Jeanne Guillemin

Jeanne Guillemin’s training in sociology and anthropology has led to her involvement in issues regarding infectious diseases and biological weapons. She is a senior advisor at the MIT Security Studies Program and is a researcher with the Harvard Sussex Program on Chemical and Biological Weapons. She is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Weapons. She is the author of Anthrax: The Investigation of a Deadly Outbreak (University of California Press, 1999), which documents the inquiry into the controversial cause of the 1979 Sverdlovsk anthrax outbreak. Her next book was Biological Weapons: The History of State-Sponsored Programs and Contemporary Bioterrorism (Columbia University Press, 2005). She has been a delegate to the annual Pugwash Working Group on the Chemical and Biological Weapons Conventions, has taught in the course, “Confronting Bioterrorism,” and is a member of the World Economic Forum Global Agenda Council on Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Weapons. Her latest book is American Anthrax: Fear, Crime, and the Investigation of the Nation’s Deadliest Bioterrorist Attack (Macmillan/Henry Holt, 2011). (Photo by John Guillemin)