GEORGE MOOREis a Scientist-in-Residence and Adjunct Professor at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (MIIS). He has been at MIIS since 2012.
George began his career as a naval officer after graduating from the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis. After leaving active duty as a Lieutenant Commander he was a staff member at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) in various assignments relating to nuclear weapons physics, weapons design, nuclear effects, and radiation detection and measurement. He left LLNL to become an in-house counsel at Pacific Gas & Electric. He then entered private practice with the San Francisco firm of Kenney & Markowitz where he specialized in aviation litigation. While in private practice, he taught aviation law as an adjunct professor at Golden Gate University Law School.
Shortly after 9/11 Dr. Moore returned to LLNL where he worked in the Nuclear Assessment Program. From 2007-2012, Dr. Moore was a Senior Analyst in the Office of Nuclear Security at the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in Vienna, Austria. At the IAEA he worked with the Agency’s Incident and Trafficking Database (ITDB) and was the Scientific Secretary for the Director General’s Advisory Group on Nuclear Security (AdSec). He was also the Scientific Secretary for the development of the Agency’s Fundamentals of Nuclear Security document, the top-level document in the Agency’s Nuclear Security Series that will be published in fall 2012
Dr. Moore received his B.S. from the United States Naval Academy, his M.S. and Ph.D. in Nuclear Engineering and his J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley. Throughout his career, Dr. Moore has authored a number of technical papers and legal articles and has been a speaker at various meetings and training activities. He has been a member of a number of professional organizations and has often served as an officer in the organizations.
Dr. Moore is a former Fulbright Scholar (Netherlands) and former Atomic Energy Commission Special Fellow. He is a licensed Professional Engineer (Nuclear) in California and was formerly an AEC-licensed research reactor operator. As an attorney he is a member of the California and Colorado bars and is admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court and in a number of Federal Circuit and District Courts across the United States. He occasionally writes on legal issues for Plane & Pilot magazine. He holds a commercial pilot’s license (single engine land and sea) with an instrument rating. Dr. Moore is a retired Captain, U. S. Naval Reserve.