Sara Bjerg Moller is an Assistant Professor at the School of Diplomacy and International Relations, where she directs the International Security specialization. Her current research examines the military effectiveness of alliances and coalitions in multinational conflicts. In 2018, she was an Eisenhower Defense Fellow at the NATO Defense College (NDC) in Rome. Moller has also held fellowships with the Modern War Institute at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Security Studies Program at MIT, Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University, and Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. She received her PhD from Columbia University and has a Master’s degree in Security Studies from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.
- Ph.D., Columbia University, 2016
- M.A., Georgetown University, 2006
- B.A., Queen's University, 2004
- DIPL 1711: Introduction to International Relations
- DIPL 2120: International Conflict & Security
- DIPL 3120: Nuclear Weapons & International Security
- DIPL 6130: International Security
- DIPL 6132: US Grand Strategy
"Twenty years after: assessing the consequences of enlargement for the NATO military alliance,” International Politics 57 (2020): 509-529.
"Building the Airplane While Flying: Adapting NATO's Force Structure in an Era of Uncertainty." Rome: NATO Defense College. May 2019.
"The United States and the Middle East: Interests, Risks, Costs," with Daniel Byman, Sustainable Security: Rethinking American National Security Strategy, eds. Benjamin Valentino and Jeremy Suri (Oxford University Press, 2016).
"The Normative Foundations for a New Global Concert," (with Kyle Lascurettes) in Great Power Multilateralism and War Prevention: Concert or Contest? (Routledge Press, 2017).
Fellowships & Grants
- Emerging Leaders Working Group on U.S.-Japan-Republic of Korea, National Committee on American Foreign Policy (NCAFP), 2020
- Faculty Fund, Association of Professional Schools of International Affairs (APSIA), 2020
- Eisenhower Defense Fellow, NATO Defense College, 2018
- Stanton Nuclear Security Junior Faculty Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017-2018
- Non-Resident Fellow, Modern War Institute, US Military Academy at West Point, 2017-2018
- International Security
- US Foreign Policy
- Military Intervention
- Middle East
- Nuclear Weapons
- The Inquiry "Is NATO obsolete?" BBC World Service, December 21, 2019.