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Jana Robinson Named PSSI’S Space Security Program Director

01.07.2015

Ms. Jana Robinson, who joined PSSI in April 2015 as a Senior Fellow, has been named Director of PSSI’s Space Security Program with responsibility for all activities related to this Program. She has been intimately involved in this PSSI priority program since its inception in 2010, including the organization of its two large international conferences on this subject in June 2011 in Prague and October 2013 in Tokyo.

Ms. Robinson is especially qualified to assume these responsibilities, given a career in space security that has spanned some 10 years. She did her second Master’s Degree on this subject and Asian affairs at the prestigious Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University in the United States. This was followed by entry into the Summer School Program of International Space University at the NASA’s Ames Research Center in Mountain View California in 2009, on a partial scholarship from the European Space Agency (ESA).

Later, she headed the Space Security Research Program at the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI), the premier think tank of the European Space Agency, for some three and a half years. She then assumed the position of Space Policy Officer in the area of Space Security at the EU’s European External Action Service (EEAS). Ms. Robinson also served for about a year as a Space Security Advisor to the Czech Foreign Ministry, seconded to the EEAS.

Her bio is available here

PSSI Held a Closed Roundtable on Unconventional Threats to Europe’s Space Operations

18.05.2018

On May 18, 2018, PSSI convened in Prague a closed roundtable entitled “Responding to Unconventional Threats to Europe’s Space Operation”. The event discussed challenges related to what we termed “space hybrid operations”, ... more »

PSSI, Charles University’s Institute of Political Studies, and American Center Organized a Public Lecture on Space Security

18.05.2018

PSSI was delighted to welcome on May 18, 2018, Dr. Kai-Uwe Schrogl, Chief Strategy Officer at the European Space Agency (ESA) as the guest lecturer at the Space Security Course accredited within the Charles University’s Master’s Degree in ... more »

PSSI is launching a new project focusing on China

17.05.2018

PSSI is pleased to announce the launch of its newest project - Comparative Analysis of the  Approach Towards China: V4+ and One Belt One Road (OBOR). China's charm offensive across the Visegrad region and the Balkans has been unprecedented ... more »

PSSI to hold a public lecture on space security (May 18, 2018)

10.05.2018

PSSI and Charles University’s Institute of Political Studies, in collaboration with the American Center, will hold a public lecture on space security.  Chief Strategy Officer of the European Space Agency (ESA) Kai-Uwe Schrogl ... more »

PSSI has launched a new project: "Western Balkans at the Crossroads: Assessing Non-Democratic External Influence Activities"

07.05.2018

The project will seek to identify, analyze and publicize Russian, Chinese, Turkish, and Gulf State influence activities and sharp power in the Balkans. PSSI will specifically focus on malign foreign influence in five post-Yugoslav and not-EU ... more »

Dr. Martina Šmuclerová Joins PSSI

04.05.2018

PSSI is pleased to announce that Dr. Martina Šmuclerová, a former diplomat and international lawyer at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, has joined the Institute as a Senior Fellow. Dr. Šmuclerová will ... more »