Senior Director for Nuclear and Bio-Security
Deepti Choubey brings a breadth of experience in research, policy analysis and commentary on global nonproliferation, disarmament and security issues. She has multiple responsibilities at the Nuclear Threat Initiative: Developing NTI's nuclear security work, identifying opportunities for reducing nuclear dangers in South Asia and assessing opportunities for NTI to further contribute to bio-security issues.
Before joining NTI, Choubey was deputy director of the Nuclear Policy Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. There, she was responsible for establishing strategic priorities for the program, conducting research, generating policy analysis and leading the signature Carnegie International Nuclear Policy Conference.
Earlier, Choubey was director of the Peace and Security Initiative (PSI) for the Ploughshares Fund. The PSI is a network of more than 160 think tanks, advocacy organizations, grassroots groups, and funders working together to increase their capacity to influence U.S. national security policies. Before joining Ploughshares, Choubey worked for Ambassador Nancy Soderberg at the International Crisis Group. In her career, she has provided analysis for media outlets ranging from National Public Radio and BBC to CNN and MSNBC. Her articles have been published in the Washington Post and the Los Angeles Times, among others.
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 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.