About the Speaker
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    J. Zhanna Malekos Smith
    Sr. Associate, Aerospace Security Project, and Adjunct Fellow, Strategic Technologies Program, Center for Strategic and International Studies

    J. Zhanna Malekos Smith, J.D., served as a captain in the U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate General’s Corps and is a delegate in Stanford University’s U.S.-Russia Forum. She received a B.A. from Wellesley College, an M.A. and A.K.C. from King’s College London, Department of War Studies, and J.D. from the University of California, Davis School of Law. Malekos Smith has held fellowships with the Madeleine K. Albright Institute for Global Affairs, the Belfer Center’s Cyber Security Project at the Harvard Kennedy School, and Duke University Law School as the Everett Cyber Scholar. She has presented at DEF CON, RSA, and ShmooCon, and published her research in The Hill, Defense One, and The National Interest, among others.