Rose Gottemoeller Appointed Distinguished Visiting Scholar

April 2, 2020

Former NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller joins the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies as a Distinguished Visiting Scholar. A distinguished arms-control expert with decades of service in the US government—in the Departments of State and Energy as well as the National Security Council—Gottemoeller was also the chief US negotiator of the 2010 New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START), which was signed by Presidents Barack Obama and Dmitry Medvedev on April 8, 2010.

Rose Gottemoeller, CNS Distinguished Visiting Scholar, and Former NATO Deputy Secretary General

Rose Gottemoeller, CNS Distinguished Visiting Scholar, and Former NATO Deputy Secretary General

“I have had the privilege to know Rose for over 25 years,” said Dr. William Potter, CNS founding director. “She is the consummate diplomat, Russian expert, and arms-control negotiator. I am thrilled to have her join the CNS team.” Dr. Potter continued: “It is especially auspicious to announce her CNS affiliation on the eve of the anniversary of the New START treaty, whose negotiation she facilitated.”

Currently, Gottemoeller is a Payne distinguished lecturer at the Center for International Security and Cooperation and a research fellow at the Hoover Institution. She had served as NATO deputy secretary general from October 2016–October 2019. For the five years prior, she served as under secretary for arms control and international security at the US Department of State. Previously, she was a senior associate with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, with joint appointments to the Nonproliferation and Russia programs. She served as the Director of the Carnegie Moscow Center in 2006-2008.

From 1998 to 2000, at the Department of Energy, she served as deputy under secretary for defense nuclear nonproliferation and as assistant secretary and director for nonproliferation and national security, where she was responsible for all nonproliferation cooperation with Russia and the Newly Independent States. From 1993 to 1994, she served on the National Security Council staff as director for Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia Affairs, with responsibility for nuclear threat reduction in Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Belarus. Fluent in Russian, Gottemoeller has also worked at the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London, as a social scientist at the RAND Corporation, and as a Council on Foreign Relations international affairs fellow, and has taught on Soviet military policy and Russian security at Georgetown University.

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