Rose E. Gottemoeller was the speaker for the 2014-2015 Ambassador John Price and Marcia Price World Affairs Lecture Series on October 21, 2014 at Westminster College.
The Cold War ended over 20 years ago, and for the average American the threat of nuclear war seemed to drift away. But there are still thousands of nuclear weapons around the globe, in addition to bomb-grade nuclear materials that terrorist groups and several states appear intent on acquiring. The threat is real and, in fact, may be increasing. With this in mind, the US Government has reinvigorated efforts to secure and reduce stockpiles of weapons and vulnerable nuclear materials, and to halt the spread of nuclear weapons.
As under secretary, Gottemoeller advises the secretary of state on arms control, nonproliferation and disarmament. She was a senior associate with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and served as the director of the Carnegie Moscow Center. Ms. Gottemoeller received a BS from Georgetown University, and a MA from George Washington University, and is fluent in Russian.
This lecture is presented in partnership with HEAL UTAH.
The Ambassador John Price & Marcia Price World Affairs Lecture Series is presented by the Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy in partnership with Westminster College.
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Each year, UCCD presents the Ambassador John Price and Marcia Price World Affairs Lecture Series featuring distinguished speakers who are leading authorities in their field. The Lecture Series is designed to inform our citizens about key foreign policy issues and to create a globally savvy community. Our speakers come from a wide range of disciplines and backgrounds and are nationally recognized authors, academics and foreign affairs experts. All lectures are free and open to the public.
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