Caroline Turner, under the supervision of ELAC Deputy Director Federica D’Alessandra, is investigating how the military industrial complex affects threat perception. Specifically, she seeks to understand how the procurement and acquisition policies of defense assets potentially inflate threat perception and subsequently escalate security dilemmas between major powers including the US and China. This research was inspired by the 2022 NATO Strategic Concept, specifically how deterrence affects good governance and democracy.
Caroline is a nuclear submarine officer in the US Navy and is currently a Master of Public Policy (MPP) student at the Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford. Prior to joining the MPP Programme, Caroline attended the US Naval Academy where she graduated with distinction and commissioned, earning a degree in Operations Research.