Dr. Chaitanya Giri is a Space Policy & Space Diplomacy Consultant at the Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS), New Delhi. Dr. Giri has worked as a planetary scientist at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Carnegie Institution for Science, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Max Planck Institute for Solar System Research, and the University of Nice-Sophia Antipolis. Dr. Giri was a co-investigator of the European Space Agency's Rosetta mission. He has won the 2014 Dieter Rampacher Prize of the Max Planck Society and the 2016-2018 ELSI Origins Network Fellowship of the John Templeton Foundation. He has consulted the National Security Council Secretariat at the Prime Minister's Office and was a member of the International Cooperation Review Committee of the Ministry of Science and Technology and the Ministry of Earth Sciences. He has authored the book "India in the Second Space Age of Interplanetary Connectivity," published by Routledge India.