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Avishai Melamed

Graduate Student

Avishai Melamed

Educational Background

  • B.A. from University of California, San Diego, 2020, (Magna Cum Laude) in Political Science - International Relations, History.



I'm a PhD Student at Cornell University’s Department of Government in the International Relations subfield. I have published in the Journal of Space Safety Engineering and currently work as a member of Cornell University’s Technology Policy Lab. I hold a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science - International Relations and History from University of California, San Diego. My previous work includes research on public policy, space policy, and the role of national space programs in international competition and cooperation during potential power transitions. 


International Cooperation and Conflict; Security; Grand Strategy; Foreign Policy Changes; International Relations Theory; Space Policy  


  • Government


Building on my experience with international relations, political theory, and science/technology studies, my research focuses on the long-term evolution of foreign policy strategies. I explore how emerging technologies and new strategic assets interact with changing domestic and international political conditions to induce alternative methods for pursuing state grand strategy and other core national foreign policy priorities.