Telephonic Press Briefing with Rose E. Gottemoeller, Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security U.S. Department of State

Released on August 3, 2015

Please join us on Monday, August 10th, 2015 for a telephonic press briefing with U.S. Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Rose E. Gottemoeller. Under Secretary Gottemoeller will discuss the importance of youth involvement in the difficult task of nuclear disarmament.

The briefing will take place during the Under Secretary’s visit to Japan where she will attend the annual Peace Memorial Ceremonies in Hiroshima and Nagasaki and meet with Japanese counterparts in Tokyo to discuss related issues.

Under Secretary Gottemoeller will take questions from participating journalists.


Speaker: Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Rose E. Gottemoeller

Date: Monday, August 10th, 2015

Time: 10:15am (Tokyo) | 9:15am (Singapore) | 8:15am (Bangkok)

Language: English

Ground rules: ON THE RECORD

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RSVP: RSVP to by Friday, August 7th, 4:00pm Tokyo time.

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Rose E. Gottemoeller Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Term of Appointment: March 7, 2014 to present

Rose E. Gottemoeller was sworn in as the Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security (T) on March 7, 2014. As Under Secretary, Gottemoeller advises the Secretary on arms control, nonproliferation and disarmament. She had served as Acting in this

position since February 7, 2012. While Acting, Gottemoeller continued to serve as Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance, a position she was appointed to on April 6, 2009. She was the chief U.S. negotiator of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (New START) with the Russian Federation, which entered into force on February 5, 2011.

Prior to the Department of State, in 2000, she became a senior associate with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, where she also served as the Director of the Carnegie Moscow Center (January 2006 – December 2008).

In 1998-2000, as Deputy Undersecretary of Energy for Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation and before that, Assistant Secretary and Director for Nonproliferation and National Security, she was responsible for all nonproliferation cooperation with Russia and the Newly Independent States.

Prior to her work at the Department of Energy, Ms. Gottemoeller served for 3 years as Deputy Director of the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London. From 1993 to 1994, she served on the National Security Council staff 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. She has taught on Soviet military policy and Russian security at Georgetown University.

Ms. Gottemoeller received a B.S. from Georgetown University, and a M.A. from George Washington University. She is fluent in Russian.


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