A Canadian immigrant born in Kuwait, Touraj made Montréal his permanent home in 2012, where he obtained a B.A. in Political Science (2017) at Concordia. He is continuing his education by pursuing a M.A. at Sciences Po Paris and will graduate July 2020.

Touraj presently serves the NAOC as a returning Policy Analyst and is responsible for the Cyber Security and Information Warfare program. He is the former Editor of the NATO’s International Arc of Crisis section and simultaneously served as a Project Manager and Event Coordinator. Touraj was also a Director at the Canadian Center for Strategic Studies (CCSS) where he concurrently served as one of the Editors in Chief. Previously, he was also a Project Manager for the Canadian Turkish Business Council.

He can be contacted at touraj.riazi@natoassociation.ca