Kosal, assistant professor in The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, will join the SSG as a civilian fellow and will be researching and analyzing strategic issues for U.S. ground forces and national security. She will lead advising on innovation of national security approaches at the intersection of human factors, science, technology, policy, and processes.
The SSG works exclusively for the CSA, General Ray Odierno, and conducts independent research and analysis to generate strategic and operational concepts for land forces. Kosal will lead research and analysis focusing on challenges for ten to twenty-five years in the future.
A leading expert in strategy, technology, and governance, Kosal’s research focuses on two, often intersecting, areas: reducing the threat of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and understanding the role of emerging technologies for security. She co-directs the Program on Emerging Technology and Security and directs the Program on Biological and Chemical Nonproliferation and Counterterrorism, both located within The Nunn School’s Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy (CISTP). Prior to joining The Nunn School, Kosal was Science and Technology Advisor within the Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD). She also served as the first liaison to the Biological and Chemical Defense Directorate at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA).