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Diana Furchtgott-RothAdjunct Professor of Transportation EconomicsGeorge Washington University

Diana is an Oxford-educated economist with a distinguished record in government and public policy research. Currently an Adjunct Professor of Economics at George Washington University and a Fellow in the University’s Space Policy Institute, she was Deputy Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology at the U.S. Department of Transportation, where she directed the Office of Positioning, Navigation, and Timing and Spectrum Management. In addition, Diana has served as Acting Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy at the U.S. Department of the Treasury; Chief Economist at the U.S. Department of Labor; and Chief of Staff of the Council of Economic Advisers. She held senior roles in the White House under President Reagan and President George H.W. Bush. Diana has written six books and hundreds of articles, and is frequently featured on TV and radio, including NPR, C-SPAN, and CNBC.