Speaking Style; intelligent and articulate, Robert G. Joseph has a wealth of knowledge and experience to share with audiences from all sectors.
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Currently a professor at Missouri State University and a senior scholar at the National Institute for Public Policy, Robert G. Joseph has led an exceptional and highly specialist career, focusing on international relations, security and arms control. His years of experience in such matters make him a sought after speaker not only in his native United States, but in countries across the globe.
Serving as U.S. Special Envoy for Nuclear Nonproliferation until mid-2007, Joseph was popular and successful in his role as ambassador, helping to build and maintain relationships and understandings between the U.S. and other countries, and more vitally, helping to avoid unnecessary conflict. From May 2005 until March 2007, Joseph was Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security, reporting to the Secretary of State and specialising in counterproliferation, arms control, defence relations and regional security.
Between 2001 and 2004, Joseph served as a member of the U.S. National Security Council, as an assistant to the president and senior director for Proliferation Strategy, Counterproliferation and Homeland Defense. In this role, he specialised in evaluating policy making concerning defence against and deterrence from the use of weapons of mass destruction.
Joseph’s level of experience and knowledge have seen him occupy a number of prestigious positions and have allowed him to work extensively as a speaker and a professor. He was a founder of the Center for Counterproliferation Research at the National Defense University and worked there as a National Security Studies professor until 2001.
Joseph graduated with a BA from Saint Louis University, an MA from the University of Chicago and with a Ph.D. from Columbia University. He has held a number of academic a professorial roles during his career.
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