Scheinman, Mr. Adam - DoE

Faculty Seminar Leader

Adam Scheinman is a career member of the Senior Executive Service and DOE Faculty Chair at the National War College as of June 2017.  From September 2014 through January 2017, he served as Special Representative of the President for Nuclear Nonproliferation, with rank of Ambassador, at the State Department, where he led U.S. diplomacy on the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Prior to this, he served as Senior Advisor to Assistant Secretary for International Security and Nonproliferation at the U.S. Department of State, and from 2009 to 2013, as Director for Nonproliferation on the White House National Security Staff, where he oversaw all aspects of U.S. multilateral nuclear policy. 

From 1999 to 2009, Ambassador Scheinman held a number of positions in the Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration, including Assistant Deputy Administrator in the Office of Nonproliferation and International Security (a career SES position); Director in the Office of Export Control Policy and Cooperation in the Office of Arms Control and Nonproliferation; and Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Nonproliferation and National Security. From 1995 to 1999, he served as Foreign Affairs Analyst in the Office of International Policy and Analysis Division at the Department of Energy.  From 1990 to 1995, he was a policy analyst and program coordinator for several non-governmental organizations that focus on arms control and nonproliferation matters. He is an alumnus of Cornell University (B.A. 1987) and the George Washington University’s Elliot School of International Affairs (M.A. 1990).  He, his wife and three children live in Falls Church, VA.


FUNCTIONAL EXPERTISE: Nuclear nonproliferation, arms control, nuclear energy policy, regional proliferation matters, international negotiations, and interagency policy making.