My research focuses on international institutions and international security. Specifically, I am interested in the dynamics of multilateral arms control, nonproliferation, and disarmament initiatives, and how actors involved in such initiatives understand the issues over which they negotiate. I am also interested in the implications of efforts to reframe traditional security issues as humanitarian issues. More broadly, my research examines how international institutions adapt to changing global conditions.


Patrick, Stewart and Naomi Egel. “The IEA’s Hybrid Model.” Foreign Affairs. August 9, 2016.

Egel, Naomi, Bethany Goldblum, and Erika Suzuki. “A Novel Framework for Safeguarding Naval Nuclear Material.” The Nonproliferation Review. Vol. 22, no. 2. January 2016.

Mount, Adam and Naomi Egel. “A Constructive Ban-the-Bomb Movement.” Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. April 23, 2015.

Patrick, Stewart and Naomi Egel. “Economic Coalition of the Willing: the OECD Reinvents Itself.” Foreign Affairs. March 11, 2015.