Research Assistant, Transatlantic Security Program
Carisa Nietsche is the Research Assistant for the Transatlantic Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS).
Carisa is a recent graduate of Georgetown's M.A. in German and European Studies, where she focused on European security, democratic erosion, and U.S. grand strategy. Before graduate school, Carisa spent time in the think tank industry on the Brookings Institution's communications team and researching and conducting programs to expand women's political participation worldwide at the Wilson Center.
She has internship experience at the U.S. Department of State's Office of European Union and Regional Affairs, the European Parliament in Brussels, the International Republican Institute's Transatlantic Strategy team, and the Brookings Institution’s Center on the United States & Europe and Project on International Order & Strategy.
Carisa holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Texas at Austin in government and Plan II Honors. Carisa speaks German.
Recent Publications & News
PodcastGreek Politics with Katerina Sokou
By Andrea Kendall-Taylor, Carisa Nietsche & Katerina Sokou
CommentaryHow Hungary’s Orban Puts Democratic Tools to Authoritarian Use
By Carisa Nietsche
PodcastDr. John A. Gans, Jr., on "White House Warriors" and the National Security Council
By Jim Townsend, Carisa Nietsche & Dr. John A. Gans, Jr.