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  • Joanna Spear

    Visiting Fellow
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    Dr Joanna (Jo) Spear is an Associate Professor of International Affairs and Director of the Security Policy Studies Program at the George Washington University, Washington, DC.  She was also the Founder Director of the Department of Defense sponsored National Security Studies Program at George Washington University. She is also an Associate Fellow at Chatham House, London. She was previously a Senior Lecturer in the Department of War Studies, King’s College London, where she also ran the PhD program.

    Dr. Spear completed her doctoral work at Southampton University and her post-doctoral work at Harvard University.  She has published widely; most recently publishing Security and Development in Global Politics: A Critical Comparison Georgetown University Press, 2012, co-edited with Paul D. Williams.

    At IDSA she will be working on a book provisionally entitled More Than Guns and Bombs: The International Defence Trade in the 21st Century, for the Brookings Institution and writing a paper for IDSA on “The promise and problems of defence offsets for India.”  After she leaves IDSA she will join the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) in London for the remainder of her sabbatical.