George Perkovich - bio  

George Perkovich is the author of India's Nuclear Bomb, which received the American Historical Association's Herbert Feis Award for outstanding work by an independent scholar.  His writing has appeared in Foreign Affairs and other publications.  He has testified before both houses of Congress on South Asian security affairs, and served on the 1997 Council on Foreign Relations Task Force that published "A New U.S. Policy Toward India and Pakistan."  He is deputy director for programs and director of the Secure World program of the W. Alton Jones Foundation, a $400 million philanthropic institution located in Charlottesville, Virginia.  In addition to managing the Secure World Program's $11 million annual grant-making budget, and designing and implementing initiatives to further the Foundation board's mandate of reducing the risk of nuclear war, he oversees the $14 million Sustainable World Program.  Perkovich received his Ph.D. in Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia in 1997, his M.A. in Soviet Studies from Harvard University in 1986, and his B.A. in Politics from the University of California at Santa Cruz in 1980.