Mariel Borowitz

Assistant Professor

Member Of:
  • School of International Affairs
  • Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy
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Mariel Borowitz is an Assistant Professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Tech. Her research deals with international space policy issues, primarily international cooperation in Earth observing satellites, and satellite data sharing policies. She also looks at international trends in commercial remote sensing and civil-military interactions in remote sensing technology and data. Her research interests extend to human space exploration strategy and developments in space security and space situational awareness. Dr. Borowitz earned a PhD in Public Policy at the University of Maryland and a Masters degree in International Science and Technology Policy from the George Washington University. She has a Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she also earned a minor in Applied International Studies. Dr. Borowitz is currently on detail at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC through Fall 2018.

  • PhD, University of Maryland, School of Public Policy
  • MA, George Washington University, Elliott School of International Affairs, Space Policy Institute
  • SB, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Aeronautics and Astronautics, Minor in Applied International Studies
Awards and
  • Georgia Tech Teaching Fellowship Mentor Award, GTRC Strategic Grant, 2017
  • Research Honorarium, Program on Strategic Stability Evaluation (POSSE), 2016
  • European Commission Travel Grant to attend “The Climate Symposium 2014” in Darmstadt, Germany, 2014
  • Yamamoto Fund, University of Maryland Center for International Security Studies at Maryland (CISSM), 2013
Areas of
  • Space, Satellites, Earth Observations, Space Policy, Climate, Remote Sensing, Human Space, Explo
Research Fields:
  • Emerging Technology and Security
  • Information Security and Critical Infrastructure Protection
  • Science and Technology
  • INTA-2010: Empirical Methods
  • INTA-2040: Sci,Tech & Int'l Affairs
  • INTA-3043: Space Policy
  • INTA-4050: Int'l Affair&Tech Policy
  • INTA-4742: Mod, Sim&Military Gaming
  • INTA-6742: Mod, Sim&Military Gaming
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