Dr Nina Kollars

Senior Associate Fellow; Associate Professor in the Cyber and Innovation Policy Institute (CIPI)


Dr Nina Kollars is an Associate Professor in the Cyber and Innovation Policy Institute (CIPI) within the Strategic and Operational Research Department at the United States Naval War College. Her primary areas of research are in emerging technologies, cybersecurity, and military innovation.

Nina currently runs the CIPI Gravely Directed Research Program at the U.S. Naval War College, where she teaches and mentors within the United States’ Professional Military Education system. She holds a Ph.D. from The Ohio State University in political science and an M.A. from The George Washington University in international relations. Nina is affiliated with several editorial and academic outlets, including the Cyber Conflict Studies Association, the Texas National Security Review, and the Educational Wargaming Cooperative.

Despite many decades in academia, Nina is most proud of her work with the hacker community and her presentation at DefCon27 entitled ‘Confessions of a Nespresso Money Mule’. She will soon publish ‘Trustworthy Deviants: White Hat Hackers and Security’.


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