Sara Bjerg Moller is an Assistant Professor at Seton Hall University’s School of Diplomacy and International Relations, where she directs the International Security specialization. She is currently completing a book manuscript on wartime coalitions. Moller has held fellowships with the Modern War Institute at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NATO Defence College, Security Studies Program at MIT, Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University, and Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University. In 2018 she was an Eisenhower Defense Fellow at the NATO Defense College. Her policy commentary has been featured in the Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Boston Globe, National Interest, Lawfare, War on the Rocks, Middle East Times, and World Politics Review. Her scholarship has been published or is forthcoming in International Politics, Asian Security, and the Journal of Strategic Studies. She received her PhD from Columbia University and has a Masters degree in Security Studies from Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service.
What is your area of expertise?
Are you interested in mentoring high school or college students, or both?
How did you become interested in this area?
Alliances. I am originally from Europe but have spent much of my adult years in North America. This background drew me to the study of transatlantic relations and security alliances more broadly. I am an internationally focused NATO scholar.
What was your career path to get here?
Policy MA at Georgetown, with multiple internships in DC think tanks, followed by two years working at the Council on Foreign Relations before returning to get my PhD at Columbia University.
Why should the public care?
The US needs allies and partners to manage the threats of the 21st century, including nuclear proliferation.
What is a current issue or trend that concerns you?
The rise of authoritarianism and collapse of democratic norms in Europe and America.
Would you be willing to speak to a classroom about your work?
What themes or topics would you be interested in lecturing or discussing with a class?