Dr. Deganit Paikowsky is an expert on International Relations with a unique focus, and first-hand experience in the interface between world politics and technology. She is a Non-resident Scholar at the Space Policy Institute, George Washington University and also lectures at the Graduate program for Security and Diplomacy Studies at Tel Aviv University. Dr. Paikowsky is known for developing the field of space policy research in Israel. She also made an important contribution to the development of Israel's civil space policy. She is the author of "The Power of the Space Club", by Cambridge University Press, and was recently elected as Vice President of the International Astronautical Federation.