Dr. Natasha Bajema
Director, The Converging Risks Lab
Dr. Natasha Bajema is the Director of the Converging Risks Lab at the Council on Strategic Risks. She is also the Founder and CEO of Nuclear Spin Cycle, LLC, a consulting firm specializing in national security, entertainment, and publishing. She has been an expert on national security issues for over 20 years, specializing in weapons of mass destruction (WMD), nuclear proliferation, terrorism, and emerging technologies. For over ten years, Natasha worked for the National Defense University where she spent three years on detail advising senior leaders at the Pentagon, taught an elective course to senior military officers on WMD and film, and led Emergence and Convergence, a multi-year initiative on the impact of emerging technologies on WMD. Natasha is a published fiction author and writes a science fiction mystery series called the Lara Kingsley Series. Natasha is the host of the Authors of Mass Destruction Podcast, which helps writers tell amazing stories while getting the technical details right on WMD and emerging technologies. Natasha holds a M.A. in international policy from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies and a Ph.D. in international relations from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.