Rose Gottemoeller is a nonresident senior fellow in Carnegie’s Nuclear Policy Program. She also serves as the Frank E. and Arthur W. Payne Distinguished Lecturer at Stanford University’s Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and is a research fellow at the Hoover Institution.
From 2016 to 2019, Gottemoeller served as the deputy secretary general of NATO, where she helped shape NATO’s counterterrorism strategy and response to new security challenges in Europe.
Prior to NATO, Gottemoeller served for nearly five years as the undersecretary for arms control and international security at the U.S. Department of State. She was previously the assistant secretary for arms control, verification, and compliance in 2009-2010, during which she was the principal U.S. negotiator for the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) with the Russian Federation.
From 2000 to 2005, Gottemoeller was director of the Carnegie Moscow Center and was a senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment in Washington D.C., where she had a joint appointment to the Russia and Eurasia and Nuclear Policy Programs (then known as the Nonproliferation Project).
Before joining Carnegie in 2000, Gottemoeller was the deputy undersecretary for defense nuclear nonproliferation in the U.S. Department of Energy. Previously, she served as the department’s assistant secretary for nonproliferation and national security, with responsibility for all nonproliferation cooperation with Russia and the Newly Independent States. She first joined the department in November 1997 as director of the Office of Nonproliferation and National Security.
Prior to the Energy Department, Gottemoeller served for three years as deputy director of the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London. She has also served on the National Security Council in the White House as director for Russia, Ukraine, and Eurasia Affairs, with responsibility for denuclearization in Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and Belarus. Previously, she was a social scientist at RAND and a Council on Foreign Relations international affairs fellow.