Program Manager, CBRNE Security and Nonproliferation

Dr. Nilsu Goren brings over 15 years of international experience holding research and management positions at various think tanks and nongovernmental organizations, including the Turkish Coalition of America, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Federation of American Scientists, and James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies in Washington, D.C. Her main area of expertise is Turkish foreign and security policymaking. She has written and presented extensively on nuclear weapons, nuclear security, nonproliferation regimes, and missile defense as they relate to Turkey, Europe, and the Middle East. She is also a non-resident scholar at the Middle East Institute and a research scholar at the Center for International and Security Studies at the University of Maryland (CISSM) School Public Policy.

Nilsu earned a master’s in political science from Sabanci University in Istanbul and a Ph.D. in public policy from the University of Maryland.


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