Negeen Pegahi, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor Strategic and Operational Research Department
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Pegahi directs the Mahan Scholars advanced research program, which studies questions of strategic deterrence, nuclear proliferation and U.S. nuclear policy. She also co-teaches the college's special operations elective sequence. Her research interests center on the strategic uses and limitations of tools at the two ends of the conflict spectrum.

Areas of Expertise

  • Afghanistan
  • Deterrence
  • International Relations
  • Nuclear
  • Pakistan
  • Special Operations

Professional Highlights


Director, Mahan Scholars Research Program, US Naval War College


Strategic Advisor, Special Operations Joint Task Force, Afghanistan


Assistant Professor, National Security Affairs, US Naval War College


Pre-Doctoral Fellow, Belfer Center, Harvard University


Ph.D., University of Chicago, Political Science

M.A., University of Chicago, Political Science

B.A., Williams College, Political Science and Chinese

News, Media, & Events


Naval War College holds CPO Pinning Ceremony

Sep. 17, 2018
News Publication

23rd International Seapower Symposium

Sep. 18, 2018
8:00 a.m.
U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

Inspiration in the Wake of Hurricane Florence

Sep. 18, 2018
U.S. Naval Institute Blog
Article Publication

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