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US Acting Under Secretary of State Visits Bilkent IR Class

On October 16, US Acting Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller, accompanied by US embassy staff members, visited Bilkent University as a guest speaker in Ambassador (Ret.) Onur Gökçe's International Relations course entitled Turkish Foreign Policy II.
In her lecture, Ms. Gottemoeller spoke about arms control and current international security issues. She emphasized the importance of the control and limitation of weapons of mass destruction, and also underlined the advantages of present-day information science and the use of social networks in emergency situations. Finally, she discussed significant challenges in arms control and verification of nuclear testing with reference to civilian nuclear energy, nonproliferation and disarmament.