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John D. Steinbruner is Co-chairman of the Committee on International Security Studies of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is a Professor of Public Policy at the University of Maryland and Director of the Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland (CISSM). He is also a Non-Resident Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution and an Academic Fellow at the Carnegie Corporation of New York. Steinbruner served as Director of the Foreign Policy Studies Program at Brookings from 1978-1996. He has also held various academic positions at Yale University, the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Steinbruner is currently Vice-Chair of the Committee on International Security and Arms Control of the National Academy of Sciences, Chairman of the Board of the Arms Control Association, and a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Steinbruner received his A.B. from Stanford University in 1963, and his Ph.D. in Political Science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1968.
Steinbruner has authored and edited a number of books and monographs, including: Principles of Global Security (Brookings Institution, 2000); A New Concept of Cooperative Security, co-authored with Ashton B. Carter and William J. Perry (Brookings, 1992); The Effects of Warning on Strategic Stability with Bruce G. Blair (Brookings Occasional Papers, 1991); and The Cybernetic Theory of Decision (Princeton, 1974).