Amanda Moodie

Research Fellow, Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction

Ms. Amanda Moodie is Director of the Program for Emerging Leaders and a Research Fellow at the National Defense University’s Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD Center) in Washington, DC. Her policy support at the Center focuses on the international legal regimes that regulate the proliferation of chemical and biological weapons. She regularly serves as a member of the U.S. delegation to meetings of the states parties of the Biological Weapons Convention. In 2016, she completed a detail with the Biological Policy Staff at the Department of State. Other research interests include the history of biological and chemical warfare, the relationship between nonproliferation treaties and norms, and compliance and enforcement of chemical and biological weapons law.

Ms. Moodie joined the WMD Center in 2014. Prior to joining NDU, she worked as a research associate at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, where she supported the International Organizations and Nonproliferation Program. She has also worked in support of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency's International Counterproliferation Program, and at Booz Allen Hamilton and the Washington office of the International Institute for Strategic Studies. She holds an M.A. in Law and Diplomacy from the Fletcher School at Tufts University and B.A. degrees in Political Science and English from Duke University.



  • Justin Anderson and Amanda Moodie, “Weapons of Mass Destruction.” In Oxford Bibliographies in International Relations. Ed. Patrick James. New York: Oxford University Press, 29 November 2017.
  • Amanda Moodie, "In Good Health? The Biological Weapons Convention and the "Medicalization" of Security," The Nonproliferation Review, 22.1, November 2015.