Ann K. Ganzer is the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nonproliferation Policy in the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation at the Department of State.
She and her staff lead USG efforts to maintain and strengthen the global nuclear nonproliferation regime that has the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) as its cornerstone. These efforts include leading U.S. policies to support strong global nuclear verification via the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) “safeguards” system and to promote peaceful nuclear cooperation, safety, and export controls, as well as the physical protection of nuclear materials and facilities. Ms. Ganzer is also responsible for the negotiation and implementation of U.S. agreements for peaceful nuclear cooperation (“123 agreements”), policy issues related to the nuclear fuel cycle (i.e. enrichment and reprocessing), U.S. policy relating to U.S. participation in the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG). She also coordinates U.S. participation in the Biological and Toxin Weapons Convention (BWC), including the BWC review process.
Ms. Ganzer joined the State Department as a Foreign Service Officer, serving tours in Mexico and in a variety of offices in Washington. An assignment in Political-Military Affairs caused her to change her focus to nonproliferation and international security. She has negotiated numerous treaties and agreements and participated in international meetings ranging from the IAEA and Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms to the United Nations 4th World Conference on Women in Beijing. Ms. Ganzer has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from St. Norbert College of De Pere, Wisconsin.