Naazneen Barma
BTG, Director
Assistant Professor, Department of National Security Affairs, Naval Postgraduate School


Naazneen H. Barma is Assistant Professor of National Security Affairs at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California. Her research and teaching focus on the political economy of development, international interventions in post-conflict states, and natural resource governance, with a regional specialization in East Asia and the Pacific. Prior to joining the faculty at NPS, Dr. Barma was a Young Professional and Public Sector Specialist at the World Bank, where she conducted political economy analysis and worked on operational dimensions of governance and institutional reform in the East Asia Pacific Region. She has over fifteen years of full-time and consulting experience with the World Bank and other aid agencies.

Dr. Barma received her PhD (2007) and MA (2002) in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley. For her dissertation project, she won a Jennings Randolph Peace Scholarship from the United States Institute of Peace. She earned both her BA (1996) in International Relations and Economics and her MA (1997) in International Policy Studies from Stanford University.


Peacebuilding, Political Economy of Development, Natural Resources, Southeast Asia

Selected Scholarly Publications