Ethan Magistro


Ethan Magistro, from Morristown, New Jersey, is concentrating in Philosophy in the political philosophy track, pursuing certificates in history and practice of diplomacy and environmental studies. The Class of 2023 Andrea Echikson ’80 and Tom A. Bernstein Scholar, he seeks to expand our current theories of international relations and security studies into space and hopes to shape how humanity uses and develops outer space, both now and in the future. Magistro is interested in working on the civilian side of government, specifically on space security, law, and commerce. Magistro has previously worked on issues relating to weapons of mass destruction, space policy and ethics, and the history of political thought. He has published papers on several of the above topics, including a piece he co-authored with Professor Christopher Chyba for War on the Rocks, advising the Biden administration to include the President’s Science Advisor on the National Security Council’s Principals Committee. Magistro is a member of the Space Generation Advisory Council, a non-profit, non-governmental organization which enables young civil servants and professionals to shape space policy. At Princeton, he is the president of the Human Values Forum, editor of the Princeton Legal Journal, and a residential college advisor for Butler College.