Allison Nour joined The Cohen Group with eight years of professional experience in Washington, DC and the Middle East. She has held a number of defense and foreign policy-focused positions, including at the Council on Foreign Relations and in the US Senate.
Ms. Nour came to The Cohen Group after completing graduate school at Princeton University, where her research centered on politics and security in the Gulf states. While at Princeton, she worked in the office of US Senator Kay Hagan, supporting the Senator's work on the Senate Armed Services Committee. Ms. Nour spent three years at the Council on Foreign Relations prior to graduate school, managing in-depth research on trends in US foreign policy, the Arab Uprisings, and US-Russia relations. Before that, as a project assistant at the National Democratic Institute, Ms. Nour worked on the Egypt, Lebanon, and Syria team. She also spent three years in Egypt working as an educator and teacher trainer in British and American schools.
Ms. Nour holds a Master in Public Affairs from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton University. She is a 2006 graduate of Duke University with a Bachelor's degree in Arabic and Political Science. Ms. Nour has also studied at the American University in Cairo. She is fluent in Arabic and has a working proficiency in Spanish.