Director of the Institute of Nuclear Studies of American University, USA
[New York, USA]
Professor of History and Director of the Nuclear Studies Institute at American University, he is the author of Beyond the Laboratory: Scientists As Political Activists in 1930s America (University of Chicago Press), co-author with Akira Kimura of Rethinking the Atomic Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki: Japanese and American Perspectives (Horitsu Bunkasha, 2010), co-author with Yuki Tanaka of Genpatsu to hiroshima - genshiryoku heiwa riyo no shinso (Nuclear Power and Hiroshima: The Truth Behind the Peaceful Use of Nuclear Power (Iwanami, 2011), co-author with former Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama, Oliver Stone, and Akira Kimura of The Untold Postwar History of the United States and Japan (Shishosha, 2020) and co-editor with James Gilbert of Rethinking Cold War Culture (Smithsonian Institution Press). He and filmmaker Oliver Stone co-authored the 12 part Showtime documentary film series and book both titled The Untold History of the United States (2012-2013). The updated and expanded edition of the book (900 plus pages), with a new chapter covering the period from 2012-2018, was published in 2019. A New York native, he received his Ph.D. from Rutgers University in 1984.
He has spent years to raise public awareness against war and the use of nuclear weapons and is a columnist for the main US media.