Dr. Mariel Borowtiz
ACIR Hosted:
Dr. Mariel Borowtiz
"U.S. Space Policy and National Security."
Date: December 05, 2018
Venue: Capital City Club - Downtown
Atlanta, Georgia.

ACIR was honored to host Dr. Mariel Borowtiz who spoke on the topic, "U.S. Space Policy and National Security."
At present the United States is reliant on Russian rocket engines to launch our reconnaissance satellites. Not only does this reliance have direct implications for our national security launch capabilities, it also means we are funding Russian space and missile technology, while we could be investing in U.S.-based jobs and the defense industrial base. The U.S. needs an innovate, resilient, and economical way to assure space access, particularly for military and government launch programs.
The National Defense Strategy Commission reported that our military superiority has "eroded to a dangerous degree" and could suffer “unacceptably high casualties and loss of major capital assets in its next conflict". It says, “it might struggle to win, or perhaps lose, a war against China or Russia”.

About Dr. Mariel Borowitz
Dr. Borowitz recently returned to the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at the Georgia Institute of Technology after serving a one-year detail at NASA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Her research deals with international space policy issues, primarily international cooperation in Earth observing satellites, and satellite data sharing policies. She also looks at international trends in commercial remote sensing and civil-military interactions in remote sensing technology and data. Her research interests extend to human space exploration strategy and developments in space security and space situational awareness.
Dr. Borowitz earned a PhD in public policy at the University of Maryland and a master's degree in international science and technology policy from the George Washington University. She has a bachelor of science degree in aerospace engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she also earned a minor in Applied International Studies.
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