Christian Zur

Christian Zurr
Executive Director, Procurement and Space Industry Council

Christian Zur serves as executive staff to the Procurement and Space Industry Council at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. He leads the Chamber’s policy formulation and advocacy on defense acquisition and civilian space programs, in addition to commercial space regulation. His articles have been featured in publications such as Defense News, Scientific American, Space News, and The Hill.

Prior to joining the Chamber, Christian spent 12 years working on House and Senate staffs including six years on the House Armed Services Committee. Subsequently, he served as counsel to the chair of the Defense Policy Board as well as the Commission on the Future of the U.S. Aerospace Industry.

Zur received his B.A. from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and his M.P.A. from George Mason University in Virginia. He also is a graduate of the U.S. Naval War College’s Command and Staff College. 

Latest Content


The Hill Op-ed | America Must Lead in Settling the New Frontier

In Washington, as the age-old adage goes, budgets determine policy. That is certainly the case with space—and the ramifications for our national and economic security are enormous. If Congress fails to provide NASA with critical resources in future budget legislation, American space dominance will atrophy and we will all suffer the consequences.

International Space Station Leads the Way to Commercial Space

At the edge of the human frontier, moving at more than 17,000 miles an hour, the formation of entire new industries is underway.

Interaction in Flight: Balancing Aviation and Commercial Launch

The collective goal must be the safe and efficient operation of platforms across all users.