology Administration, 2001-2005

  • Chairman of the NATO Senior Defense Group on Proliferation; authored and negotiated the 2002  Prague Summit NBC defense initiatives resulting in the establishment of the first NATO chemical and biological defense battalion with full operational capability in July 2004
  • Realigned the  Cooperative Threat Reduction Program (Nunn-Lugar) to support Counter Terrorism efforts.

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, European and  NATO Policy, 1999-2001

Director for NATO Policy, Office of Secretary Of Defense, 1996-1999

Director for Negotiations and  Implementation, OSD, 1993-1996

  • Integrated three diverse offices to create single Defense focal point for nuclear, biological, and chemical weapons, and multilateral arms control
  • Developed and implemented DOD strategies for extension of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty  and ratification of Chemical Weapons Convention
  • Pioneered groundbreaking study on potential impact of the use of  chemical, biological, or nuclear weapons on the Korean Peninsula, resulting in extensive reexamination of DOD strategy and preparedness

Deputy Director for Multilateral  Negotiations, OSD, 1990-1993

  • Conceived and  designed first Soviet visits to former US biological weapons sites; led US negotiating team during visits resulting in defection of key Soviet scientist  and contributing to Yeltsin’s acknowledgement of a Soviet biological weapons  program
  • OSD representative on interagency negotiating team to the Chemical Weapons Convention negotiations at the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva

Education J.D., cum laude, Cornell Law School, 1982 A.B., with distinction, History/Government, Cornell University, 1979