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Welcome Ulrich Kühn, VCDNP Senior Research Associate

The Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation (VCDNP) is delighted to welcome its new Senior Research Associate Ulrich Kühn.

Ulrich Kühn, Senior Research Associate

Mr. Kühn joined the VCDNP in November 2017. He was most recently a Stanton Nuclear Security Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C., where he worked on an extensive study about the risks of escalation between NATO and Russia in the wider Baltic area. Prior to that, he was a Fellow at the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy at the University of Hamburg (IFSH), where he established and led the trilateral U.S.-Russian-German “Deep Cuts” Commission. Mr. Kühn was also a Fellow at the University of the Federal Armed Forces of Germany, Hamburg and, prior to that, served in the German government as an analyst on nuclear arms control and disarmament for the Federal Foreign Office. In 2011, Kühn was awarded a United Nations Disarmament Fellowship. He holds a Ph.D. (summa cum laude) from the University of Hamburg in Political Sciences.

His academic and think tank work has covered a wide range of topics in international security policy, including: nuclear and conventional deterrence and arms control; nuclear non-proliferation; U.S.-Russian relations; European security; NATO; the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE); international institutions; and cooperative security. VCDNP Executive Director Laura Rockwood is pleased to welcome Mr. Kühn to the Center, where “his breadth of knowledge and experience will further enhance the role of the VCDNP in promoting international peace and security through independent analysis and dialogue,” she said.