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Doreen Horschig is a PhD student in Security Studies at the Political Science Department at the University of Central Florida.

She works as Teaching Assistant (CPO4400: Kurdish Politics, CPO3403: Politics of the Middle East) and Research Assistant for Güneş Murat Tezcür. Her areas of research are Nuclear Security (deterrence, proliferation, and public opinion) and Weapons of Mass Destruction.

Doreen pursued her Master’s degree in International Relations at New York University as a DAAD Fellow (German Academic Exchange Service). While at NYU, she has also worked as editor for the Journal of Political Inquiry and has published graduate peer-reviewed works. Currently, Doreen is working on public opinion on the the use of nuclear weapons in Israel, a new dataset of leader’s position on nuclear weapons, and U.S. response to the use of chemical weapons.

Previously, Doreen was a Research Assistant for the Organization for International Cooperation (Fall 2015) as well as for Dr. James Nolt (Spring 2016) and interned with Human Rights Watch in NYC, the German Federal Parliament (Deutscher Bundestag) in Berlin, Congressman Eliot L. Engel in Riverdale, and Covalence EthicalQuote in Geneva.

While a Division 1 track and field athlete, she graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Manhattan College (2015) with a B.A. in International Studies.

Doreen is from Lumpzig, Germany and currently resides in Orlando, FL.