Almudena Azcárate Ortega is a Space Security Researcher at the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR).
She has published widely and briefed UN Member States on the topics of space security law and policy and has presented her research in multiple fora. She has led UNIDIR’s participation in the UN Open-Ended Working Group on Reducing Space Threats Through Norms, Rules and Principles of Responsible Behaviour, established pursuant to UN General Assembly resolution 76/231.
Prior to joining UNIDIR, Almudena was a Research Assistant at Georgetown University Law Center, where she is currently a doctoral candidate. She holds an LL.M. in National Security Law from the same institution, where she was the recipient of Georgetown’s Thomas Bradbury Chetwood, S.J. Prize for the most distinguished academic performance in the programme. She received her LL.B. from the University of Navarra, Spain.
She speaks English, Spanish, French and German.