Contact: Julie Shaw, 202-939-2211
For Immediate Release: September 14, 2000

Jessica T. Mathews, president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, announced today that Rose Gottemoeller, acting deputy administrator for defense nuclear nonproliferation in the U.S. Department of Energy, will join the Endowment as a senior associate on October 2, 2000. She will hold a joint appointment with the Endowment?s Russian and Eurasian Program and its Global Policy Program.

Gottemoeller will focus her research at the Endowment on issues of nuclear security and stability, flowing from the breakup of the Soviet nuclear empire. She will explore new relationships of strategic nuclear offense and defense. She will also examine how to improve the use of incentives and sanctions to enhance the security of the extensive Russian nuclear complex and ensure that Russian nuclear materials and expertise do not contribute to nuclear proliferation.

"Rose Gottemoeller is a leader in the Russian nonproliferation field in terms of her intellectual rigor and hands-on success. Her work in the arenas of both government and research has helped pave the way for substantive disarmament talks and a safer nuclear environment in the former Soviet Union. We are honored she is joining us," Ms. Mathews said.

A specialist in arms control issues in Russia and the other former Soviet states, Gottemoeller was named to her current post in the U.S. Department of Energy?s new National Nuclear Security Administration by Secretary Bill Richardson on March 1, 2000. As acting deputy administrator, she oversees the department?s activities in arms control, nonproliferation, international nuclear materials protection, international nuclear safety, and nonproliferation research and development.

Before that, Gottemoeller served as the department?s assistant secretary for nonproliferation and national security. She first joined the department on November 7, 1997 as director of the Office of Nonproliferation and National Security under then-Secretary of Energy Federico Peña.

Under her leadership, the Energy Department completed major milestones relating to nonproliferation and U.S. security. These accomplishments include improving the security of more than 750 metric tons of weapons-usable nuclear materials in Russia, placing nuclear materials in the Democratic People?s Republic of Korea under international safeguards, and advancing transparent and irreversible reductions in nuclear stockpiles through such efforts as the U.S.-Russia plutonium management and disposition program. Gottemoeller was also instrumental in establishing the Nuclear Cities Initiative, an innovative program designed to accelerate Russia?s planned downsizing of its nuclear weapons complex by promptly addressing associated job loss and brain drain problems.

Before joining the Energy Department, Gottemoeller served for three years as deputy director of the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London. From 1993 to 1994, she served at the National Security Council at the White House as director for Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia Affairs. At the NSC, her responsibilities included establishing cooperative efforts to ensure the safe and secure dismantlement of strategic nuclear weapons in the former Soviet Union, and facilitating the transfer of nuclear weapons from Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Belarus to enable their entry into the Nonproliferation Treaty as nonnuclear weapon states.

In 1992, Gottemoeller directed the transition team at the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency for newly elected President Bill Clinton. Before that, she was a senior defense analyst at RAND, where she specialized in the defense and arms control policies of the Soviet Union. From 1990 to 1991, she worked at the U.S. Department of State as a Council on Foreign Relations Fellow, during which time she served as an advisor to the U.S. START delegation in Geneva. From 1989 to 1993, she was an adjunct professor of Soviet military policy at Georgetown University.

Gottemoeller has written widely on arms control topics. She is the editor of Strategic Arms Control in the Post-START Era and the author of numerous reports and articles, including Conflict and Consensus in the Soviet Armed Forces (Rand Corporation, May 1988); Land-attack Cruise Missiles (IISS Adelphi Paper No. 226); and Finding Solutions to the SLCM Arms Control Problems (International Security, Winter 1988). She received an M.A. in science, technology, and public policy from The George Washington University and a B.S. in Russian language and linguistics from Georgetown University.

About the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Founded in 1910, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace is a private nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing cooperation among nations and promoting active international engagement by the United States. The Endowment?s research projects are grouped in two areas, the Global Policy Program and the Russian and Eurasian Program. The Endowment publishes Foreign Policy magazine and operates the Carnegie Moscow Center to address compelling issues confronting post-communist societies. Visit www.ceip.org for more information on programs, staff, and publications.

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