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Webinar: Q&A with Simon Limage, VP at Culmen International

Dr. Tina Burton May 11, 2021 174


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Simon Limage

Simon Limage is the Vice President for Global Advisory Management Services at Culmen International, LLC. He manages contracts with the Federal Government, oversees program operations, and leads growth. He also serves as the Program Manager for a Department of State Airport and Aviation Security Capacity Building Program in Libya and for the Department of State Global Defense Reform Program at the IDIQ and task order level. He provides subject matter expertise on security cooperation, culturally sensitive project delivery, foreign affairs, development, nonproliferation, Europe, Eurasia, MENA region, Departments of State, Defense, Energy, DSCA

From 2011 to 2017, Simon Limage served as the State Department’s Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nonproliferation Programs managing 120 staff and $200 million in global programs that reduce the threat posed by weapons of mass destruction. He played a leading role in removing chemical weapons from Syria and Libya and in the Ebola response. He was the United States Representative to the Board of the International Science Centers based in Kazakhstan and Ukraine and served as the U.S. co-chair of the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism. He negotiated several security assistance agreements with foreign partners.

From 2009 to 2011, he served as chief of staff for the Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security and was involved in the 2010 Nuclear PostureReview and the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Defense Review.

Prior to his service in the State Department, he was then Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher’s Chief of Staff, managing her Washington and California offices, and serving as her chief policy advisor.

He also worked for Senator John Kerry on foreign policy, defense, and veterans issues.

Prior to his work in the Senate, he was a research assistant at the United States Institute of Peace supporting experts on NATO and the OSCE.

He holds a Master’s Degree in Foreign Service and a Master’s in History from GeorgetownUniversity as well as a B.S. in International Relations and a B.A. in History from Tufts University

He has received several awards for superior management and for his role in the removal of chemical weapons from Syria and Libya and ratification of the New START Agreement. He is a non-resident scholar at George Washington University’s Elliott School in the Institute for Security and Conflict Studies. 

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