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Nilsu Goren (website)


Dissertation Title: Turkish Security Policymaking on Nuclear Issues: Conceptualizing Advanced Cooperative Security Strategies 

Projected Graduation: Winter 2016

Nilsu Goren is a Turkish Ph.D. candidate at the University of Maryland School of Public Policy. Her dissertation focuses on Turkish security policymaking and cooperative security strategies to formulate a coherent Turkish nuclear posture between NATO membership and regional engagement on issues such as tactical nuclear weapons, air and missile defense and the Iranian nuclear program. She previously conducted research at the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), Federation of American Scientists and James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, and taught at Koc University, Istanbul. She holds a B.A. in economics and an M.A. in political science from Sabanci University, Istanbul. Turkey.