CNS Washington, D.C. Office
Adjunct Professor, Research Associate and NPT Project Manager at CNS, CNS-WDC
Gaukhar's research interests include international nonproliferation organizations and regimes, Iran's nuclear program, politics of the Non-Aligned Movement, and proliferation theory. She has published in the International Security, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, International Herald Tribune, and has written issue briefs and research stories for NTI and CNS. She teaches a course on Nuclear Proliferation Trends and Trigger Events at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. She has also served as an expert on the delegation of Kazakhstan to the 2010 NPT Review Conference and 2009 meeting of the Preparatory Committee.
Gaukhar Mukhatzhanova received her MA in International Policy Studies, with distinction, from the Monterey Institute of International Studies (2007) and BA in Journalism/Mass Communication, Cum Laude, from the American University in Bulgaria (2001). She is originally from Almaty, Kazakhstan. Prior to coming to Monterey, she was Media and Outreach Specialist at the UN Development Programme in Kazakhstan.