PSSI Washington is led by a highly-qualified senior team of experts equipped with a diverse array of expertise in business, policy, and academia.

Roger W. Robinson, Jr.

Roger W. Robinson, Jr.

Executive Director, Board Chairman

For over 40 years, Mr. Robinson has been evaluating the intersection of global economics and finance and national security concerns. He was formerly Senior Director of International Economic Affairs at the National Security Council and Executive Secretary of the Cabinet-level Senior Inter-Governmental Group for International Economic Policy (SIG-IEP) under President Reagan..

Prior to his government service, Mr. Robinson was a Vice President in the International Department of the Chase Manhattan Bank with responsibilities for the bank’s loan portfolios in the former Soviet Union, Eastern and Central Europe and Yugoslavia. He also served as a personal assistant to former Chase Chairman David Rockefeller for two and a half years.

From 2001 to 2005, Mr. Robinson served as Chairman and Vice Chairman of the Congressionally U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. He co-founded the Prague Security Studies Institute in early 2002 and incorporated PSSI Washington Inc. in October 2006.

He has published regularly on security topics in his field and had an extensive footprint in the media and on Capitol Hill. Mr. Robinson earned his MA in International Affairs at the Elliott School of George Washington University and a BA from Duke University.

Andrew K. Davenport

Andrew K. Davenport

Deputy Executive Director, Board Member

Andrew Davenport has been affiliated with several companies and organizations dedicated to understanding the risk and threats posed by the intersection of corporate activity with national security concerns.  This area involves a variety of factors, including sanctions compliance and reputational risk, but also the role of corporate actors in the projection of soft power by nation states and the need for governments to understand the perils associated with overlooking this aspect of security policy.

Mr. Davenport previously served as Vice President of Conflict Securities Advisory Group and subsequently on the Board of IdealsWork, Inc. until its merger with Institutional Shareholder Services.  He presently also serves as Chief Operating Officer of RWR Advisory Group, a risk management and open source intelligence firm.

He has published in a number of venues, including the Washington Post, U.S. News and World Report, Forbes and the Journal of International Security Affairs.  He has testified before the U.S. Congress, served as an expert panelist at a number of conferences and roundtables and acted as a consultant to a variety of U.S. government agencies.

 

Dr. Jana Robinson, PhD

Dr. Jana Robinson, PhD

Program Director, Space Security Policy

Dr. Jana Robinson is currently Space Security Program Director at PSSI Washington. She previously served as a Space Policy Officer at the European External Action Service (EEAS) in Brussels, as well as a Space Security Advisor to the Foreign Ministry of the Czech Republic. From 2009 to 2013, Ms. Robinson worked as Resident Fellow at the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI), seconded from the European Space Agency (ESA), leading the Institute’s Space Security Research Program.

Prior to joining ESPI, Dr. Robinson served as Development Director at PSSI Prague from 2005 to 2009, and administered its then-new partner organization in Washington DC, PSSI Washington. Ms. Robinson is an elected member of the International Institute of Space Law (IISL) and the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA). She is also a member of the Advisory Board of the George C. Marshall Missile Defense Project of the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) in Washington, D.C.

Ms. Robinson holds a PhD from the Charles University’s Faculty of Social Sciences, Institute of Political Studies, in the field of space security. She also holds two Master’s Degrees, from George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs and Palacky University in Olomouc. She received scholarships to attend the International Space University’s (ISU) 2009 Space Studies Program (SSP09), the 2008 Summer Training Course at the National Taiwan Normal University in Taipei, and a one-year course of study at Shanghai University 1999-2000.