Dr. Namrata Goswami

Independent Scholar on International Relations

Dr. Namrata Goswami is an independent scholar on space policy, great power politics, and ethnic conflicts. She has been a subject matter expert in international affairs with the Futures Laboratory, Alabama, USA and guest lecturer, India Today Class, Emory University. After earning her Ph.D. in international relations from Jawaharlal Nehru University, she served for nearly a decade as Research Fellow at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), New Delhi, working on ethnic conflicts in India’s Northeast and China-India border conflict. 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 as a Jennings-Randolph Senior Fellow at the United States Institute of Peace (USIP), Washington D.C. and was awarded a Fulbright-Nehru Senior Fellowship that same year. Shortly after relocating to the U.S, she established her own strategy and policy consultancy in 2016. In 2016-2017, 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 2017, she was awarded a contract with Joint Special Forces University (JSOU) to write a monograph on ISIS in Asia. In April 2019, Dr. Goswami testified before the U.S-China Economic and Security Review Commission on China’s space program. Dr. Goswami is a Resource Person for the George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies NATO Partnership for Peace Consortium (PfPC) ‘Emerging Security Challenges Working Group.’ In 2013, 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 (APCSS). Her book on The Naga Ethnic Movement for a Separate Homeland Stories from the Field, was published by Oxford University Press in March 2020. Her co-authored book on Scramble for the Skies: The Great Power Competition to Control the Resources of Outer Space is out on October 15, 2020, published by Lexington Press, an imprint of Rowman and Littlefield. She is currently working on another academic book project on China’s Grand Strategy and Nations of Territoriality. She has published widely to include The Diplomat, the Economic Times, the Hindu, The Washington Post, Ad Astra, Asia Policy, Live Encounters Magazine, Cairo Review, Texas National Security Review, Strategic Studies Quarterly, Small Wars & Insurgencies, Asia Times, Asia Policy. Her research work on space and China has been quoted in The New York Times, The London Times, The Wall Street Journal, South China Morning Post, The Sydney Herald Tribune, Global Times, Politico, the Sentinel, the Baltimore Sun, to name a few.