Diana Othman

Fulbright US-ASEAN Visiting Scholar

Diana Othman is a researcher at the Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies (SHHBIDSS), Ministry of Defence, Brunei Darussalam. In SHHBIDSS, her areas of research focus on Non-Traditional Security, specifically on Disarmament and Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR), and Economics Security issues including Energy Security and Food Security. As a Fulbright US-ASEAN Visiting Scholar, Diana is currently exploring the implications of the US Indo-Pacific Strategy to the Southeast Asia region, under the lens of non-traditional security, to come up with sound policy advices for her stakeholders.

Diana began her career in the Ministry of Defence in 2006 and has since then garnered experience in various offices such as the Directorate of Intelligence and Directorate of Defence Policy. In 2008, Diana was appointed as Assistant Defence Attaché at the Embassy of Brunei Darussalam in the Republic of Philippines. She has also represented Brunei Darussalam as First Committee member for the United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) in 2012.

Diana has a BSc Econs in Economics from Cardiff University, UK, and a Masters in Public Policy from Universiti Brunei Darussalam, where she also undertook the Executive Public Policy for Internationals Program in University of California Berkeley, US and the Washington, DC Public Management Seminar at the University of Maryland (US).


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  • B.Sc. Cardiff University (UK)
  • Masters in Public Policy, Universiti Brunei Darussalam