Dr. Riveles has a long association with strategic policy and negotiations as an ACDA official. During 1993, he was Executive Assistant to the Acting ACDA director. From 1987 until March 1995, he was a division chief in the Bureau of Strategic and Eurasian Affairs. During his tenure, he chaired the Interagency Committees that provided support for the successful INF and START Treaty negotiations.
During the 1991-92 academic year, he was a Research Fellow at Harvard University's JFK School of Government, on leave from ACDA. He researched and wrote on nuclear weapons in the former Soviet Union and the implications for U.S. arms control policies.
Between 1982-87, he was ACDA Member of the INF and START Delegations. He served on the INF delegation under Ambassadors Paul Nitze and Maynard Glitman and on START under Ambassadors Max Kampelman, Ron Lehman, and Richard Burt.
Before entering government, Dr. Riveles taught international relations at Munich University and the University of Southern California. He has also taught at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.
He is a native of Plainfield, New Jersey. He has a Ph.D. from Columbia University in Political Science. His B.A. (Yale, magna cum laude) and M.A. (Cambridge University, England) are in Slavic languages, Russian and Czech. He is married and has two children.