United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission - Protecting People and the Environment

James Warden

James R. Warden is the Deputy Director of the Office of Nuclear Energy, Safety and Security in the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation at the U.S. Department of State. In his current position, Mr. Warden plays a leadership role in the development of U.S. Government policy for all peaceful nuclear energy, safety, and security issues. Since 2009, Mr. Warden has coordinated U.S. Government efforts to negotiate, conclude, and implement international agreements for peaceful nuclear cooperation (123 agreements) and develops policy regarding U.S. Government civil nuclear cooperation objectives. He played an instrumental role in the negotiation and conclusion of all 123 agreements of the last decade, including those with the Republic of Korea and the People's Republic of China. Mr. Warden also develops U.S. Government policies and initiatives related to U.S. participation in the Nuclear Suppliers Group, a multilateral group of countries that seeks to enhance nonproliferation through the implementation of export controls on nuclear material and related equipment and components. Mr. Warden has previously held positions at the Department of State focusing on international nuclear counterterrorism activities and promoting U.S. policy objectives at the International Atomic Energy Agency. Mr. Warden has also served as a fellow in the Committee on Foreign Affairs in the U.S. House of Representatives, a Program Coordinator at Argonne National Laboratory, and as an Associate at the consulting firm of Booz Allen Hamilton. Mr. Warden graduated from Miami University in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Diplomacy & Foreign Affairs and received a Juris Doctor from the University of Toledo College of Law in 1998.
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