Carl Conetta

Carl Conetta

Carl Conetta is director of the Project on Defense Alternatives (PDA).  He was a founding co-director of   PDA beginning in 1991.  Formerly he was a Research Fellow of the Institute for Defense and Disarmament Studies (IDDS) and also served for three years as editor of the IDDS  journal Defense and Disarmament Alternatives, and the Arms Control Reporter.

While with PDA, Mr. Conetta has authored and co-authored numerous reports on security issues and has published in Defense News, the Bulletin of the Atomic ScientistsNOD and Conversion Journal, the Boston Review, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, the American SentinelSecurity Dialogue, and Hawk, the journal of the Royal Air Force Staff College of the United Kingdom. Mr. Conetta has also made presentations at the Pentagon, US State Department, US House Armed Services Committee, Army War College, National Defense University, UNIDIR, and other governmental and nongovernmental institutions in the United States and abroad. He is a frequent expert commentator on radio and TV.


Charles Knight

Charles KnightCharles Knight is Senior Fellow at the Project on Defense Alternatives and co-founded the project with Carl Conetta in 1991.  In 1989 he founded the Ground Force Alternatives Project at the Institute for Defense and Disarmament Studies where he was a Research Fellow at the time.

In his work at the Project on Defense Alternatives he has authored and co-authored numerous publications. These have  appeared in such publications as Defense News, American Sentinel, Boston Review, Bulletin of Atomic Scientists, Social Policy, Boston Globe, Time, International Security, and Dissent.

Mr Knight has made numerous presentations on peace and security issues at governmental and non-governmental institutions, and during the 1994-1996 period had the honor to consult on stability-oriented security options for southern Africa with the African National Congress and South African Ministry of Defense.

In recent years he has turned more of his attention to issues of gender, in particular how conventional masculine performances of domination and violence are reproduced at home, in the neighborhood and at school – with repercussions all the way up to international relations.

Formerly Mr Knight was a fellow at the Institute for Peace and International Security in Cambridge, Massachusetts and publisher of Working Papers magazine.