Institute for Corean-American Studies

Mitchell B. Reiss
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Mitchell B Reiss, ICAS Fellow, is Dean of International Affairs and Director of the Wendy and Emery Reves Center for International Studies at the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia. He is also Professor of Law at the Marshall-Wythe Law School and Professor of Government in the Department of Government and a senior associate of the CSIS (Center for Strategic & International Studies) International Security Program.

Prior to coming to William & Mary, Mitchell helped start and manage KEDO (the Korean Peninsula Energy Development Organization), a multinational organization dealing with North Korea. His responsibilities there included serving as chief negotiator and General Counsel. Mitchell's government service includes being Special Assistant to the National Security Advisor at the White House, and a Consultant to the U S Arms Control & Disarmament Agency, the State Department, the Congressional Research Service, the Council on Foreign Relations, and Los Alamos National Laboratory. He has also been a Guest Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars and worked as an attorney at Covington & Burling.

Mitchell is the author of Bridled Ambition: Why Countries Constrain Their Nuclear Capabilities (Woodrow Wilson Center Press, 1995) and Without the Bomb: The Politics of Nuclear Nonproliferation (Columbia University Press, 1988), and he has authored over 50 articles on international security and arms control issues. Mitchell has testified before Congress on U S foreign policy issues, appeared on national and international radio and television programs, and delivered talks before academic, military, and civilian audiences in East Asia, the former Soviet Union, Europe, South Asia, and the United States. He holds a B.A. from Williams College, an M.A.L.D. from Tufts University, a Ph.D. from Oxford University, and a J.D. from Columbia University.

ICAS Web Site Links for Mitchell B. Reiss:

Bulletin of February 7, 2003
North Korea: Leveraging Uncertainty?

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