Maureen E. Tucker

MPA’84, Comparative and International Affairs

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IU Bloomington


Maureen Tucker is a Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary for Arms Control and Nonproliferation at the U.S. Department of State, where she has responsibility for USG technology transfer policies and several country-specific portfolios. She is the department’s representative to the Obama administration’s task force to reform the U.S. export control system. The task force as a whole has been named as a finalist for the 2011 Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Award.

Tucker also led the USG negotiating team that concluded treaties with the United Kingdom and Australia on defense trade cooperation in 2007. Previously, Tucker served as a director for nonproliferation on the National Security Council staff from 1996 to 2006. Prior to that, she served as senior advisor at the U.S. Department of Commerce‘s Bureau of Export Administration. Tucker began her career in the Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration as a Presidential Management Intern.

Tucker holds an MPA in Comparative and International Affairs from Indiana University.