Bernstein, Paul I.

Distinguished Fellow, CSWMD

Subject Matter Expertise:  Nuclear weapons and policy; Deterrence theory and practice; Countering WMD; Missile Defense; NATO; Professional Military Education (Curriculum Development)

Mr. Paul I. Bernstein is a Distinguished Policy Fellow at the National Defense University Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction (CSWMD) in Washington, DC.  He leads policy development, research, professional military education, and outreach activities in collaboration with the DoD and interagency community related to WMD threat and response, nuclear policy, deterrence, ballistic missile defense, and regional security.  He advises the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Joint Staff, Combatant Commands, Services, and defense agencies.  He has also advised the Defense Science Board and the DoD Threat Reduction Advisory Committee.  He guest lectures at PME schools and other military education venues and has developed multiple curricula for nuclear and WMD instruction.  He is a contributing author of the Department of Defense Strategy for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction.  Prior to joining NDU, Mr. Bernstein was Vice President and Senior Program Manager with Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) in McLean, VA, where he managed government-sponsored research programs and led strategic analysis projects.  He holds a Master’s degree in International Affairs from Columbia University.


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