THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON APPOINTS FOUR TO THE SCIENTIFIC AND POLICY ADVISORY
COMMITTEE (SPAC) OF THE ARMS CONTROL AND DISARMAMENT AGENCY
The President today announced his intent to appoint the first four members of the Scientific and Policy Advisory Committee (SPAC) of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency (ACDA). They are Paul Warnke, Dr. Albert Carnesale, Dr. Mike Mochizuki and Dr. Gregory van der Vink.
Mr. Warnke is a former Director of ACDA, a distinguished arms control negotiator, and former Assistant Secretary of Defense. He is currently an attorney at Howrey & Simon in Washington, D.C. Mr. Warnke holds an A.B. from Yale University, an LL.B. from Columbia University, and numerous honorary degrees.
Dr. Carnesale is Provost of Harvard University and the John F. Kennedy School of Government, and holds a Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering from North Carolina State University; a B.M.E in Mechanical Engineering from Cooper Union; and a M.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Drexel University. From 1969 to 1972, Dr. Carnesale served as Chief of the Defense Weapons Systems Division of the Science and Technology Bureau at ACDA. He has received several awards and has published numerous books and articles.
Dr. Mochizuki is a Senior Fellow of the Brookings Institution and an expert in North Pacific arms control. He has taught International Relations at the University of Southern California and at Yale University. Previously, Dr. Mochizuki was Co-Director of the RAND Center for Asian Pacific Policy. He holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from Harvard University, an A.B. in Political Science from Brown University, and was a Research Student and Fellow at the University of Tokyo. Dr. Mochizuki has received numerous awards, and is the author of several books.
Dr. van der Vink is Director of Planning for IRIS, a seismological research consortium. An expert in nuclear testing verification, he holds a Ph.D. and an M.A. in Geological and Geophysical Sciences from Princeton University, and an A.B. from Colgate University. Dr. van der Vink is also a Visiting Professor at Princeton University's Department of Geological and Geophysical Sciences. He has published several books and articles in the field of geophysics.
The Scientific and Policy Advisory Committee will advise the President, the Secretary of State, and the Director of the United States Arms Control and Disarmament Agency respecting scientific, technical, and policy matters affecting arms control, nonproliferation, and disarmament.