U.S. State Department Representative R. Scott Dean to Speak at DeSales

by Tom McNamara | Oct 12, 2012

R. Scott Dean U.S. State Department R. Scott Dean will speak at DeSales on "The Process of Nuclear Arms Control on October 22
On Monday, October 22, at 3:00 p.m., R. Scott Dean, from the United States Department of State, will speak at DeSales University on the topic of “The Process of Nuclear Arms Control.” The lecture will be held in the Hurd Room of the DeSales University Center and is free and open to the public.

Dean has more than 30 years of experience with the State Department, most of it as a career diplomat and 18 years of it in national security, arms control, or political-military affairs.  He now works at the State Department as a civil servant on nuclear arms control, particularly to prepare for future U.S.-Russian nuclear arms control agreements in the wake of the 2011 U.S.-Russia New START Treaty.

“We invite national figures to come and talk to students about the opportunities that are in the intelligence field,” said Dr. Andrew Essig, professor of political science and advisor to the national security track.

Dean served as the State Department Advisor to the U.S. Strategic Arms Reduction Talks (START I) delegation at the time of the signature of the START I Treaty and wrote parts of the treaty. As a U.S. diplomat (Foreign Service Officer), he has worked on the START I, Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE) Treaty and Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty. Before that, he served with the National Security Staff, working on Russian and European Affairs, and served as a State Department analyst for strategic arms control and Chinese strategic weapons. He covered political-military affairs at U.S. Embassies in Moscow and London and for the Japan Desk during a major U.S.-Japan basing negotiation. 

Originally from Duluth, Minn., he holds degrees from the University of Minnesota Law School and Carleton College.

The national security track of the political science major at DeSales began five years ago. Students who are interested in careers in both the public and private sectors dealing with national security issues take courses in national security, terrorism, and intelligence. DeSales University is one of the few schools that offers national security program on the undergraduate level. In addition to the track, there is a National Security Club that is open to all majors on campus.  For more information, contact Dr. Essig at 610.282.1100, ext. 1632. 

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