THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
PRESIDENT CLINTON NAMES TWO MEMBERS TO THE SCIENTIFIC AND POLICY ADVISORY COMMITTEE OF THE U.S. ARMS CONTROL AND DISARMAMENT AGENCY President Clinton today announced his intent to appoint two
new member scientists to the Scientific and Policy Advisory Committee of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency.
Randall Forsberg of Massachusetts is the founder and director of the Institute for Defense and Disarmament (IDDS), a non-profit research center in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She authored the paper that launched the Nuclear Weapons Freeze Campaign (1980) and was the recipient of a MacArthur Foundation Fellowship (1983). Ms. Forsberg has published numerous articles and contributed to or edited many books, including the annual Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) Yearbook of World Armaments and Disarmament (1968-1982), The Price of Defense (1979), Nuclear Weapons: Report of the United Nations Secretary General (1980), World Weapon Database (1986-1987), Cutting Conventional Forces (1989), The Arms Production Dilemma (1994), Nonproliferation Primer (1995), and the annual IDDS Arms Database. She is an adjunct research fellow at Harvard University and has served on advisory panels for the University of California, Ohio State University, and the University of Notre Dame, as well as the U.S. Congressional Research Service, the U.S. General Accounting Office, and the U.S. Office of Technology Assessment.
Patricia McFate of Maryland is currently a senior scientist at the Science Applications International Corporation. Dr. McFate is an expert in the technical issues of national security, particularly arms control treaty verification and implementation. She has served as a consultant to the United Nations Group of Experts on the subject of "Verification in all its Aspects, including the role of the United Nations in Verification." In addition, she has served as Deputy Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities (1978-1981), as a member of the Strategic Council of the University of Arkansas, and as the Vice Provost of the University of Pennsylvania.
The Scientific and Policy Advisory Committee of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency is responsible for advising the President, the Secretary of State, and the Director of the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency on scientific, technical, and policy matters affecting arms control, nonproliferation and disarmament.