This fall, students in DIPL 3120: Nuclear Weapons & International Security can look forward to a special treat. In October, Rose Gottemoeller, former Deputy Secretary General of NATO (2016-2019), will join the new nuclear security class for a special presentation on arms control.
Currently the Payne Distinguished Lecturer at the Center for International Security and Cooperation at Stanford University, Professor Gottemoeller previously served as Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security (2012-2016) as well as Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance (2009-2014) at the U.S. State Department. An expert on arms control, she has also held senior positions at the Department of Energy.
Gottemoeller is one of several guest practitioners who will be engaging with students in the new Diplomacy course. In addition to Gottemoeller, students will get to hear from Jessica Cox, the director of NATO's Nuclear Policy Directorate, who will deliver a lecture on current nuclear issues facing the transatlantic alliance. Students will participate in Q&A sessions with both practitioners, gaining valuable insight into the most pressing nuclear security issues of the day.
The new course, made possible by a grant from the Stanton Foundation, is in keeping with the School of Diplomacy's longstanding tradition to merge theory with practice in the classroom. "At the School of Diplomacy we place a premium on exposing our students to the kinds of real-world policy choices they will encounter later in their professional lives," said Moller. "Getting to learn from former and current policymakers and being able to ask them questions about their career paths is an important part of their training. I am grateful to the Stanton Foundation for their support of these efforts."
Created by Dr. Frank Stanton, a founding father of the television industry and longtime president of CBS, the Stanton Foundation supports work on nuclear security. Stanton maintained an abiding interest in international security and American foreign policy. He also served on numerous presidential commissions charged with preparing the U.S. for the realities of living in a nuclear world. His involvement with nuclear issues began with his appointment to a committee convened by Dwight Eisenhower in 1954 to develop the first comprehensive plan for the survival of the U.S. following a nuclear attack.
To learn more about Professor Moller and how her scholarship and fellowships have enriched her students' educational experiences visit her faculty profile.
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