NATO at 70: Deterrence, Defense and Dialogue to Maintain the Peace

Tuesday, April 14, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Virtual Seminar​

  • Rose Gottemoeller

Seminar Recording:


About this Event: When Russia seized Crimea in 2014, NATO was forced to reorient itself to its mission to deter and defend in a way that many expected would never happen again after the Cold War.  NATO went about this in an innovative fashion, quickly deploying four battlegroups in the Baltic States and Poland to send the clear message that an attack on one of those Allies would be an attack on all.  Since then, the Alliance has continued to build up its capability to respond quickly and decisively should an attack come.  At the same time, it has underscored the necessity of steady dialogue with Russia, to avoid crisis and maintain the peace by whatever means.


About the Speaker: Rose Gottemoeller is the Frank E. and Arthur W. Payne Distinguished Lecturer at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies and Center for Security and Cooperation at Stanford University.

Before joining Stanford Gottemoeller was the Deputy Secretary General of NATO from 2016 to 2019, where she helped to 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. She served as the Director of the Carnegie Moscow Center from 2006 to 2008, and is currently a nonresident fellow in Carnegie's Nuclear Policy Program. She is also a research fellow at the Hoover Institution. 

At Stanford, Gottemoeller will teach and mentor students in the Ford Dorsey Master’s in International Policy program and the CISAC Honors program; contribute to policy research and outreach activities; and convene workshops, seminars and other events relating to her areas of expertise, including nuclear security, Russian relations, the NATO alliance, EU cooperation and non-proliferation.