Joy Nasr

Joy Nasr

Research Associate


jnasr@miis.edu
Washington, DC
202.647.4154

Joy joins the CNS-DC team as a research associate on the Cooperative Threat Reductions metrics project, where he will be quantitatively evaluating the chemical, biological, and nuclear security and security culture of certain countries. Prior to joining CNS, Joy worked with the Iran Project at the Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs as a Research Assistant to the project director and as a Coordinator for Iran Matters, the Belfer Center’s one-stop shop for best facts and analysis on various aspects of Iranian affairs.

Joy was born and raised in Beirut, Lebanon, until coming to the US for his undergraduate education. He received his Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University in Nuclear Geopolitical Studies, a major he hand-crafted to combine nuclear and quantum physics with international security. Joy wrote his senior thesis on the domestic and economic factors that controlled Iran’s nuclear program from 1989 – 2005. He has also worked as a management consultant on a Middle East nuclear new build project and interned at CNS-Monterey in 2016, where he co-developed a database that quantitatively tracks and evaluates the nuclear power programs of Saudi Arabia, Jordan, UAE, and Turkey. Joy has extensive translation experience and is fluent in Arabic and French.