Mariel Borowitz

Associate Professor

Member Of:
  • School of International Affairs
  • Center for International Strategy, Technology, and Policy
Office Location:
Habersham 318
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Mariel Borowitz is an Associate Professor in the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at Georgia Tech. Her research deals with international space policy issues, including international cooperation in Earth observing satellites and satellite data sharing policies. She also focuses on 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. Dr. Borowitz completed a detail as a policy analyst for the Science Mission Directorate at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC from 2016 to 2018. Her book, “Open Space: The Global Effort for Open Access to Environmental Satellite Data,” was published by MIT Press in 2017.

  • 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


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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