Photo by Allegra Boverman. Prof. Jim Walsh of MIT.

Jim Walsh

Jim Walsh is an expert in international security and a Senior Research Associate and faculty at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Security Studies Program (SSP).  Dr. Walsh's research and writings focus on international security, and in particular, topics involving nuclear weapons. Dr. Walsh has testified before the United States Senate and House of Representatives on issues of nuclear terrorism, Iran, and North Korea. He is one of a handful of Americans who has traveled to both Iran and North Korea for talks with officials about nuclear issues.

He is the international security contributor to the NPR news program “Hear and Now,” and his comments and analysis have appeared in the New York Times, New York review of books, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal, ABC, CBS, NBC, Fox, and numerous other national and international media outlets. His recent publications include “Laser Enrichment and the Proliferation of Nuclear Weapons” and “Stopping North Korea, Inc.: Sanctions Effectiveness and Unintended Consequences.”

Before coming to MIT, Dr. Walsh was Executive Director of the Managing the Atom project at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and a visiting scholar at the Center for Global Security Research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory.