Tehreem Saifey



Research Associate

Tehreem Saifey is a Research Associate at the Center for Infrastructure Protection and Homeland Security (CIP/HS) at George Mason University. Her focus of policy research and analysis is critical infrastructure protection especially energy and water sector infrastructure and its associated political and security considerations. Tehreem earned a Master’s in Public Policy degree at Mason’s School of Policy, Government and International Affairs in 2016 and a Master’s in Political Management from the George Washington University in 2011. Before coming to the United States, she completed a Bachelor of Science (Honors) degree in Computer Science from the University of Punjab, Pakistan.

Tehreem has 9 + year experience in public sector in policy, academia and communications based out of Pakistan, United States, and Turkey. She has led research, analysis and advocacy in South Asia, North America, the Middle East, and Europe. The range of her experience goes from grassroots political organization, senior policy dialogue coordination, critical infrastructure protection and global energy and water security policy focused on training and education for senior leaders from industry and government. On behalf of CIP/HS, Tehreem is leading projects to deliver energy sector critical infrastructure workshops on cyber security, risk assessment, resilience, and incident response management in partnership with leading academic institutions in Turkey. Tehreem also gives lectures at NATO Center of Excellence Defence Against Terrorism on the matters of international security. She contributes scholarly articles on the regional and international security and is also the editor of the GMU’s CIP Report. She has taken executive level courses on leadership, governance and international humanitarian law at Oxford University, UK and National School of Public Policy in Pakistan. She has managed and led numerous conferences on education, energy, defense, conflict resolution and civic engagement at noteworthy multilateral forums. In 2013, she was invited at the World Bank and the IMF Annual Meetings as a civil society representative and gender specialist from Pakistan.

Tehreem has a strong track record in leading multi-cultural, cross-functional and geographically dispersed teams. She is a passion driven professional with high integrity and commitment to public service. Through her association with the National Prayer Breakfast, she is engaged in efforts to increase world peace and interfaith harmony and joins world leaders and scholars in prayer for those who are experiencing persecution and death, as result of their faith, gender, or race.