Lisbeth Gronlund

Senior Scientist & Co-Director, Global Security Program

Dr. Lisbeth Gronlund focuses on technical and policy issues related to nuclear weapons, ballistic missile defenses, and space weapons. She has authored numerous articles and reports, lectured on nuclear arms control and missile defense policy issues before lay and expert audiences, and testified before Congress. A long list of news organizations, including the New York Times and NPR, have cited Gronlund since she joined UCS in 1992.

Since 1990, Dr. Gronlund has been a primary organizer of the International Summer Symposiums on Science and World Affairs, which foster cooperation among scientists around the world working on arms control and security issues. She is the co-recipient of the 2001 Joseph A. Burton Forum Award of the American Physical Society (APS) “for creative and sustained leadership in building an international arms-control-physics community and for her excellence in arms control physics.” She also is a fellow of the APS and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Before joining the Union of Concerned Scientists, Dr. Gronlund was an SSRC-MacArthur Foundation fellow in international peace and security at the University of Maryland and a postdoctoral fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Defense and Arms Control Studies Program. She has a doctorate degree in theoretical physics from Cornell University.