Robert Shaw

Robert Shaw Program Director
Export Control and Nonproliferation Program (XNP)

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Monterey, CA


Robert Shaw is Program Director for the Export Control and Nonproliferation Program (XNP) at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies. Mr. Shaw coordinates the Center’s export control-related research and educational activities.

He is also an adjunct professor for the Middlebury Institute, co-teaching a graduate course on strategic trade controls and nonproliferation.

Mr. Shaw has applied his experience in the private sector to research and articles examining the role of industry in global nonproliferation and export control efforts, the challenge of illicit WMD-related procurement networks, and reform of the US export control system. He has been invited to share an industry practitioner’s view at multiple nonproliferation forums, including events organized by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the US Department of State’s Office of Export Control Cooperation, and the University of Georgia’s Center for International Trade and Security.

Areas of Research

  • Industry compliance and nonproliferation export controls
  • US export control reform
  • National export control systems and international cooperation
  • Private sector/government cooperation in global nonproliferation efforts
  • Illicit WMD-related procurement networks


Prior to joining CNS in 2010, Mr. Shaw spent over a decade working in Toshiba America, Inc.’s Procurement & Export Division, specializing in export control compliance and international procurement. Mr. Shaw has also served as an International Trade Officer with the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency.


  • MA, International Studies, University of South Carolina
  • BA, Journalism and Foreign Service, Baylor University
  • Certificate in Nonproliferation Studies, MIIS


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