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From: "Jennifer Linker" <jlinker@CarnegieEndowment.org>
Subject: Rose Gottemoeller to Direct Carnegie Moscow Center
Date: Mon, 07 Nov 2005

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Rose Gottemoeller to Direct Carnegie Moscow Center

Jessica T. Mathews, president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, announced today that Rose Gottemoeller, currently senior associate with both the Russian and Eurasian Program and the Non-Proliferation Project, will become director of the Carnegie Moscow Center in January 2006. She replaces Andrew Kuchins, who will return to Washington as a senior associate in the Russian and Eurasian Program.

"Rose enjoys enormous respect in the policy communities in Washington and in Moscow, a product of her outstanding track record in senior government positions and in the think tank world over the years," said Mathews. "She is the ideal person to take over the leadership of the Carnegie Moscow Center and to help further consolidate its position as the leading forum in Russia for independent policy analysis and discussion."

Rose Gottemoeller has been with the Endowment since October 2000, focusing her research on issues of U.S.-Russian relations, and in particular nuclear security and stability, nonproliferation, and arms control. She writes extensively on these issues, and recently co-authored the Carnegie Endowment report, Universal Compliance: A Strategy for Nuclear Security.

Gottemoeller was 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 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 on Russian security in Eurasia at Georgetown University.

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace established the Carnegie Moscow Center in 1993 as the first policy research center of its size and kind in the former Soviet Union. The Center's staff of foreign and Russian researchers publishes its own work and collaborates with Washington staff on a variety of topical areas and policy-relevant projects. The Center produces a wide range of publications, including the journal, Pro et Contra.

For more information, visit www.carnegie.ru/en or www.CarnegieEndowment.org/Russia.