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Miruna Barnoschi

Miruna Barnoschi

IBEI Fellow


Miruna Barnoschi is a Fellow in International Security at IBEI. Before joining IBEI, she finished her PhD in Political Science and an ad hoc MS in Statistics at Northwestern University. An interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary scholar, she also holds a MA in Philosophy from the University of Virginia and received a BA in International Relations and a BA in Classics and Philosophy from the University of Southern California. After reaching PhD candidacy, she became a lecturer at Northwestern University, teaching an advanced course in National Security, and a lecturer at DePaul University, teaching an Introduction to International Relations course. Beyond academia, she has experience as an Intelligence Analyst in the private sector, doing global security and political risk analysis.

Miruna’s primary field is International Relations and her research and teaching focuses on the intersection of international security, international organizations, and international law and ethics. Her doctoral dissertation research examined United Nations interventions in conflict, while her research more generally looks at how international security institutions intervene in crises contexts. She recently authored a chapter on international counterterrorism regime complexity for inclusion in The Routledge Companion to Terrorism Studies: New Perspectives and Topics, which is forthcoming.

At IBEI, she is teaching courses on International Security and Research Methods.

Background and education

  • (2023) PhD in Political Science, Northwestern University
  • (2023) MS in Statistics, Northwestern University
  • (2019) MA in Political Science, Northwestern University
  • (2015) MA in Philosophy, University of Virginia
  • (2013) BA summa cum laude in International Relations, University of Southern California
  • (2013) BA summa cum laude in Classics and Philosophy, University of Southern California


  • 2018Dispute Resolution Research Center (DRRC) Grant, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.
  • 2017David Minar Memorial Summer Award, Department of Political Science, Northwestern University.
  • 2015Mellon Foundation Fellowship in Interdisciplinary Studies, The Graduate School, Northwestern University.

Professional memberships & affiliations

  • International Studies Association (ISA)
  • American Political Science Association (APSA)


Research interests

  • International Security
  • International Humanitarian Law
  • Terrorism and Conflicts
  • International Relations
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