Plenary Talk about Russia & the Limits of Global Space Cooperation at the Mars Society Convention

The Mars Society is pleased to announce that Dr. William Bianco, a Professor of Political Science at Indiana University (Bloomington) and a former Fulbright Senior Scholar, will address the topic of “Russia and the Limits of Global Space Cooperation” during a plenary talk at the 25th Annual International Mars Society Convention, scheduled for October 20-23, 2022 at Arizona State University (Tempe).

Receiving his Ph.D. from the University of Rochester in 1987, Dr. Bianco has held tenured positions at Indiana University, Penn State University, and Duke University, and visiting positions at Harvard University, Stanford University, and the Brookings Institute. His current research centers on American politics and legislative institutions, in particular the study of political influence on innovation and scientific research, as well as the politics of U.S.-Russian space cooperation.

He is the author of “Trust: Representatives and Constituents”, as well as numerous scholarly articles, and was PI or Co-PI on six National Science Foundation grants and a grant from the National Council for Eurasian and Eastern European Studies. In addition, Dr. Bianco was Fulbright Senior Scholar at National Research University – Higher School of Economics in Moscow in 2011-12.

For more details about this year’s Mars Society convention, including online registrationcall for papers, and volunteer and sponsorship opportunities, please visit our web site (www.marssociety.org). A list of confirmed speakers will also be posted in the coming days.