Theodora Ogden

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M.Sc. in crisis & security management, Leiden University; L.L.M. in human rights law, Birkbeck College, University of London; B.Soc.Sc. (Hons) in international relations and politics, The University of Manchester


Theodora Ogden is an analyst working in the area of defence, security and infrastructure at RAND Europe. She is currently on sabbatical at Arizona State University as the appointed Interplanetary Initiative Fellow, where she conducts research into space law and governance, access to space, and emerging space economies and industries. With an academic background in security and international law, Ogden sharpened her analytical toolkit throughout her experiences working at RAND Europe, NATO HQ SACT, the Fundamental Rights Agency of the EU, as well as at several think tanks and non-profit organisations.

Concurrent Non-RAND Positions

ASU II Fellow

Selected Publications

Bellasio, Jacopo, Linda Slapakova, Luke Huxtable, James Black, Theodora Ogden, and Livia Dewaele, Innovative Technologies Shaping the 2040 Battlefield, European Parliamentary Research Service, Scientific Foresight Unit (EP-68698), 2021

Honors & Awards

  • President's Award for Research & Analysis (2021), RAND Europe


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