Nickolas Roth

Research Associate

Nickolas Roth is a research associate at the Project on Managing the Atom in the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs at Harvard Kennedy School and a research associate at CISSM. Mr. Roth has a B.A. in History from American University and a Masters of Public Policy from the University of Maryland. While at Maryland, he served as a research assistant for the Center for International and Security Studies’ Nuclear Materials Accounting Project.  He has expertise in national security issues related to U.S. nuclear weapons policy.

Nickolas Roth has spent the last decade in the NGO world working on nuclear policy. He served as a policy analyst at the Union of Concerned Scientists, where he wrote extensively about the industrial infrastructure responsible for maintaining the nuclear weapons stockpile. His analyses of previously unreleased documents that detail long-term government plans for the size and cost of the nuclear weapon stockpile have received national media attention. Mr. Roth also served as the program director for the Alliance for Nuclear Accountability, where he helped create legislation to improve accountability and project management within the Department of Energy. He also participated in the campaign to ratify the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty.

Mr. Roth’s work has been cited in dozens of media outlets around the world, including the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Asahi Shimbun, Boston Globe, NHK television, and Newsweek. Additionally, he has given presentations at the United Nations, nuclear non-Proliferation preparatory committee meetings, numerous universities around the country, and on C-Span.