Bajema, Natasha E.

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


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Areas of Expertise: Countering WMD; Deterrence; Nuclear Policy

Dr. Natasha E. Bajema joined the Center for the Study of Weapons of Mass Destruction in October 2008. Dr. Bajema currently co-teaches an elective course entitled Through the Film-maker’s Lens: Contemporary Issues in Combating Weapons of mass destruction and conducts research on global threat reduction programs. From 2010 to 2013, Dr. Bajema held a long-term detail assignment serving in various capacities in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Acquisitions, Technology and Logistics, Nuclear, Chemical and Biological Defense Programs and in Defense Nuclear Nonproliferation at Department of Energy’s National Nuclear Security Administration.

Prior to joining the Center, Dr. Bajema was a Research Associate at the Center on International Cooperation at New York University, where she supported research staff of the High-Level Panel on Threats, Challenges and Change established by the UN Secretary-General. She has also served as a Junior Political Officer in the Weapons of Mass Destruction Branch of the Department for Disarmament Affairs at the United Nations. Her publications include two co-edited volumes entitled Terrorism and Counterterrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction and Terrorism, both of which were published by McGraw Hill. She holds an M.A. in international policy from the Monterey Institute of International Studies and a PhD in international relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.