Wisconsin Project Board of Directors
Mr. William J. Lowell is the managing director of Lowell Defense Trade, LLC. He served for 31 years at the U.S. State Department. From November 1994 to January 2003 he was Director of the Office of Defense Trade, where he managed the U.S. government's program for arms exports. He received the Secretary of State's Career Achievement Award in January 2003 upon retiring. From January 2003 to December 2006, he was a member of the staff for the U.S. House of Representatives' Committee on International Relations, where he had responsibility for oversight of arms sales, security assistance, nonproliferation and export controls. Mr. Lowell earned an M.A. from Georgetown University and a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts.
Mr. J. Triplett Mackintosh is a partner at Holland & Hart where he specializes in export control and trade sanctions and has defended numerous domestic and foreign clients facing investigation under U.S. federal law. He is a Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Export Controls and Economic Sanctions Committee, and since 1993 has held a position as an Adjunct Professor at Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver where he has taught courses on federal regulations, white collar defense, and corporate compliance. Mr. Mackintosh holds a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center and an M.A. from the Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver.
Mr. James Mann is a Foreign Policy Institute author-in-residence at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. Mr. Mann is a former reporter, foreign correspondent, and foreign affairs columnist, and wrote for the Los Angeles Times for over twenty years. He is the award-winning author of a number of books including the New York Times bestseller Rise of the Vulcans: The History of Bush's War Cabinet (2004). He was a senior writer-in-residence at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and a guest scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. Mr. Mann earned a B.A. in sociology from Harvard University.
Emeritus Professor Gary Milhollin of the University of Wisconsin Law School is President of the Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control. He founded the organization in 1986 and served as Executive Director for twenty-five years. Professor Milhollin was an Administrative Judge, part-time, at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. He has been a consultant on nuclear arms proliferation to the Department of Defense, has practiced international corporate law in New York and Paris, and has taught courses on nuclear arms proliferation at Princeton University and at the University of Wisconsin. Professor Milhollin received a degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University and a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.
Dr. Robert S. Norris is a Senior Fellow for Nuclear Policy at the Federation of American Scientists. From 1984 to 2011 he was a Senior Research Associate with the Natural Resources Defense Council. His areas of expertise include all aspects of the nuclear weapons programs of the United States, Soviet Union/Russia, Britain, France, and China, as well as India, Pakistan, and Israel. Dr. Norris co-edited the Nuclear Weapons Databook series and has co-authored a number of books and chapters, including the SIPRI Yearbook. He has also written the award-winning biography Racing for the Bomb: General Leslie R. Groves, the Manhattan Project’s Indispensable Man (Steerforth Press, 2002). Dr. Norris holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from New York University and has taught at NYU, Miami University, and American University.
Mr. Jerry Straus is an attorney and partner and co-founder of Hobbs, Straus, Dean, & Walker, LLP, a law firm in Washington, DC. He has represented American Indian Tribes in Washington for many years, and has successfully led legal and legislative efforts to protect the land, natural resources, property and sovereignty of tribes around the country. Mr. Straus has an LL.B. from Columbia University Law School. After graduating from law school, he served for two years in the Department of Justice's Civil Division.