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Geoffrey E. Forden

Dr. Geoffrey E. Forden, a physicist by training, is currently a Senior Research Scientist at MIT’s Security Studies Program, which he joined in June 2000. Dr. Forden spent the academic year 2002 to 2003 on leave from MIT serving as the first Chief of the Multidiscipline Analysis Section for UNMOVIC, the United Nations Monitoring, Verification, and Inspection Commission – the agency responsible for verifying and monitoring the dismantlement of Iraq’s weapons of mass destruction. Previously, he was a strategic weapons analyst in the National Security Division of the Congressional Budget Office (CBO). Before joining CBO in August 1997, he spent a year as a Science Fellow at Stanford’s Center for International Security and Arms Control. Previous to that, he worked in experimental particle physics both in the US and in Europe.