Dr. Joan Johnson-Freese has been a Professor of National Security Affairs at the Naval War College since August 2002. Previously, she taught at the Asia Pacific Center for Security Studies in Honolulu, HI, the Air War College in Montgomery, AL, and was Director of the Center for Space Policy & Law at the University of Central Florida. Within the realm of international and national security studies, Dr. Johnson-Freese focuses her research and writing on space security issues, including technology transfer and export, missile defense, transparency, space and development, transformation, and globalization. Her book publications include: Heavenly Ambitions: America’s Quest to Dominate Space 2009; Space As A Strategic Asset, 2007; The Chinese Space Program: A Mystery Within a Maze, 1998; Space: The Dormant Frontier, Changing the Space Paradigm for the 21st Century, 1997; The Prestige Trap: A Comparative Study of the US, European and Japanese Space Programs, with Roger Handberg, 1994; Over the Pacific: Japanese Space Policy Into the 21st Century, 1993; and Changing Patterns of International Cooperation in Space, 1990. Articles written by Dr. Johnson-Freese have been published in such journals as Joint Forces Quarterly, Nature, Space Policy, Issues in Science & Technology and The Nonproliferation Review. She is on the Advisory Committee of the Secure World Foundation, a Fellow of the International Academy of Astronautics; a member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies; on the Space Studies Board of the National Research Council; the Editorial Board of China Security; has testified before Congress on multiple occasions regarding space security and China, and teaches a course on Space & Security at Harvard’s Extension and Summer Schools.