Dr. Nina Kollars is a former adjunct senior fellow for the Defense Program. Associate Professor in the Cyber & Innovation Policy Institute (CIPI) within the Naval War College. Kollars is a scholar of future warfighting, military technological change, innovation, cybersecurity, and cyber warfare/information operations. She also provides analysis on cyber wargaming and education.
She holds a PhD in Political Science from The Ohio State University, an MA in International Affairs from the Elliott School at George Washington University. Kollars has served as a fellow at a number of military institutes to include: Brute Krulak Center at Marine Corps University, the Special Operations Journal, and the Modern War Institute at USMA.
She is a senior analyst for the Congressional Cyber Solarium Commission, and manages the CIPI Gravely Directed Research Program at the Naval War College. Kollars is a published security studies scholar, a public speaker, and writer. She has spoken at: DefCon hacking conference, SXSW, the National Security Council, CyCon, TEDx, and RUSI. Kollars holds a TS//SCI. She is also a certified bourbon steward.
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