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Prof. Catherine Kelleher †
Position(s) College Park Professor, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland
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Professor Catherine Kelleher was an Associate Fellow within the Global Fellowship Initiative of the GCSP. Catherine McArdle Kelleher was College Park Professor, University of Maryland and Senior Fellow, Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University. She also acted as the editor of the Naval War College Press.

She has had extensive experience in government. Under President Carter, she served on the staff of the National Security Council; under President Reagan, she was professor of Military Strategy at the national War College in Washington D.C. In the Clinton Administration Dr. Kelleher held posts as the Personal Representative of the Secretary of Defense in Europe and as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia.

Professor Kelleher has had a wide range of academic involvement in the field of national security studies. She is the author of more than sixty books, monographs and articles, and serves on a number of boards and commissions in the field.

Professor Kelleher has also been active in the design and implementation of programs to broaden education in security studies, both nationally and internationally, in universities and within the military. She is the founder of Women in International Security program, dedicated to developing career opportunities for women in this field.

Professor Kelleher holds degrees from Mt. Holyoke College (A.B. and D.Litt) and from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Ph.D.). She is the recipient of the Medal for Distinguished Public Service of the Department of Defense and the Ehrenkreuz in Gold from the Bundeswehr.


Recent publications
  • Reppy, Judith V. (ed.), Getting to Zero - a compilation of 20 essays on what else will have to happen if we decide on nuclear zero as a real policy goal. Stanford: Stanford University Press, March 2011.
  •   « Le bouclier antimissile, prélude au désarmement » by Fred Tanner and Catherine Kelleher, Le Temps, 2 December 2010 / "Russland als Akteur in der atlantischen Allianz" by Fred Tanner und Catherine Kelleher, Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ), 4 January 2011