Dilan Ezgi Koç, a second-year graduate student at Jackson, was selected for the Center for Strategic and International Studies Nuclear Scholars initiative, which provides top graduate students and young professionals from around the country with a unique venue to interact and dialogue with senior experts on nuclear weapons issues.
Koç was one of 26 recipients selected for the 2022 class of scholars. Participants are hosted once per month over the course of six months at CSIS in Washington, DC where they participate in daylong workshops.
Koç’s research interests include international security issues, mainly arms control, nuclear policy, and cybersecurity. She worked as an intern at the Project on Nuclear Issues at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, focusing on the history of Iraq’s nuclear program and nuclear decision-making. She has also conducted research on Iran and the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action as a Kerry Fellow at Yale, working for the former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. She is one of the ten UN Youth Champions for Disarmament at the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs, working on issues such as the impact of disruptive emerging technologies on nonproliferation and disarmament.