Master's in Applied Intelligence
Nazanin Azizian

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Nazanin Azizian

Dr. Naz Azizian is a national security professional and works at the Office of the Secretary Defense, Cost Assessment and Program Evaluation, where she has oversight of ground-based weapons. Prior to joining OSD CAPE, Dr. Azizian served in various roles at the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence and Security overseeing multi-billion-dollar portfolios of Military Intelligence Programs. At Georgetown, her course explores and analyzes salient national security challenges facing the United States, including the rise of China, Russia’s growing geopolitical ambitions, Iranian and North Korean nuclear ambitions, cyber as the “fifth domain” of international conflict, transnational terrorism, and the regional rivalry with Iran.  

Dr. Azizian completed a National Security Fellowship at Harvard University’s John F Kennedy School of Government. Her research examined why the U.S. post-Cold War foreign policy has largely been unsuccessful in achieving U.S. objectives while engaged in regional conflicts of terrorism. Further, her research focused on improving U.S. foreign policy on the “war on terror” through a set of robust policy recommendations.

Dr. Azizian holds a Ph.D. in Systems Engineering, M.S. in Electrical Engineering, and B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from The George Washington University.