Dr. Jana Robinson

Dr. Jana Robinson became Managing Director of the Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI) in April 2020. She also serves as PSSI’s Space Security Program Director, a post she assumed in 2014. She previously held the position of a Space Policy Officer at the European External Action Service (EEAS) in Brussels as well as a Space Security Advisor to the Czech Foreign Ministry. From 2009 to 2013, Ms. Robinson worked at the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI), seconded from the European Space Agency (ESA), leading the Institute’s Space Security Research Programme. Ms. Robinson is an elected member of the International Institute of Space Law (IISL) and the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA). She is also a member of the Advisory Board of the George C. Marshall Missile Defense Project of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C. Ms. Robinson holds a PhD in the field of space security from the Charles University’s Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute of Political Studies and received two MA degrees, from George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs and Palacky University in Olomouc, respectively. She received scholarships to attend the International Space University’s (ISU) 2009 Space Studies Program (SSP09), the 2008 Summer Training Course at the National Taiwan Normal University in Taipei, and a one-year course of study at Shanghai University 1999-2000.

E-mail: jrobinson at pssi.cz

 

Recent Publications:

Robinson, Jana et al. Europe’s Preparedness to Respond to Space Hybrid Operations, Prague Security Studies Institute (July 2018). Available at: http://www.pssi.cz/download/docs/600_report-on-space-hybrid-operations.pdf

Robinson, Jana. “Cross-Domain Responses to Space Hybrid Provocations via Economic and Financial Statecraft”, USSTRATCOM 2018 Deterrence and Assurance Academic Alliance Conference (March 16, 2018).
Available at: pssi.cz/download/docs/552_paper-2018-deterrence-and-assurance-conf-final.pdf


Robinson, Jana. “Deterring Chinese and Russian Space Hybrid Warfare by Economic and Financial Means,” The Space Review (September 18, 2017).
Available at:  http://www.thespacereview.com/article/3331/1 
 

Robinson, Jana. “Global Assessment: Is the World Ready for Space Security to Go ‘Live’?” in 2016 Space Security Index (SSI) Report, edited by Jessica West, 121-125. Ontario: Project Ploughshares, October 2016.

 

Robinson, Jana. “Crisis in Space: Are We Ready for a Service Disruption?”, The Ploughshares Monitor 37/3 (Autumn 2016), available here: http://ploughshares.ca/pl_publications/a-crisis-in-outer-space/

 

Robinson, Jana “Governance Challenges at the Intersection of Space and Cyber Security,” The Space Review (February 15, 2016)

 

Robinson, Jana. “Space Transparency and Confidence-Building Measures.” In Handbook of Space Security: Policies, Applications and Programs, edited by Kai-Uwe Schrogl, Peter L. Hays, Jana Robinson, Denis Moura and Christina Giannopapa, 291-298. New York, Heidelberg, Dordrecht, London: Springer, 2015.

 

Robinson, Jana. “U.S. Space Security and Allied Outreach.” In Handbook of Space Security: Policies, Applications and Programs, edited by Kai-Uwe Schrogl, Peter L. Hays, Jana Robinson, Denis Moura and Christina Giannopapa, 325-336. New York, Heidelberg, Dordrecht, London: Springer, 2015.

 

Robinson, Jana. “Space Security Policies and Strategies of States and International Organizations.” In Handbook of Space Security: Policies, Applications and Programs, edited by Kai-Uwe Schrogl, Peter L. Hays, Jana Robinson, Denis Moura and Christina Giannopapa, 301-308. New York, Heidelberg, Dordrecht, London: Springer, 2015.

 

Jana Robinson and Frank Asbeck, “Europe’s Space Security Contingencies and Preparedness.” In European Autonomy in Space, edited by Cenan El-Akabi (Geneva: Springer International Publishing, 2014), 105-112.

 

Robinson, Jana and Michael Romancov, “The European Union and Space: Opportunities and Risks,” EU Nonproliferation Consortium: Non-Proliferation Paper 37 (January 2014): 1-10 

 

Robinson, Jana and Michael Romancov, “Space Crisis Management: Filling the Gaps,“ Space and Defense Journal of the United States Air Force Academy 6:1 (Fall 2012): 35-47

 

Robinson, Jana and Fabien Evrard, “Status of Europe’s Space Cooperation with Asia,” European Space Policy Institute 61 (July 2012)

 

Robinson, Jana and Vladimir Silhan, “Securing Outer Space: A Major Global Challenge,” The Science for Population Protection 1 (2012)