Magilton named Scowcroft National Security Fellow

13 Sep 2023    

Elsbeth Magilton

Elsbeth Magilton, '11, has been named a Scowcroft National Security Fellow at the Eisenhower Center for Space and Defense in the U.S. Air Force Academy for the 2023-2024 academic year. At the College of Law, Magilton serves as the Director of Externships, Executive Director of the Space, Cyber, and Telecommunications Law programs, and Adjunct Professor of Law at the College of Law.

The Eisenhower Center provides students and faculty with unique opportunities to participate in research and policy discussions on the future of American security through first-hand contact with senior leaders and experts in the military, civilian government, and private sector from the United States and major space-faring nations. Building on this foundation, the Eisenhower Center examines challenges to America’s national security across other frontiers of technology development to include cyber security and developments in hypersonic delivery vehicles.

Magilton's work relating to the fellowship will center on drawing analogies between space law and the international nuclear regime to develop concepts for innovative legal instruments that could bridge the gap for aging and weakening agreements. She will visit the Academy in the fall and spring to guest lecture in several courses and attend conferences.