Oliver Meier is the Arms Control Association's international representative, a researcher with the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg and holds a PhD in political science from the Free University of Berlin. He was a fellow at the Center for Arms Control and International Security at Stanford University. More recently, Meier has served on the staff of Uta Zapf, who is a member of the Foreign Relations Committee and chairperson of the subcommittee on disarmament, arms control and non-proliferation in the German Bundestag. From 1999 to 2002, he was (senior) arms control and disarmament researcher with VERTIC in London. He was previously a consultant to NGOs including the Arms Control Association and the BioWeapons Prevention Project. His expertise includes control of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons, multilateral disarmament and non-proliferation, Iran's nuclear program, as well as European security.