Theresa Hitchens is the director of the UN Institute for Disarmament Research in Geneva. She had served as director of the Center for Defense Information. She has been editor of Defense News, Intern with Senator John Glenn and the Nato Parliamentary Assembly in Brussels, and director of research at BASIC. Besides her duties as CDI director, Ms Hitchens leads CDI's Space Security Project. The author of Future Security In Space: Charting a Cooperative Course (2004), she serves on the editorial board of The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, and is a member of Women in International Security and the International Institute for Strategic Studies.