Reimagining US Global Leadership: Sandra Magnus

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    • Tuesday March 15, 2022
      7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
  • Location: Online
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Summary Sentence: The event on US global leadership is part of a speaker series co-hosted with the Alumni Association.

Full Summary: The event on US global leadership is part of a speaker series co-hosted with the Alumni Association.

  • Reimagining US Global Leadership Reimagining US Global Leadership

Join the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs for a special discussion series featuring distinguished professors of the practice and alumni leaders. Each speaker brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and approach to the subject of American international leadership in the current global climate. Learn how Georgia Tech is leveraging their experiences to position itself to address global challenges and deliver on its mission of improving the human condition.

The Georgia Tech Alumni Association is proud to host this series in partnership with the Nunn School at Georgia Tech. All events will be held virtually. Information will be updated as schedules are finalized; recordings of past events and more can be found at

About the speaker:

Sandra "Sandy" Magnus is a Distinguished Professor of the Practice with a joint appointment between the Daniel Guggenheim School of Aerospace Engineering, the School of Materials Science and Engineering, and the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs. In this capacity, she focuses on research advocacy, leadership and mentorship to students, as well as offering guidance to faculty related to issues in aerospace engineering.

Magnus is currently the Principal at AstroPlanetview, LLC. Most recently she has served as the deputy director of engineering in the Office of the Secretary of Defense for the Undersecretary of Research and Engineering. In that role, she served as the “chief engineer” for the Department of Defense, establishing engineering policy, propagating best practices, and working to connect the engineering community across the department. In addition, she is the former executive director of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), the world’s largest technical society dedicated to the global aerospace profession. Prior to leading AIAA, Magnus was a member of the NASA Astronaut Corps for 16 years, flying shuttle missions and serving on the International Space Station. Before joining NASA, Magnus worked for McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Company from 1986 to 1991, as a stealth engineer.

Magnus attended the Missouri University of Science and Technology, graduating in 1986 with a degree in physics and earning a master’s degree in electrical engineering in 1990. She received a Ph.D. from the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Georgia Tech in 1996.

Register one time to be sent a reminder ahead of each event. All events will be held at 7 p.m.
Jan. 25 - General Philip Breedlove
Feb. 15 - Admiral Sandy Winnefeld
March 3 - Will Roper
March 15 - Sandra Magnus 
March 29 - Michele Flournoy and Senator Sam Nunn

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Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts, Sam Nunn School of International Affairs

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Faculty/Staff, Postdoc, Public, Graduate students, Undergraduate students
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