Dr. Nilsu Goren is a research scholar at the Center for International and Security Studies at the University of Maryland, (CISSM), School Public Policy. She is also a non-resident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council's Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security. Originally from Turkey, she has over 10 years of international experience serving as a researcher, organizer, and moderator for various think tanks and nongovernmental organizations, including the Federation of American Scientists, Center for Strategic and International Studies, 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. Prior to coming to Maryland, she taught at Koc University, Istanbul. She holds a B.A. in Economics and an M.A. in Political Science from Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey.