Brittany Marien

Academic Specialist


Brittany Marien is the Academic Specialist for the Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction (CSWMD). In this capacity, she provides programmatic support to the CSWMD’s policy and outreach programs and serves as the Program Manager for the Program for Emerging Leaders (PEL). Prior to joining CSWMD, Brittany interned at the U.S. Department of State Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation and at the Center for Strategic and International Studies for the Project on Nuclear Issues.  Her research interests include emerging technology and defense innovation. 

Brittany holds a M.A. in Security Studies from Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service and a B.A. in Political Science and International Affairs from the University of New Hampshire. At Georgetown, she received the Security Studies Program Director's Citizenship Scholarship, which is an award presented by the Security Studies Director, Dr. Bruce Hoffman, recognizing a student for his or her total effort and service to the program as well as exemplary academic achievement.


Brittany R. Marien, "Revamping the Radiological Security Regime," Georgetown Security Studies Review, May 16, 2017