Global Security Institute Congratulates Four Outstanding Leaders

The Global Security Institute (GSI) offers its heartfelt congratulations to two former and founding members of the Bipartisan Security Group and two outstanding members of Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament, both programs of GSI. The public good will be well served by these four dynamic and exceptional leaders. 

Washington, DC

Rose Gottemoeller and Suzanne Spaulding, two founding members of the Bipartisan Security Group, were confirmed to high-level government positions: Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, and Under Secretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate, respectively. Losing members in this manner is pleasing for we know the professionalism, intelligence, and commitment to public service these two outstanding women exemplify.
 

Rose Gottemoeller
Rose Gottemoeller
Rose E. Gottemoeller was sworn in as the Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security on March 7, 2014. 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 Director of the Carnegie Moscow Center. 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. 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. 

Suzanne Spaulding
Suzanne Spaulding
Suzanne Spaulding is the new Under Secretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate in the Department of Homeland Security, overseeing the national effort to protect and enhance the resilience of the nation’sphysical and cyber infrastructureMs. Spaulding has spent nearly 25 years working on national security issues for both Republican and Democratic administrations and on both sides of the aisle of Congress. She has served as the minority staff director for the U.S. House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence for Ranking Member Jane Harman (D-CA), and as general counsel for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. She has also served as Assistant General Counsel for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and as counsel and as senior counsel and legislative director for U.S. Senator Arlen Specter (PA). 
 
Ms. Spaulding served as the executive director of two congressionally mandated commissions: the National Commission on Terrorism and the Commission to Assess the Organization of the Federal Government to Combat the Proliferations of Weapons of Mass Destruction. In addition, she has served on commissions on cybersecurity and homeland security, convened and participated in numerous academic and professional advisory panels, and is a frequent commentator in publications, media, and before Congress. 
 
She is the former Chair of the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Law and National Security, and founder of the Cybersecurity Legal Task Force. 
Rome, Italy
 
In Italy, Frederica Mogherini and Roberta Pinotti, both members of Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament (PNND), were appointed to their respective posts of Foreign Minister and Defense Minister. 
 
 
Federica Mogherini
Federica Mogherini

Federica Mogherini, who served on the Defense Committee and Foreign Affairs Committee in the parliament, has also served as President of the Italian delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of NATO. She also coordinated the Inter-Parliamentary Group for Development Cooperation. She was one of PNND’s earliest members, and has remained one of its most active experts in the field of nuclear nonproliferation and disarmament. She is a member of the Group of Eminent Persons (GEM), organized as part of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Organization’s work to bring the test ban treaty into force.  


Roberta Pinotti
Roberta Pinotti

Senator Roberta Pinotti was the first woman in Italy to ever serve as President of the Defence Commission of the Chamber of Deputies. Within the Democratic Party, she has served as National Chief for Security, as well as Shadow Minister of Defence. She was elected a senator in 2008 and Vice-Chair of the Senate Defence Commission in 2010, where she promoted Italy’s accession to the Oslo accords on cluster munitions, among others.