Who is Zia Mian?
Zia Mian is a highly cited Pakistani-American physicist, nuclear expert, nuclear policy maker and research scientist at Princeton University. Dr. Zia Mian is also a prominent peace activist and a strong supporter of non-nuclear proliferation, nuclear disarmament, and peaceful use of nuclear technology. However, he has strongly supported Pakistan's peaceful nuclear program in many international forums and conferences.
He has also criticized Pakistan's and India's nuclear weapon programs in many international forums. He was a staunch critic of President Bush's policies in South Asia and especially in Pakistan, and he heavily criticized President Bush's policies toward the War on Terror. He is a sponsor of The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.
Currently, he is the director of the Project on Peace and Security in South Asia, at the Program on Science and Global Security. He is the editor of several books, his books heavily focus on the issues concerning nuclear science, nuclear technology, and Science and technology in Pakistan. Zia Mia has played a pivotal role in Pakistan's peaceful use of nuclear technology and helped make two documentary films on peace and security in South Asia. Mian has been listed as one of the 15 Asian Scientists To Watch by Asian Scientist Magazine on 15 May 2011.