Jonathan Pearl was a 2010-2011 Stanton nuclear security fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) and a PhD candidate in government and politics at the University of Maryland. He was also a 2010-2011 Jennings Randolph peace scholar at the United States Institute of Peace.
Mr. Pearl's research at CFR focused on the determinants of sensitive nuclear cooperation between nuclear and non-nuclear weapon states. He has previously written on strategic coercion as an element of U.S. foreign policy, on nuclear arms control, on strategic stability in nuclear relationships, and on nuclear disarmament.
During the summer of 2010, Mr. Pearl worked on nuclear safeguards and export controls at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. He also has worked on nuclear arms control as an adjunct researcher and summer associate at the RAND Corporation (2009). Before commencing his doctoral studies, he served for four years as a foreign policy adviser to Senator Christopher J. Dodd (2002-2006).
He has been a nuclear scholar at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and he currently sits on the board of advisers for CSIS's Project on Nuclear Issues. He holds an MA in government and politics from the University of Maryland and a BA in music from Florida Atlantic University.