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Rose Gottemoeller, the Deputy Secretary General of NATO, speaks about the importance of women in peace and security and the work of NATO in this area. NATO’s policy on Women, Peace and Security provides the foundation for work on gender equality across the Alliance. Ms Gottemoeller discusses this policy in the context of three principles: Inclusiveness, Integration and Integrity.

About the Speaker:

Rose Gottemoeller took up her position as NATO Deputy Secretary General in October 2016, after serving as the Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security at the U.S. Department of State. During her time as Undersecretary of State, Ms Gottemoeller focused on defence and security cooperation in Europe and Asia, peacekeeping policy and training and weapons and mine reduction in post-conflict locations around the world.

Prior to the Department of State, she was a senior associate with the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, with joint appointments to the Non-proliferation and Russia programmes. She served as the Director of the Carnegie Moscow Center in 2006-2008.

Ms Gottemoeller has taught on Soviet military policy and Russian security at Georgetown University and is fluent in Russian. She received a B.S. from Georgetown University and an M.A. from George Washington University.