Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



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Eileen Vergino is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Global Security Research at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, where she is responsible for helping to plan and implement CGSR studies with an emphasis on examining the ways in which technology can enhance international security. She oversees and initiates international science and technology partnerships designed to further U.S. nonproliferation objectives, including collaborative projects in Russia and the Former Soviet Republics, the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. In addition, she serves as a member of the U.S. Department of Defense Threat Reduction Advisory Committee.

Vergino served as the primary contact and science advisor, representing LLNL with U.S. Department of State, for the International Science and Technology Center and the Science and Technology Center of the Ukraine. As science advisor, she coordinated the LLNL scientific review of projects, provided scientific support to the State Department, including recommendations for project funding, and worked with her counterparts from the European Union, Japan, Korea, Norway, and Canada. Additionally she had primary responsibility for the community development activities with the city of Snezhinsk as part of the Nuclear Cities Initiative. She also served on the DOE Community Development Task Force and has been instrumental in establishing the Sister City relationship between the cities of Livermore and Snezhinsk.

Vergino previously was Director of Education Programs at LLNL, where she was responsible for planning, developing, and implementing education outreach programs for regional and national impact for students and teachers from elementary school through graduate degree programs. Prior to this, she worked for more than 16 years as a seismologist in LLNL's Treaty Verification Program. Her research involved seismic yield estimation and discrimination studies, and she published numerous papers on these subjects. She holds a master's degree in seismology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Selected Publications

"U.S. Experience with WMD Scientist Redirection – Challenges and Successes," invited paper delivered to the National Academy of Sciences meeting on Scientist Redirection, Beijing (March 2007), with A. A. Hood.

"Science and Technology in Support of National Security," invited paper presented at the AAAS Annual Meeting, San Francisco (February 2007).

"WMD Latency: Making Sense of Different Perspectives," invited talk presented at the Wilton Park Conference on Nuclear Nonproliferation, England (December 2006), with R. F. Lehman.

"Libya Engagement and UNSCR 1540," invited talk presented at Chatham House, London, England (June 2006).

"WMD Latency," invited talk presented at Wilton Park Conference on CBW Proliferation: Developing New Responses, England (September 2005), with R. F. Lehman.

"CauSIN: The Caucasus Seismic Information Network. A Model for Cooperation," presented at the UNESCO-sponsored international workshop Recent Geodynamics, Georisk and Sustainable Development in the Black Sea to Caspian Region, Baku, Azerbaijan (July 2005).

"Atoms for Peace after 50 Years," Issues in Science and Technology (Spring 2004), with R. Schock et al.

"The Governance of Nuclear Technology," invited paper presented at the American Nuclear Society Meeting, New Orleans (November 2003), with M. May.

"Science and Technology for National Security: The Next 50 Years," Final Report for the 2002 Futures Project (September 2002), with J. Davis et al.

"Whither Deterrence," Final Report for the 2001 Futures Project (May 2002), LLNL Rept. UCRL-ID-149402, with C. Poppe et al.

"The Role of Nongovernmental Approaches to Business Development," invited paper in the National Academies of Sciences study Successes and Failures of Small Innovative Firms in Russian Nuclear Cities: Proceedings of a Russian-American Workshop (2002).

"Telecommunications Network Security and Reliability in the 21st Century," LLNL rept. UCRL-JC-141747 (December 2000), with O. Bosch et al.

"Working within the New National Security Environment," invited paper presented at the National Academy of Sciences workshop Scientific Communication and National Security (September 2000).

"WMD First Response: Response Requirements, Emerging Technologies, and Policy Implications," The Journal of Counterterrorism and Security International, Vol. 6, No. 4 (April 2000), with W. E. Hoehn.

"WMD First Response: Response Requirements, Emerging Technologies, and Policy Implications," invited paper presented at the Wilton Park Conference on CBW Terrorism – Risks, Implications, and Government Responses, England (October 1999).

"Do the TTBT and JVE Provide a Framework for 'Effective' Verification?" presented at the 2nd Annual Meeting on Problems in Nonproliferation, Kurchatov City, Kazakhstan, (September 1998), published in the meeting proceedings.

"The Role of Technology in Nonproliferation," presented at the 1st Annual Meeting of Problems in Nonproliferation, Kurchatov City, Kazakhstan (September 1997), published in the meeting proceedings.

"Value of Interactions between Organizations in the Former Soviet Union and the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, 1992-1996," LLNL rept. UCRL-ID-129326 (July 1997), with J. B. Willis.

"Science and Technology – Meeting the Needs of the Future," presented at the American Physical Society, Division of Plasma Physics meeting (November 1994), abstracts published in the meeting proceedings.

"Seismology and Technology in Education," invited paper presented at the American Geophysical Meeting (May 1993), abstract published in EOS, Transactions of the American Geophysical Union (May 1993).

"Yield Estimation Using Regional mb(Pn)," Bull. Seism. Soc. Amer. (June 1990), with R. W. Mensing.

"Soviet Test Yields," EOS, Transactions of the American Geophysical Union (November 1989).

"A New Look at the Explosion Source Function," Earth Res. Lett., and presented at the Seismological Society of America meeting (May 1988), with M. D. Denny and S. R. Taylor.