Harvard University announced that Gary Samore, President Obama's Coordinator for Weapons of Mass Destruction Counter-Terrorism and Arms Control, has been appointed Executive Director (Research) for Harvard Kennedy School's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.
Mr. Samore served as a fellow in the International Security Program at the Belfer Center after completing his PhD in Government at Harvard University in 1984.
He previously served as Vice President for Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). He has also served as Director of Studies and Senior Fellow for Nonproliferation at the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) in London.
The Belfer Center was just ranked as the 22nd best think tank in the US by the University of Pennsylvania. It was also ranked as the 20th best security and international affairs think tank in the world. The Belfer Center was also ranked as the 2nd best university-affiliated think tank in the world.