Stephanie Neuman is the Director of the Comparative Defense Studies Program and a Senior Research Scholar at the Arnold A. Saltzman Institute of War and Peace Studies at Columbia University. She is also an Adjunct Professor in the School of International and Public Affairs. Neuman specializes in third world security issues. Her research interests include war and conflict in the third world, defense planning and security policies of third world countries, the politics of defense industrial production and the international arms trade.
Neuman has taught at both the United States Military Academy and the New School for Social Research and has served as a Senior Fulbright Research Scholar in Sweden. She has also worked as a consultant for the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development. Neuman has participated in study groups on the defense industry and arms control and trade for both the Council on Foreign Relations and the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Until recently, she served as Chair of the Editorial Advisory Board of International Studies Perspective.