Dr. Deganit Paikowsky holds a Ph.D. in political science from Tel Aviv University. Her research examines the interconnections between technology, policy and international relations with a unique focus on space policy and security. In her dissertation, she explored the role of nation-state clubs in world politics using the case study of the space club. Her research at the ICRC focuses on the interrelations of strategies of nuclear, space and cyber technologies. Dr. Paikowsky is a senior researcher at the Yuval Neeman Workshop for Science, Technology and Security at Tel Aviv University. She is also a post-doctoral fellow at the Leonard Davis Institute for International Relations, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, She is a research associate at the George Washington University Space Policy Institute. Since 2012, she serves as a consultant to the space committee of Israel’s National Council for Research and Development. In this position she leads strategic planning relating to space policy, R&D and regulation at the national level.