Rose Gottemoeller was the Deputy Secretary General of NATO from 2016 to 2019, where she helped drive forward NATO’s adaptation to new security challenges in Europe and in the fight against terrorism. Prior to NATO, she served for nearly five years as the Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security at the U.S. Department of State, advising the Secretary of State on arms control, nonproliferation and political-military affairs. While Assistant Secretary of State for Arms Control, Verification and Compliance in 2009 and 2010, she was the chief U.S. negotiator of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) with the Russian Federation.
Prior to her government service, she was a senior associate with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, with joint appointments to the Nonproliferation and Russia programs, and she served as the Director of the Carnegie Moscow Center from 2006 to 2008. She has just taken up an appointment as the Payne Distinguished Lecturer at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies at Stanford University.