Paul Leventhal interview & bio 

Paul Leventhal, President, Nuclear Control Institute (clip duration: 2m 31s)

Paul L. Leventhal is President of the Nuclear Control Institute, which he founded in 1981 after holding senior staff positions in the U.S. Senate. He has prepared four books for NCI and lectured in a number of countries on nuclear issues.  He came to Washington in 1969 as Press Secretary to Senator Jacob K. Javits (R-N.Y.) after a decade of political and investigative reporting for the Cleveland Plain Dealer, New York Post and Newsday. In l972, he served as Congressional Correspondent for National Journal. He returned to Capitol Hill as Special Counsel to the Senate Government Operations Committee, l972-1976, and also Staff Director of the Senate Nuclear Regulation Subcommittee, l979-1981. He contributed to enactment of the Energy Reorganization Act of 1974 and the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Act of 1978.  He was co-director of the Senate Special Investigation of the Three Mile Island Nuclear Accident, 1979-1980, and helped prepare the "lessons-learned" legislation enacted in 1980. He was Research Fellow at Harvard University's Program for Science and International Affairs, 1976-1977.  He served as Assistant Administrator for Policy and Planning at the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), 1977-1978.  He holds a bachelor's degree in government, magna cum laude, from Franklin and Marshall College, which presented him its Alumni Medal in 1988, and a master's degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of  Journalism.

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