Senior Associates and Advisors

Ambassador John Bernhard, Senior Associate

Ambassador John Bernhard has served in the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs as an Adviser on International Law (1979-1989), Undersecretary for Administrative and Consular Affairs (1991-1994), Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Denmark to the IAEA (2005-2011), Member of the IAEA Board of Governors (2009-2011), Vice-Chairman of the IAEA Board (2010-2011), and an Agent of the Danish Government in cases before the International Court of Justice and the European Court of Human Rights. He has held Ambassadorial posts in Venezuela, Spain, the Netherlands, and Austria and has been involved in the United Nations, the Organization for Security and Cooperation for Europe (OSCE), the European Union (EU), and the Council of Europe. Ambassador Bernhard has also taught International Law and EU Law at the University of Copenhagen and has written textbooks for the university on international law and human rights. He holds a B.Sc. in Spanish and a M.Sc. in Law. After thirty seven years of diplomatic career in the Danish Foreign Service (1974-2011), Ambassador Bernhard retired and is now an international adviser on a freelance basis.

Ms. Caroline Jorant, Senior Associate

Ms. Caroline Jorant is President of SDRI Consulting which is focused on international relations in the energy sector with a special emphasis in nuclear energy. She began her career working for the French government in charge of the coordination of the national positions in relation with the Euratom Treaty. Ms. Jorant spent 13 years with the French nuclear industry, first with COGEMA and then with AREVA, as the Director for Non-proliferation and International Institutions until 2010. Prior to that, she was appointed as the French representative to the Atomic Questions Group in the EU Council and worked at the French Permanent Representation to the EU (1992-1997). She was also in charge of developing the nuclear strategy for CEA Industrie and at the International Department of the Commissariat à l’Energie Atomique, a research agency, where she was in charge of the cooperation with European states or research agencies. Ms. Jorant has been appointed several times to serve on the Advisory Committee of the Euratom Supply Agency (1999/2008), and she was appointed by the Director General of the International Atomic Energy Agency to be a member of the Standing Advisory Group on Safeguards Implementation (2007/2010). Ms. Jorant graduated from Sciences Po Paris and INALCO (Chinese) Paris and received a M.A. from Johns Hopkins University in International Relations.

Dr. Anita Nilsson, Senior Associate

Dr. Anita Nilsson started her nuclear career in the Swedish Government structure at the Delegation for Atomic Energy, which later became the Swedish Nuclear Power Inspectorate where she held leadership positions with responsibilities for non-proliferation, international and national safeguards, bilateral nuclear cooperation and export control. She was in charge of the Swedish programme for nuclear security support to the Newly Independent States and the Baltic States and Coordinator of the Swedish Support Programme to the IAEA. She joined the International Atomic Energy Agency in 1996 as the Senior Co-ordinator of the Department of Safeguards, where she developed the information review process for international safeguards. In 2002, she was appointed as Director of the Office of Nuclear Security, responsible for developing and implementing the IAEA´s nuclear security programme. Since leaving the IAEA in 2011, she leads an international network of experts for worldwide nuclear security implementation, anchored in AN & Associates. Dr. Nilsson is a Master of Science and Doctor of Medicine. She serves as associate fellow at Chatham House, advisor to the Federation of American Scientists and is a Member of the Board of Directors at ISEC Industrial Security.

Mr. Richard H. Rosenzweig, Senior Climate Change Advisor


Mr. Rosenzweig has 25 years of experience in government and the private sector with expertise in energy and environmental policy and markets. Most recently, he served as Chief Operating Officer (COO) of Natsource LLC, a leader in the global carbon and renewable energy markets. Natsource was one of the first and largest greenhouse gas asset managers in the world with over $1 billion in assets under management and was the largest buyer of carbon credits in the world through 2007. As COO, he was responsible for overseeing the company’s business units, ongoing operations and implementing its business strategy. Mr. Rosenzweig established the company’s global Advisory and Research Services business unit in 2000, through which he provided services to private firms, investment funds, governments, and international financial institutions on all aspects of climate change and renewable energy, including risk assessment and management, market entry strategies, trading system design, and domestic policy development. Prior to joining Natsource, Mr. Rosenzweig was a principal in the Washington law firm of Van Ness Feldman and was Chief of Staff to the U.S. Department of Energy. As Chief of Staff, Mr. Rosenzweig was responsible for the development of global climate change policy, whereupon he participated in the development of the first U.S. Climate Change Action Plan. Mr. Rosenzweig has written extensively on the greenhouse gas market, the impacts of trading system design, and the role of technology in addressing climate change. Mr. Rosenzweig holds a B.A. from Northeastern University and an M.A. in Political Science from American University.

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