David Kay

Dr. Kay is a senior fellow at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, where he focuses on counterterrorism and weapons proliferation.  In 2003, Dr. Kay was appointed by the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency to lead the search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq as head of the Iraq Survey Group.  In 2004, he concluded that Iraq did not have stockpiles of weapons of mass destruction at the time of the war.  From 1993-2002, Dr. Kay served as the Vice President of the Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC).  Prior to that, he was the IAEC/UNSCOM Chief Nuclear Weapons Inspector, where he led numerous inspections in Iraq following the end of the Gulf War to determine Iraqi nuclear weapon production capability. Dr. Kay is the recipient of the IAEA’s Distinguished Service Award and the U.S. Secretary of State’s Commendation.  He holds a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a Master’s in International Affairs and Ph.D. degrees from Columbia University.

John A. Lauder

Mr. Lauder is a leading authority on Weapons of Mass Destruction, Nonproliferation, Arms Control, and intelligence analysis and collection.  He retired from the United States government in the fall of 2004 with over 33 years of managerial, analytical, and policy experience in the Central Intelligence Agency, National Reconnaissance Office, and as an arms control negotiator.  He served subsequently for nine years as a senior manager and corporate officer within Areteꞌ Associates, a research and development company.  Mr. Lauder continues to be instrumental in advising and shaping nonproliferation, research, strategic planning, and business development activities in the public and private sectors and is an active member of government, academic, and laboratory advisory panels and task forces.  Mr. Lauder has been awarded the Distinguished Career Intelligence Medal, the Distinguished Intelligence Medal, the NRO Gold Medal, and the Director of Central Intelligence’s Award for his leadership and innovation in collection systems, analytical approaches, and vital national security initiatives and decisions.   He has a B.A. Summa Cum Laude from Hiram College and an M.A. in International Relations from Yale University.

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 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.

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) and The Obamians: The Struggle Inside the White House to Redefine American Power (2012). 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 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.

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.

Elizabeth S. Rosenberg

Ms. Rosenberg is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Energy, Environment and Security Program at the Center for a New American Security. From 2009 to 2013, Ms. Rosenberg served as a Senior Advisor at the U.S. Department of the Treasury, first to the Assistant Secretary for Terrorist Financing and Financial Crime, and then to the Under Secretary for Terrorism and Financial Intelligence. While at Treasury, Ms. Rosenberg helped develop and implement financial and energy sanctions, including those related to Iran, Libya, and Syria. She also helped to formulate counter-terrorist financing and anti-money laundering policy. Prior to joining Treasury, Ms. Rosenberg was a correspondent for Argus Media, where she covered energy policy, regulation, and trading. Ms. Rosenberg earned an M.A. in Near Eastern Studies from New York University and a B.A. in Politics and Religion from Oberlin College.

Joe Weinstein

Mr. Weinstein has over 10 years of experience building and advising high-impact for-profit and non-profit enterprises. He currently serves as head of operations and planning at Signal Vine, an education technology firm. Previously, he led internal strategy and analytics and external client engagements for Arabella Advisors, a firm that provides consulting services to philanthropic donors. Before joining Arabella, Mr. Weinstein was with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where he led an effort to build partnerships with health advocacy organizations in India. He also managed over 20 grants to organizations to improve health policy in Africa, India, and the U.S. Mr. Weinstein serves on the Leadership Council of The Posse Foundation’s Washington, DC chapter and is an adviser to The School for Ethics and Global Leadership. He holds an Executive M.B.A. from Georgetown University, an M.S. in International Affairs from Georgetown University, and a B.A. in English from Wesleyan University.

Past Directors

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