2016 Graduate of Distinction
Dr. Andrew K. Semmel
Class of 1960
Dr. Andrew K. Semmel received his Ph.D. from the University of Michigan.
Dr. Semmel served on the staff of U.S. Senator Richard G. Lugar from 1987-2001 as the Senator’s Legislative Assistant for Foreign Policy. He also served as a professional staff member of the Senate Committee for Foreign Relations from 1985-1987.
He joined the Department of State in 2003 as a Deputy Assistant of State for Nuclear Nonproliferation. He served from 2001-2003 as the first Executive Director of the U.S.-China Security Review Commission.
He is currently Executive Director of the Partnership for a Secure America and is the head of AKS Consulting, which researches the use of nuclear energy and focuses on issues related to nonproliferation.