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Associate Director of the Triangle Institute for Security Studies

Bio

Susan Colbourn is the Associate Director of the Triangle Institute for Security Studies (TISS), based at the Sanford School.

A diplomatic and international historian, she is interested in questions of strategy and security in the atomic age. She specializes in the history of the Cold War with a focus on NATO, the politics of European security, and the role of nuclear weapons in international politics and society.

Prior to joining TISS, she held fellowships at Yale University’s International Security Studies program and at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. She received her Ph.D. in History from the University of Toronto.