Curie Maharani Savitri, Ph.D.

About Curie

Curie is an observer of issues on defense procurement and industrial policy, offset, arms proliferation, and technology indigenization. Currently she is a lecturer for the streaming of Conflict and Security Studies at Binus University. She received her Ph.D. in Defense Management and Leadership from Cranfield University in 2016. Previously, she received cum laude in her master’s study at Institut Teknologi Bandung, majoring in Defense Management, in 2007, and her bachelor’s degree at Universitas Indonesia, majoring in International Relations, in 2002. Prior to joining Binus, Curie had been actively working on issues of defense management with the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Indonesia, National Development Planning Agency (Bappenas), and S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies.

Research Interest

  • Defence procurement and industrial policy
  • Offset
  • Arms proliferation
  • Technology indigenization



  • Scholarship from Cranfield University to pursue PhD, 2009-2015
  • Overall Best Student, first cohort of Masters in Defence Studies, Institute Technology Bandung (on scholarship from United Kingdom), 2007
  • Most Outstanding Student in the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Indonesia, 2000
  • Rank 5th The Most Outstanding Student in University of Indonesia, 2000
  • Winner of Governor DKI Jakarta’s Trophy, inter-varsity debate at the 2000 International Relations Students Gathering in Jakarta, 2000