Philipp Bleek

Dr. Philipp C. Bleek is Associate Professor in the Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies Program, Coordinator of the Cyber Collaborative, and Fellow at both the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies and Center on Terrorism, Extremism, and Counterterrorism, all at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey. His research and teaching focuses on the causes, consequences, and amelioration of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear weapons proliferation to both states and non-state actors.

Dr. Bleek currently serves as an expert on the 2022-23 Congressionally-mandated National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine study on “Assessing and Improving Strategies for Preventing, Countering, and Responding to Weapons of Mass Destruction Terrorism,” on the “Chemical Threats” sub-group. He previously served as Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Defense Programs in the U.S. Department of Defense. He has held fellowships at Council on Foreign Relations, Harvard University’s Belfer Center, the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and the Center for New American Security, among others. He has also served as an advisor to several political campaigns, a consultant to the U.S. government and non-governmental organizations, and regularly participates in Track 2 dialogues. He is a former Emergency Medical Technician (New Jersey).

In CBRNe World, he was interviewed in “Into the Green” (April 2021, by Gwyn Winfield, including Zachary Kallenborn) and authored “Acid Reign of Terror” (May 2020, with Cyrus Jabbari), “Fellowship of the Drone” (February 2019, with Zachary Kallenborn). These and other publications are available at his faculty page.

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