Assistant Professor of International Affairs
The Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts
Margaret Kosal is a co-director of the Emerging Technology and Security Program and director of the Biological and Chemical Nonproliferation and Counterterrorism Program. She is the author of Nanotechnology for Chemical and Biological Defense (Springer Academic Publishers, 2009), which explores scenarios and strategies regarding the benefits and potential proliferation threats of nanotechnology and other emerging sciences for international security.
Before joining the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, 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). She has been recognized for her leadership across the U.S. federal government, specifically for efforts to coordinate across the DoD as part of the interagency Nonproliferation and Arms Control Technology Working Group, reporting to the National Security Council, and as member of the interagency federal group charged with leading the National Nanotechnology Initiative (NNI).