The United States Studies Centre (USSC) at the University of Sydney has announced Anthony Wicht as a new Alliance 21 fellow, based in Washington DC. Anthony's focus during his time in the United States will be on the future of the space sector and implications for the Australia-US space relationship.
The Alliance 21 Fellowship was established by the USSC, the PerthUSAsia Centre and the US State Department to foster policy-oriented learning between the United States and Australia.
Anthony is an engineer and lawyer with experience in complex aerospace systems and the policy and organisational frameworks that underpin them. Anthony co-authored Australia’s most recent space policy (Australia’s Satellite Utilisation Policy”) while in the Australian Federal Government.
He was also Australia’s representative to the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, where he led an expert group preparing ‘rules of the road’ for conduct in space.
Anthony holds a Masters in Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering from MIT and undergraduate degrees in Engineering and Law from the University of New South Wales. He has undertaken additional research in space innovation at George Washington University and lectured on the space sector at Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology in Moscow. He has published in Space Policy, the Defence Acquisition Review Journal, and the Journal of Spacecraft and Rockets.
You can read Anthony's first piece of analysis for the Centre, looking at what role Australia’s space agency should play, here.
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