Valerie is the Executive Director of the Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control. She leads the organization’s research on weapons of mass destruction supply networks, which is used by governments to support sanctions and counterproliferation actions. Valerie is Editor of Iran Watch, a website she created in 2003 to track and analyze Iran’s nuclear and missile programs and international efforts to counter these programs. She also oversees the Wisconsin Project’s Risk Report, a comprehensive database of entities suspected of involvement in WMD proliferation. She leads outreach efforts in some 40 countries to support effective strategic trade controls, including through use of the Risk Report.
Prior to joining the Wisconsin Project, Valerie worked as a researcher in several Washington D.C. think tanks and at the New York Times and Newsweek in France. She earned an M.S. at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and a B.A. from Smith College.
Treston is a research associate at the Wisconsin Project. He contributes research to the Risk Report database with a focus on North Korea and its proliferation networks in Africa and Asia. He also assists in managing Risk Report subscriber relations and maintenance of the Risk Report database. Previously, he interned at the Syrian American Medical Society, where he did public advocacy related to the use of chemical weapons in the Syrian civil war, and worked with CARAVAN, an East-West arts nonprofit. Treston grew up in Cairo, Egypt. He graduated from Lake Forest College, summa cum laude, with a degree in history and politics.
Meghan Peri Crimmins
Meghan is a senior associate at the Wisconsin Project. She contributes to the organization’s research on sanctions and counterproliferation finance for both the Risk Report and Iran Watch. Meghan also directs advocacy at the Wisconsin Project, designs and delivers strategic trade control outreach, and manages Risk Report subscriber relations. Previously, Meghan represented clients for ten years at a government relations firm and also worked as a researcher at the International Finance Corporation and the State Department. She earned an M.S. at Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and a B.A. from George Washington University.
Matthew is a senior research associate at the Wisconsin Project and editor of the Project’s Risk Report database. He oversees staff research to populate the Risk Report and is responsible for content, production, and maintenance of the database. He tracks companies and countries of proliferation concern, with much of his research focused on China. Matthew resided in Taiwan for a number of years, and reads and speaks Mandarin Chinese. He graduated from Colby College and received an M.A. in international policy studies from the Monterey Institute of International Studies, with a certificate in Non-Proliferation Studies.
Jonathan is a research associate at the Wisconsin Project. He tracks companies and countries of proliferation concern with a focus on South Asia and assists in the maintenance and population of the Risk Report database. Jonathan graduated summa cum laude from the West Chester University of Pennsylvania and received an M.A. in the Social Sciences from the University of Chicago, where his focus was on international relations, security, and Russian foreign policy. Prior to joining the Project, he worked on nuclear arms control and nonproliferation at the Natural Resources Defense Council and the British American Security Information Council.
Mana is a research associate at the Wisconsin Project. She contributes research and analysis to Iran Watch and supports the Project’s outreach and advocacy on Iran. She also contributes research on entities supporting Iran’s programs of proliferation concern to the Risk Report database. Previously, Mana worked in the non-profit sector on a range of issues, including human rights, democratization in the Middle East, and environmental conservation. She graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara and received an M.S. in foreign service from Georgetown University with a concentration in Global Politics and Security. Mana reads and speaks Farsi.
Michele is a research intern at the Wisconsin Project. She contributes research to the Risk Report database, with a focus on proliferation networks involved in export control violations. Michele graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a B.S. in Oceanography and received a M.A. in National Security Affairs from the Naval Postgraduate School. After a career as a surface warfare officer in the U.S. Navy, she is currently studying law at Georgetown University.
Maggie Xiaonan Wang
Maggie is a research intern at the Wisconsin Project. She contributes research on companies and public institutions of proliferation concern to the Risk Report database, with a focus on China. Maggie is bilingual in English and Mandarin Chinese. She is currently pursuing her B.A. at Smith College, where she double-majors in Government and Statistical & Data Sciences.
Emeritus Professor Milhollin of the University of Wisconsin Law School is President of the Wisconsin Project. Professor Milhollin holds degrees in engineering and law, and was an Administrative Judge, part-time, at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission for more than a decade. He has also been a consultant on nuclear arms proliferation to the Department of Defense. He has practiced international corporate law in New York and Paris, and has taught courses on nuclear arms proliferation at Princeton University as well as at Wisconsin. Professor Milhollin directed the Wisconsin Project on Nuclear Arms Control for twenty-five years. His articles and research reports have been cited and quoted widely in the international press, and he has testified frequently before Congressional committees.