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Nilsu Goren

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Nilsu Goren serves as Senior Nuclear Threats Program Advisor at the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, Office of Cooperative Threat Reduction (DOS/ISN/CTR). 

Prior to her current position, Goren was Senior Program Manager at CRDF Global’s Security Assistance Division, where she oversaw the implementation of international capacity-building programs on the peaceful uses of nuclear technology, nuclear security, and nonproliferation. She was also non-resident scholar at the Middle East Institute (MEI) Defense and Security Program, and non-resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council's Brent Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security.

Goren has over 18 years of international experience holding research and management positions at various think tanks and nongovernmental organizations, including the 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 security policymaking. She has written and presented extensively on nuclear security, nonproliferation regimes, and missile defense as they relate to Turkey, Europe, and the Middle East. Goren earned a Ph.D. in Public Policy from the University of Maryland.

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