Naomi Egel recently completed her PhD from the Government Department at Cornell University. Her research examines the politics of multilateral weapons governance. Using a mixed methods approach, she assess why states pursue multilateral agreements to govern various weapons, and how their motivations for doing so affect the process and outcome of negotiations. More broadly, her research analyzes how different actors shape and contest multilateral security negotiations, how they frame weapons in different ways, and how power is exercised and contested in such negotiations.
Previously, Naomi was a Hans J. Morgenthau (nonresident) fellow at the University of Notre Dame and the inaugural Janne Nolan nuclear security visiting fellow at the Truman Center for National Policy. She has also been a visiting fellow at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies (IHEID) in Geneva, Switzerland. Before starting my PhD, she was a research associate for International Institutions and Global Governance at the Council on Foreign Relations.