Namrata Goswami

Analyst & Author
Independent Consultancy

Dr. Namrata Goswami is an independent strategic analyst, author and consultant on space policy, great power politics, and ethnic conflicts. After earning her Ph.D. in international relations, she served for nearly a decade as Research Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi. Her research and expertise generated opportunities for collaborations abroad, and she accepted visiting fellowships at the Peace Research Institute, Oslo, Norway; the La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia; and the University of Heidelberg, Germany. In 2012, she was selected to serve as a Jennings-Randolph Senior Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), Washington D.C. She was also awarded a Fulbright-Nehru Senior Fellowship that same year.

Shortly after establishing her own strategy and policy consultancy in 2016 after relocating to the U.S., she won the prestigious MINERVA grant awarded by the Office of the U.S. Secretary of Defense (OSD) to study great power competition in the grey zone of outer space. In April 2019, Dr. Goswami testified before the U.S-China Economic and Security Review Commission on China’s space program. With expertise in international relations, ethnic conflicts, counter insurgency, wargaming, scenario building, and conflict resolution, she has been asked to consult for audiences across the globe, from academia to policy-makers. She was the first representative from South Asia chosen to participate in the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies NATO Partnership for Peace Consortium (PfPC) ‘Emerging Security Challenges Working Group.’ She received the Executive Leadership Certificate sponsored by the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, National Defense University (NDU), and the Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies. Currently, she is working on a book on “Great Power Space Resource Ambitions in Outer-Space” to be published by Lexington Press.

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