Women of Mass Destruction

AICGS Senior Fellow Sarah Lohmann moderated a discussion on next generation thinking on deterrence policy on October 23. Meeting four days after President Trump had announced the United States would pull out of the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces (INF) agreement, participants from Women in International Security (WIIS) were able to get an inside look at what moving nuclear policy looks like as both Munich’s Consulate General Meghan Gregonis and keynote speaker Rebecca Hersman, the director of CSIS’ Project on Nuclear Issues, spoke of their experiences working together on security policy in high levels of the U.S. government.

Dr. Lohmann posed questions about the security consequences of pulling out of the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces agreement, of potential budget reductions in the U.S. modernization program, and why a European public should be concerned about cutting research and development on low-yield sub-launched ballistic missiles. A lively discussion about Germany’s role in the nuclear debate, Europe’s response to the withdrawal, and the consequences for the transatlantic relationship ensued.

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Sarah Lohmann

Sarah Lohmann

AICGS Senior Cyber Fellow

Dr. Sarah Lohmann is AICGS' Senior Cyber Fellow based in Germany. She coordinates the Institute's cyber projects, including the Transatlantic Cyber Partnership--which brings together U.S. and German policymakers from government, the military, the tech sector, and academia--to cooperate on cyber policy. Dr. Lohmann is an expert in the field of international relations, human rights, and security policy. With over a decade of experience in government and in the classroom, she offers a unique perspective as a well-traveled practitioner and policymaker who also delights in academia.

Dr. Lohmann has served as a university instructor at the Universität der Bundeswehr since 2010. She achieved her doctorate in political science in 2013, when she became a senior researcher for the political science department. Prior to her tenure at the Universität der Bundeswehr, she was a press spokesman for the U.S. Department of State for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, as well as for the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs (MEPI). Before her government service, she was a journalist, and has traveled in over 30 countries worldwide. She has published one book and over a thousand articles in international press outlets, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Financial Times in Germany. She is a public speaker in international forums on issues of human rights, cyber security, and transatlantic relations.