Global Challenges and Opportunities: Space and Foreign Policy with Mariel Borowitz

Global Challenges and Opportunities: Mariel Borowitz

Posted October 18, 2021

Mariel Borowitz, associate professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs, talked about today's problems relating to space and foreign policy, as well as her research in the field.

She discussed debris in space, or "space junk," that could cause potential collisions and interfere with satellites that are used in day-to-day life. She then went on to talk about how some of these satellites are collecting environmental data that could help direct action on climate change, but only if those commanding them agree to share the data.

Borowitz also discussed the importance of studying the scientific aspects of space alongside the humanistic, policy-oriented ones.

"When you're talking about space, you've got to have that technical element; you've got to understand and appreciate how that affects what policy challenges we're going to have, and also how we can go about solving some of those," Borowitz said.

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