Deepti Choubey

Deepti Choubey is no longer with NTI. She was Senior Director for Nuclear and Bio-Security at the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) until mid-2014. She co-led the Global Dialogue on Nuclear Security Priorities and the inaugural 2012 NTI Nuclear Materials Security Index. She had multiple responsibilities including developing NTI's nuclear security work, identifying opportunities for reducing nuclear dangers in South Asia and assessing opportunities related to bio-security issues.

Before joining NTI, she served as deputy director of the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace from 2006 to 2010 where her policy analysis and publications focused on the calculations of non–nuclear-weapon states, U.S. nonproliferation and disarmament policies, the NPT regime, U.S. nuclear security spending, Iran’s nuclear ambitions, the U.S.–India civilian nuclear cooperation deal, and prospects for the comprehensive test ban treaty.

Earlier, she was director of the Peace and Security Initiative for the Ploughshares Fund. She also worked for Ambassador Nancy Soderberg at the International Crisis Group and in the private sector for several years as a strategy consultant. 

Choubey holds a master's degree in international affairs, with a focus on South Asia security policy, from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs. She also became a foreign language and area studies fellow in Hindi and Urdu and an international affairs fellow at Columbia. She has a bachelor's degree in government from Harvard University.

Choubey is a term member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She is also a former executive board member of Women in International Security and of the Harvard Women's Leadership Project Alumni Network.


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