Mark Melamed joined NTI as senior director in the Global Nuclear Policy Program in January 2019. Prior to joining NTI, Melamed worked on arms control and security issues in various roles within the U.S. government. He previously served as deputy director in the Office of Multilateral and Nuclear Affairs at the U.S. Department of State, where he focused on the development and implementation of U.S. nuclear policy in various United Nations forums, the Conference on Disarmament in Geneva, and the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty review process.
Prior to that, Melamed served as director for arms control at the National Security Council during the Obama Administration. He has also held several positions at the State Department, working on NATO defense policy, European security, and arms control issues as well as serving as Summit Coordinator for the 2014 NATO Summit in Wales.
Melamed began his U.S. government career as a Presidential Management Fellow in the Office of Policy and International Affairs at the Department of Energy. He was a Fulbright Fellow at the Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM), and holds an M.P.A. from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University and a B.A. from the University of Arizona.