Nebraska Governance and Technology Center Executive Director Elsbeth Magilton is a finalist in two categories for the 2021 Inspire Lincoln Awards.
Magilton was nominated in both the Excellence in Business and Excellence in Education categories.
In addition to her work at the Nebraska Governance and Technology Center, Magilton is the Executive Director of the Space, Cyber, and Telecommunications Law program at the University of Nebraska College of Law, where she oversees development, growth, and operations. She is also the Executive Producer for Tech Refactored, a podcast from the NGTC.
Magilton is a member of the American Society of International Law and served as the Co-Chair (2020-2021) for the Space Law Interest Group. She is part of the U.S. State Department Visiting Leaders Program, focused on space law, and works with U.S. consulates around the world. She is a member of the Legal Expert Pool for the European Centre of Excellence for Countering Hybrid Threats. Magilton sits on the editorial board for the U.S. Air Force Academy Eisenhower Center for Space and Defense Studies Journal. In September 2018 Elsbeth and Matt Schaefer received a major NASA Space Law pilot-program grant to create a nationwide network of students, faculty, and practitioners interested in space law and policy.
Outside of her professional work, Magilton serves on a number of civic boards and was recently named board president for the Girls Code Lincoln group, a non-profit focused on teaching girls about technology through creativity, community, collaboration, and confidence.