Major Fellowship Activities: Stolar worked with Michael Krepon on Stimson’s South Asia Program and Space Security Project. He factchecked articles and talks by Krepon and coordinated his meetings with Congressional staffers. He co-wrote “What Legacy Will Musharraf Leave?” for the Stimson Center website, which was later reprinted in The News (Pakistan). Stolar wrote “The Implications of Unrest in Pakistan for Nuclear Security,” also for the Stimson Center website and reprinted in Rediff and the Daily Times (Pakistan). That report was quoted in two Pakistani publications and another in France. He scheduled meetings for the Stimson Center’s visiting fellows, first for a Lieutenant Colonel in the Pakistani Army and then for a physicist who is the Chief Scientific Officer at the Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority. Stolar attended those meetings with and took notes for the visiting fellow. They attended briefings and meetings at think tanks, the Defense and State Department, and other government agencies, and with Congressional staffers. He also helped organize a meeting hosted by the Stimson Center Space Security Project on a Code of Conduct for Responsible Space-Faring Nations.
Current Activities: Stolar is Acting Team Chief, Biosecurity Engagement Program at the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Cooperative Threat Reduction. He leads and coaches a team of eight Program Officers supporting the implementation of a $37 million biological threat reduction assistance program. He supervises BEP program officers in the implementation of biosecurity projects in South and Southeast Asia, the Middle East, Africa, Russia, and Eurasia. He was a National Security Analyst at Computer Sciences Corporation where he worked on a contract supporting the Cooperative Threat Reduction programs at the Department of State. Before that he provided research support for a Department of Defense agency working on counterproliferation issues. Following the conclusion of his fellowship Stolar was hired as a Research Assistant at the Stimson Center and authored a report entitled To The Brink: Indian Decision-Making and the 2001-2002 Standoff.