Iran Nuclear Archive: Impressions and Observations

with Matthew Bunn
Professor of Practice at Harvard Kennedy School

Co-Principal Investigator for the Project on Managing the Atom at Harvard's Belfer Center


Rolf Mowatt-Larssen

Director of the Intelligence Project at Harvard's Belfer Center

Hosted by Ernest J. Moniz, NTI Co-Chair and CEO

Thursday, May 16, 2019
5:00-6:30 pm

A reception will follow

1776 Eye Street, NW
Suite 600
Washington, DC 20006

In January 2019, a Harvard delegation of experts was invited to Tel Aviv to receive briefings by Israeli intelligence on the Iranian nuclear archive. Israeli intelligence agents reportedly stole a significant portion of Iran’s secret nuclear weapons files from a warehouse in the suburb of Tehran during a daring night raid on January 31, 2018.

Over the course of a full day of briefings, Harvard experts were shown samples of the archive; received a series of analytical briefings on the material; addressed questions; and exchanged views concerning Iran’s nuclear weapons program. Harvard's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs has published a report, titled, “Iran Nuclear Archive: Impressions and Observations,” that reflects the consensus among the delegation.

Matthew Bunn is an American nuclear and energy policy analyst, currently a professor of practice at the Harvard Kennedy School at Harvard University. He is the co-principal investigator for the Belfer Center's Project on Managing the Atom. Rolf Mowatt-Larssen is the director of the Intelligence Project at Harvard's Belfer Center.  He served three years as the Director of Intelligence and Counterintelligence at the Department of Energy. Prior to his time at DOE, he served 25 years as a CIA operations officer in various domestic and international posts.