Shervin Taheran is the Program Associate with the Arms Control Association and the Project for the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. She is responsible for ACA membership development and outreach and coordinating ACA's events and conferences, including the bipartisan ACA-Lugar Center Bipartisan Nuclear Policy Dialogue Project. She is also a member of the CTBT Organization Youth Group.
Shervin has worked for both Republican and Democratic members of Congress, was a research assistant for the Woodrow Wilson Center, and interned with the National Iranian American Council prior to joining the Arms Control Association. She is a graduate of Southern Methodist University, where she majored in International Studies and graduated with minors in Arabic and Human Rights.
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