Neil Joeck

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Research Scholar

Neil Joeck is a Research Fellow at the Institute of International Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. After a 25-year career at the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, he retired in 2013 as a Distinguished Member of the Technical Staff.  During his career at LLNL, Dr. Joeck completed three assignments in Washington.  He was the National Intelligence Officer for South Asia in the Office of the Director for National Intelligence from 2009 to 2011, served from 2004 to 2005 as Director for Counter-proliferation Strategy at the National Security Council and was a member of the Policy Planning Staff at the Department of State from 2001-2003.  He also took leave for the 1996-97 academic year when he worked in London as a Research Fellow at the International Institute of Strategic Studies. He was a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv, Israel in Spring, 2016 and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.  

Dr. Joeck received a Ph.D. and MA in political science from UCLA (1986), an MA (with Distinction) from the Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University in Canada (1976), and a BA in Politics (with Honors) from the University of California, Santa Cruz (1973).  In addition to articles in various journals and edited books, his publications include Maintaining Nuclear Stability in South Asia, Adelphi Paper #312 (Oxford University Press, 1997) and two edited books: Arms Control and International Security (with Roman Kolkowicz, Westview Press, 1984) and Strategic Consequences of Nuclear Proliferation in South Asia (Frank Cass, 1986).  He has taught at Berkeley (2004, 2006-7), UCLA (1985-86) and the Chinese Academy of Social Science (1987).