Jennifer Fowler

Ms. Fowler is a Public Policy Director at Facebook Financial and an expert in illicit finance and economic sanctions-related issues, having served in senior positions in the U.S. Department of the Treasury for nearly two decades. In her roles at Treasury, Ms. Fowler developed and led the implementation of counter-illicit finance strategies and policies as Treasury’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crimes and as Vice President of the Financial Action Task Force (FATF). Ms. Fowler has deep expertise in the U.S. and international regulatory frameworks for anti-money laundering, counter-terrorist financing, and counter proliferation financing, as well as the range of illicit finance and sanctions risks companies face today. Ms. Fowler holds a M.S. in foreign service from Georgetown University, and a bachelor’s degree from Wake Forest University.

Sara Z. Kutchesfahani

Dr. Kutchesfahani is the Director of the N Square DC Hub, a funders collaborative created in 2014 to introduce innovation and creative thinking into the nuclear risk reduction space. She previously served as Senior Policy Analyst at the Center for Arms Control and Non-Proliferation and the Senior Program Coordinator for the Fissile Materials Working Group (FMWG). Dr. Kutchesfahani has over 17 years of experience in nuclear nonproliferation and security. She has held research, analysis, teaching, and management positions at numerous organizations, including Los Alamos National Laboratory, the Center for International Trade and Security at the University of Georgia, and at various think tanks around the world. Dr. Kutchesfahani is a columnist for the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, and author of Global Nuclear Order (2019) and Politics and the Bomb: The Role of Experts in the Creation of Cooperative Nuclear Non-Proliferation Agreements, as well as numerous scholarly and policy articles. She holds a Ph.D. in Political Science from University College London.

Valerie Lincy

Ms. Lincy is Executive Director of the Wisconsin Project. She oversees the Project’s Risk Report database and Iran Watch website. She provides export control training as head of the Risk Report team that visits foreign countries. As the editor and principal investigator for Iran Watch, she bears the main responsibility for maintaining the site, as well as writing articles for publication, organizing and presiding at roundtables, and conducting associated research. Ms. Lincy graduated from Smith College and received an M.S. in foreign service from Georgetown University.

J. Triplett Mackintosh

Mr. Mackintosh is a retired partner of Holland & Hart. While practicing, he was ranked among top global professionals for his legal work in the area of trade sanctions and export controls. His practice included representing foreign and domestic companies with respect to compliance, as well as regulatory and criminal defense. For 20 years he was an adjunct at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law where he taught courses on trade sanctions, export controls and white collar defense. He holds a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center and an M.A. from the Korbel School of International Studies, University of Denver.

James Mann

Mr. 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); The China Fantasy (2008); The Obamians: The Struggle Inside the White House to Redefine American Power (2012); and About Face: A History of America’s Curious Relationship with China (1998). 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.

Gary Milhollin

Emeritus Professor Milhollin of the University of Wisconsin Law School is President of the Wisconsin Project. 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 the University of Wisconsin and Princeton University. Professor Milhollin received a degree in mechanical engineering from Purdue University and a J.D. from the Georgetown University Law Center.

Robert S. Norris

Dr. Norris (Chairman of the Board) 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.

Lizbeth Rodriguez-Johnson

Ms. Rodriguez-Johnson serves as Counsel at ReedSmith LLP. She advises U.S. and international clients on U.S. export controls, trade sanctions, and anti-corruption compliance and has extensive experience conducting related internal investigations, audits, and gap assessments. Ms. Rodriguez-Johnson assists clients to develop, draft, and implement customized export compliance systems. Her practice also involves drafting technology control plans, export and trade sanctions voluntary disclosures, license applications, technical assistance agreements, commodity jurisdiction requests, classification requests, and other compliance and regulatory documents. She was previously Of Counsel at Holland & Hart LLP. Ms. Rodriguez-Johnson is a member of the American Bar Association, Colorado Bar Association, and Denver Bar Association. She holds a J.D. from the University of Denver, an M.A. from the University of Colorado, and a B.A. from the University of Puerto Rico.

Joe Weinstein

Mr. Weinstein has over 20 years of experience in high-growth, high-impact social change organizations in the private and nonprofit sectors. He is Managing Director at Georgetown University’s Business for Impact, where he focuses on strategy, partnerships, program creation, and student and alumni engagement. Previously, he was Senior Director of Operations and Planning at Signal Vine, a technology firm that improves student outcomes in college attainment and persistence, and Arabella Advisors, a consulting firm working with philanthropic donors where he led client projects on strategy and evaluation, and managed the firm’s analyst team. Mr. Weinstein worked with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation as an Associate Policy and Program Officer, where he built partnerships with advocacy organizations in India. He also managed grants to organizations focused on health policy in Africa, India, and the U.S. Mr. Weinstein serves on the Leadership Council of The Posse Foundation’s DC chapter. He holds an MBA from Georgetown, an MS in International Affairs from Georgetown, and a BA in English from Wesleyan.

Past Directors

The Wisconsin Project is grateful for the service of past Directors, including: Mr. Donald Herskovitz, Mr. Frederick P. Hitz, Mr. Stephen Kahler, Mr. David Kay, Mr. John A. Lauder, Ms. Donatella Lorch, Mr. William Lowell, Dr. Kathleen McNamara, Ms. Elizabeth S. Rosenberg, Mr. Jerry Straus (Chairman), and Dr. Richard Ullman.