Alliance 21 Fellow, United States Studies Centre
Anthony Wicht is the United States Studies Centre’s Alliance 21 Fellow based in Washington DC. He focuses on the future of the space sector and implications for the Australia-US space relationship. He 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 Government. Anthony 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.
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