Born in Kuwait, Touraj made Montréal his permanent home in 2012, where he began and completed a B.A. in Political Science at Concordia. He is continuing his education by pursuing a M.A. at Sciences Po in Paris, beginning September 2018. After a successful stint in France, he will undertake a JD at the University of Toronto with the final objective of working for a major Canadian law firm that specializes in corporate, business, finance and banking law.

Touraj presently serves the NAOC as a Research Analyst. He is the former Program Editor for the NATO’s International Arc of Crisis section and simultaneously served as a Project Manager and Event Coordinator. Touraj is also a current Director at the Canadian Center for Strategic Studies (CCSS), a recently established and rapidly expanding think tank, where he concurrently serves as one of the Editors in Chief. Previously, he was also a Project Coordinator and Website Manager for the Canadian Turkish Business Council. He can be contacted at touraj.riazi@natoassociation.ca