Kathryn Dura

Intern, Technology and National Security Program

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Kathryn Dura is the Joseph S. Nye, Jr. Intern for the Technology and National Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). 

Prior to joining CNAS, she was an inaugural Perry World House Student Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania where she conducted research on preventing cyber-attacks on critical infrastructure and combating Russian hybrid warfare tactics in the media sphere. Additionally, Ms. Dura was a research assistant to Dr. Michael Horowitz during which time she investigated the proliferation of military technologies such as unmanned vehicles, ballistic missiles, cruise missiles, and fighter aircraft. Ms. Dura previously interned in Israel for NoCamels, a non-profit journalism organization covering Israeli technology and innovation for a global audience. For her senior thesis, she developed a game theory model that examines the impact of drones on escalation in war and she has presented her work at Columbia University, Towson University, and the University of Pennsylvania.
Ms. Dura graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania where she received her Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Modern Middle Eastern Studies while minoring in Mathematics. She has an intermediate level fluency in Arabic.

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