Zia Mian

Research Scientist and Co-Director, Program in Science and Global Security (SGS)

221 Nassau St, Rm 210
Geralyn McDermott


  • International Security
  • Nuclear Disarmament
  • Arms Control and Nonproliferation
  • South Asia
  • Pakistan


Zia Mian directs the Project on Peace and Security in South Asia, at the Program on Science and Global Security. His research interests include nuclear weapons and nuclear energy policy in South Asia, and issues of nuclear disarmament and peace. Previously, he has taught at Yale University and Quaid-i-Azam University, Islamabad. He has worked at the Union of Concerned Scientists, Cambridge (Mass.), and at the Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Islamabad. He is co-editor of Science & Global Security, the international technical journal of arms control, nonproliferation and disarmament and also co-deputy chair of the International Panel on Fissile Materials (IPFM), an eighteen-country independent group of arms-control and nonproliferation experts working to strengthen the technical basis for policy initiatives to secure, reduce and eliminate stockpiles of highly enriched uranium and plutonium worldwide. In addition to his scholarly articles, he is the editor of several books and has helped make two documentary films on peace and security in South Asia. He has a Ph.D. in physics from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne.