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Dr. DeGarmo is a Professor Emerita at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, USA and research associate for the Applied Research Institute in Jerusalem. Her expertise consists of international security with a focus on the nuclear era and security in the Middle East. She has also been a facilitator for the Foreign Policy's Great Decisions program at the university since 2001. Dr. DeGarmo previously spent several years as a department chair of the political science department at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. A recipient of numerous research grants over the years, she has also received numerous awards for her contributions, including a Meridian Award for 2011 and 2012, and a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Humanitarian Award in 2011, all granted by Southern Illinois University Edwardsville. She has also been named as the recipient of the “Lifetime Achievement Award” and “Who’s Who of Professional Women” by Marquis in 2017. She also served on the Organizing Committee and as Keynote Speaker for “Environmental Toxicology and Ecological Risk Assessment”September 24-25, 2018 Chicago, Illinois, USA. Professor DeGarmo has authored four books, "The Geneva Conventions of 1949 and Their Protocols: The Case of Israel" in 2016, “The U.S.-Israeli Strategic Alliance and the Disappearing Palestine” in 2016, “The Disposal of Radioactive Wastes in the Metropolitan St. Louis Area: The Environmental and Health Legacy of the Mallinckrodt Chemical Works” in 2006, and “International Environmental Treaties and State Behavior: Factors Influencing Cooperation,” in 2004. She has also written a number of book chapters, contributions to both encyclopedias and professional journals, and undergraduate teaching manuals. Beyond those literary accomplishments, Dr. Degarmo has conducted over two dozen book and article reviews, and has served as a presenter and chair for many conference proceedings since 1994.
The nuclear era and security in the Middle East