The NATO Defense College (NDC) has named Assistant Professor Sara Bjerg Moller of the School of Diplomacy and IR an Eisenhower Defense Fellow for 2018. Each year the NDC selects three Eisenhower Fellows on a competitive basis from a pool of candidates from NATO Alliance member states. Named after the College's founder, General Dwight Eisenhower, the fellowship carries with it a three month research stay at the NATO Defense College, located in Rome, Italy.
Moller is spending the fall 2018 semester at NDC where she is working on a monograph on NATO's adaptation measures in the Baltic region. An expert in alliances and international security, Moller toured NATO military installations in Poland, Latvia, and Lithuania last summer (2016).
In addition to attending lectures as part of the College's Senior Course for military officers and diplomats assigned to NATO, Moller is participating in other NDC events during her stay. In October, she will join members of the College on a visit to the Vatican for a Papal Audience.
"NDC is an incredibly dynamic working environment, with representatives from not only NATO's 29 member-states but also many of the Alliance's partner countries," said Moller, who began her fellowship in mid-September.
Upon the completion of her stay, Moller will give a presentation of her research findings before members of the College. "I look forward to sharing my experiences from my time at the NATO Defense College with students when I return to Seton Hall to teach in January 2019." Dr. Moller joined the School of Diplomacy and International Relations in 2015, where she heads the School's International Security (IS) specialization. In addition to her fellowship at the NATO Defense College, she is the recipient of several other prestigious national/international fellowships. In 2017-2018, she was a Non-Resident Fellow in the Modern War Institute at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.
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