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Michael T. Klare

writer, professor, Hampshire College

Michael T. Klare is the Five College Professor of Peace and World Security Studies, a joint appointment at Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, Smith College, and the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, and Director of the Five College Program in Peace and World Security Studies, a position he has held since 1985. Before assuming his present post, he served as Director of the Program on Militarism and Disarmament at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC. Professor Klare has written widely on US defense policy, the arms trade, and world security affairs. He is the author of numerous books. Professor Klare is also the defense correspondent of The Nation, and a contributing editor of Current History. Michael Klare serves on the board of directors of the Arms Control Association, and the advisory board of the Arms Division of Human Rights Watch; he is also a member of the Committee on International Security Studies of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.