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Laura Grego

Senior Scientist, Global Security Program
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Dr. Laura Grego focuses on the technology and policy implications of space weapons and is primarily concerned with safeguarding the secure and equitable use of space. She is the co-author of Securing the Skies and The Physics of Space Security, and her essay, “Security in Space” appeared in the Winter 2011-12 issue of Asian Perspective. She also is the author or co-author of more than 20 peer-reviewed, published papers on a range of topics.

Since joining UCS in September 2002, she has been cited by Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, New Scientist, New York Times, Washington Post and USA Today, and has appeared on Fox News, the Discovery Channel and NPR. She also has testified before Congress and addressed the United Nations Conference on Disarmament on space security issues.

Before joining UCS, Grego was a postdoctoral researcher at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. She earned a doctorate degree in experimental physics at the California Institute of Technology and a bachelor of science degree in physics and astronomy at the University of Michigan.

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