Nick Kosturos is an International Relations major with minors in Applied Computer Security and Russian Area Studies at USC. He currently serves as Chair of the CET Undergraduate Fellows. A fervent believer in hands-on learning, Nick is passionate about enhancing the traditional education experience with a more experiential-based approach that would better prepare all students to apply their education in an increasingly complex world. Nick joined CET to not only foster this special type of learning environment in the classroom at USC, but also to promote an intellectual atmosphere outside of the classroom that would better allow USC students to discover their inner spark and subsequently share their intellectual passions with others.
Outside of the classroom, Nick has completed internships with the Brookings Institution’s Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence, Center for American Progress’ National Security Department, and Project Vote Smart. Nick has conducted field research in Russia, Finland and Sweden examining Arctic security issues and in Washington, DC covering nuclear nonproliferation and WMD challenges. He has published pieces for the Center for American Progress and the Southern California International Review. Nick’s research interests include international politics and security, cyber security, US foreign policy analysis, nuclear nonproliferation, and Middle East and Eurasian regional studies. Outside of coursework and research, Nick serves as Managing Editor of Glimpse from the Globe (http://www.glimpsefromtheglobe.com/), Director of the Professional/Academic Funding Board in Undergraduate Student Government, Co-Membership Chair of Mortar Board National Honor Society, and Academics Chair of Trojan Knights.