Join LISD’s Seminar on Global Diplomatic and Security Challenges (GDSC) for a session with Mr. Markus Schiller and Major Michael P. Kreuzer on "New Overhyped Technologies and Weapons: The Effect on Media and Political Decision-Making." The seminar will address the role of emerging technologies on military systems, looking particularly at the global hypersonic and directed-energy weapons race and its impact on political decision-making by regional powers. GDSC is a yearlong interactive seminar for graduate and undergraduate students led by Founding Director, Wolfgang Danspeckgruber. This session is for Princeton University ID holders only and rsvp is required.
About the Speakers
Markus Schiller holds degrees in mechanical and aerospace engineering from the Technical University Munich and received a doctorate in astronautics in 2008, also from the TU Munich. Between 2006 and 2015, he was employed at the security and space consulting firm Schmucker Technologie in Munich. 2010/2011, he opted out for a fellowship at The RAND Corporation in Santa Monica, California, where he wrote a detailed report assessing North Korea’s missile program. In 2015, he started his own consulting firm ST Analytics, focusing on space technology, security and threat, and – of course – rockets and missiles, including microlaunchers and other space applications, also offering expert opinions on New Space Start-ups. Since 2015, he also teaches a course on missiles at the Bundeswehr University in Munich. Schiller is an expert member in the newly established Hypersonics working group of the German Federal Aerospace Industry Association (BDLI).
Lt Col Michael P. Kreuzer is an Assistant Professor and the Deputy Chair of the Department of International Security, Air Command and Staff College, Maxwell Air Force Base Alabama. In this capacity he is responsible for curriculum and faculty development for the Air Force’s premier Intermediate Development Education program and the education of over 500 field grade officers annually. He is a veteran of combat operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, having distinguished himself as the Senior Intelligence Air Advisor and Deputy Director of ISR for Combined Joint Task Force - Operation INHERENT RESOLVE, as director of Counter-IED Special Programs, Multi-National Division North, Iraq; and as the Kapisa Provincial Reconstruction Team S2 and TF Lafayette Fusion Cell Liaison Officer in Afghanistan. In these capacities, he has led combat operations at the operational level as a Division ISR Battle Captain in Iraq, as Convoy Commander for over 40 provincial reconstruction missions in Afghanistan, and as a Mission Operations Commander for ISR against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria. He holds a PhD in Public and International Affairs from Princeton University as well as Master’s Degrees from the University of Alaska Anchorage in Public Administration and American Military University in Strategic Intelligence.