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     Date Submitted:23-01-2019
     Last Modified:23-01-2019 (08:58)
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     Current job:Senior Research Associate
     Employment Term:Permanent
     Job location:Anywhere
     Date available:within 3months
     Industry:Civil Agencies/International Organizations
     KeywordsCommunications, writing, policy analysis, grant/proposal writing, public speaking, management, fund raising, lobbying

    In-depth knowledge of international security (arms control, export control, multilateral and regional treaty regimes), defense, telecommunications and space/cyber sectors. Experience working with large organizations, including the United Nations, International Telecommunication Union, and national ministries of defense and foreign affairs. Expertise in U.S. and international legal and regulatory regimes. Superior networking and written/oral communications skills, including management of communications strategies, outreach and conference planning. Fifteen years fundraising experience. 20 years journalism experience, as a reporter and editor.


    Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland (CISSM), College Park, MD. February 2015 to present.

                Senior Research Associate. Focusing on research/writing regarding space security, cyber security and governance issues surrounding disruptive technologies, with a particular emphasis on multilateral approaches and norm building. Responsible for outreach for CISSM’s space and cyber security initiatives. My work has included development and facilitation of scenario-based simulations for policy-makers; organization of workshops; briefings to Congress; and consultations with both U.S. and foreign government officials on issues related to multilateral governance of the space and cyber sectors, including activities at UN and other multilateral organizations.

    United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research, Geneva, Switzerland. January 2009 – January 2015

                Director. Responsible for: setting and steering the strategic vision, policies and activities of UNIDIR to support multilateral approaches to arms control, disarmament, peace and security; fundraising; marketing UNIDIR’s brand, products and projects; building relationships with governments, diplomats, international institutions, research institutes, civil society, donors, the media and other UN organizations and departments (ITU, UNDP, UNODA, OPCW, IAEA, UNICRI etc.); managing staff and finances; and working with senior UN management. Required: interfacing with senior diplomats from UN Member State missions, policy makers in foreign and defense ministries, and senior UN officials; in-depth knowledge of a wide range of international security issues and multilateral organizations; and strong diplomatic and communications skills. During my tenure, I launched a new UNIDIR program of work concentrating on Emerging Security Threats, including space, cyber, autonomous weapons and climate-induced conflict – serving as an expert consultant to the UN Groups of Governmental Experts on both space and cyber security. I also created and managed a team designing a new logo and overhauling the Institute’s web site, and instituted new types of research products, such as policy briefs, to more directly address the needs of global policy-makers.

    World Security Institute’s Center for Defense Information, Washington, DC.  March 2001 – December 2008

                From March 2001 to January 2002, Outreach Coordinator. Responsible for: re-branding the organization, including developing a new logo, website and media strategy. From 2002, Vice President/Director. Responsible for: strategic planning; congressional, U.S. government, military and international relations; fund-raising; high-level public and media outreach; staff management; and approval, coordination and editing of CDI’s research/analysis. From 2002-2008, Director of the Space Security Project. The project was of my own initiative and design, including developing a research strategy and staffing. Responsible for: project design and implementation, research, analysis, project activities, outreach and fundraising. Required: in-depth understanding of DoD planning and budgeting systems; knowledge of congressional oversight and budgeting mechanisms, Member positions and staff; U.S. and international space security policies and practices; and strong communication, networking and writing skills.

    British American Security Information Council, Washington, D.C.  May 2000 – March 2001

                Research Director. Responsible for: development and implementation of BASIC’s program of research and advocacy in nuclear and conventional arms control, European security and NATO affairs; managing staff in Washington and London; editing and writing reports and grant proposals; and public and media outreach.

    Defense News, Springfield, VA.  December 1988 - May 2000

                From December 1988 to August 1993, Brussels Bureau Chief. From September 1993, Senior Washington Reporter. From July 1996, International Editor. From July 1998, Editor.

    Inside Washington Publishers, Crystal City, VA.  August 1983 - December 1988

                Staff Writer/Editor. Inside EPA; Inside the Pentagon, Inside the Air Force and Electronic Combat Report.


    North Atlantic Assembly, Brussels, Belgium.                October 1982 – March 1983

    Office of Sen. John Glenn, D-Ohio, Washington, D.C.             April - August, 1981

    Awards and Associations:

    Association on Armed Violence, “Top 100 Influential People in Armed Violence Reduction,” 2013

    L.J. Hortin Distinguished Alumna Award, E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, Ohio University, 2009

    Sheridan High School Hall of Excellence Distinguished Alumna Award, 2011

    Founding member of the World Economic Forum’s Global Agenda Council on Space

    Member of the Research Advisory Group Internet Governance Cluster of the Global Commission on the Stability of Cyberspace.  


    Bachelor of Science in Journalism, magna cum laude, Ohio University, 1981

    Selected Publications:

    Future Security in Space: Charting a Cooperative Course, September 2004, CDI, Washington, D.C.

    “Debris, Traffic Management, and Weaponization: Opportunities for and Challenges to Cooperation in Space,” The Brown Journal of World Affairs, Fall/Winter 2007, Vol. XIV, Issue 1.

    “The Perfect Storm: International Reaction to the Bush National Space Policy,” High Frontier, March 2007, Vol. 3, No. 2.

    “Space Wars: Coming to the Sky Near You?, Scientific American, March 2008, Volume 298, Number 3.

    “Saving Space: Threat Proliferation and Mitigation,” 2009, International Commission on Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarmament.

    “The United Nations and its Efforts to Develop Treaties, Conventions or Guidelines to Address Key Space Issues including the De-Weaponization of Space and Orbital Debris,” in Pelton and Jakhu (eds), Space Safety Regulations and Standards, Elsevier, September 2010.

    “Preserving Freedom of Action in Space: Realizing the Potential and Limits of U.S. Spacepower,” co-authored with Michael Krepon and Michael Katz-Hyman, Chapter 6, Toward a Theory of Spacepower – Selected Essays, eds: Charles D. Lutz and Peter L. Hays, National Defense University Press, 2011.

    “Space Security-Relevant International Organizations: UN, ITU, ISO,” Handbook of Space Security, Springer Science and Business Media, New York, 2014.

    “Forwarding Multilateral Space Governance: Next Steps for the International Community,” University of Maryland’s Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland (CISSM), April 2015,

    “Toward a New National Security Space Strategy: Time for a Strategic Rebalancing,” co-authored with Joan Johnson-Freese, Atlantic Council Strategy Paper No. 5, Atlantic Council, June 2016,

    “International Cyber Security Information Sharing Agreements,” co-authored with Nilsu Goren, CISSM, Oct. 17, 2017,

    "Why the Empire Lost," Strategy Strikes Back: How Star Wars Explains Modern Military Conflict, Potomac Books, 2018,



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