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 is co-director of the Program on Science and Global Security and also directs its Project on Peace and Security in South Asia. His research interests include issues of nuclear disarmament and peace and of nuclear weapons and nuclear energy policy in South Asia. He is co-editor of Science & Global Security, the international technical journal of arms control, nonproliferation and disarmament and also co-chair of the International Panel on Fissile Materials (IPFM), an eighteen-country independent group of experts working to strengthen policy initiatives to end production and eliminate stockpiles of highly enriched uranium and plutonium, the key ingredients for nuclear weapons. In addition to his scholarly articles, he is the co-author of Unmaking the Bomb (MIT Press, 2014) and 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. He received the 2014 Linus Pauling Legacy Award for “his accomplishments as a scientist and as a peace activist in contributing to the global effort for nuclear disarmament and for a more peaceful world.”