George Perkovich

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According to his Carnegie Endowment for International Peace biography, "Until arriving at the Carnegie Endowment in January 2002, George Perkovich was deputy director for programs and director of the Secure World Program of the W. Alton Jones Foundation. He oversaw a total of $26 million in annual grantmaking and also designed and implemented initiatives to further the board's mandate of reducing the risk of nuclear war. He was with the foundation from 1990 through 2001."

"A prolific writer, Perkovich's work has appeared in a range of publications, including Foreign Affairs, Atlantic Monthly, the Weekly Standard, Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, and the New York Times. He wrote India's Nuclear Bomb, which Foreign Affairs called 'an extraordinary and perhaps definitive account of 50 years of Indian nuclear policymaking' and the Washington Times called an 'important…encyclopedic…antidote to many of the illusions of our age.' The book received the Herbert Feis Award from the American Historical Association and the A.K. Coomaraswamy Prize from the Association for Asian Studies."

"Before his work with the Jones Foundation, Perkovich served as a speechwriter and foreign policy advisor to Senator Joseph R. Biden, Jr.. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations."

"Foreign Languages: French, Russian

"Education: B.A., University of California at Santa Cruz; M.A. in Soviet studies, Harvard University; Ph.D. in foreign affairs, University of Virginia Selected Publications: India's Nuclear Bomb (University of California Press, 1999; updated paperback edition, 2001)," his biographical note states. [1]