Valeriia Gergiieva holds a PhD in Political Science. Currently, Dr. Gergiieva is a Visiting Research Fellow working on the ‘Arms Control and Emerging Technologies’ project at the Institute for Peace Research and Security Policy (IFSH) at the University of Hamburg. Valeriia is a Non-Resident Research Fellow at Odesa Center for Nonproliferation. In Fall 2019, she was a Visiting Fellow at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation (CNS) in Monterey. Dr. Gergiieva is a member of the Black Sea Women in Nuclear Network (BSWN) and Black Sea Nonproliferation Professional Exchange. In her research she focuses on Nonproliferation, Disarmament and nuclear programs of Iran and North Korea.