Events — 2004

The Space Policy Institute Presents a Symposium on

Space Exploration and International Cooperation

June 21-22, 2004

Organized by:

Space Policy Institute, Elliot School of International Affairs, George Washington University, The Office for Science and Technology, U.S.  Embassy of France

To view the symposium program, click here.


Christian Cabal, President, French Parliamentary Group for Space: Head of the French Delegation
to the European Interparliamentary Space Conference (EISC)
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Nikolai A. Anfimov, Director, Central Research Institute for Machine Building (TsNIIMASH)
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Simonetta Di Pippo, Director, Observation of the Universe, Italian Space Agency
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Kai-Uwe Schrogl, Head, Corporate and International Relations, DLR, German Space Center
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Kiyotaka Yashiro, Director, International Relations Department, JAXA
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John Marburger, III, Science Adviser to the President of the United States
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Chuck Allen, Vice President & Program Manager, Space Exploration Systems, Boeing
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Joel Barre, Directeur General, Snecma Moteurs
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Michael Coats, Vice President, Reusable Space Transportation Systems, Lockheed Martin
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Doug Young, Lead Executive for Project Constellation, Northrop Grumman
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Gerard Brachet, former Chairman, Committee on Earth Observing Satellites, on cooperation in Earth observation from space
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Mauro Facchini, European Commission, on the GPS/Galileo relationship and international cooperation on Galileo
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Ian Pryke, Senior Fellow, Center for Aerospace Policy Research, George Mason University, on the ISS experience
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Jon Waldrop, Director, International Programs, Lockheed Martin Corporation, on the Joint Strike Fighter program
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Tuesday, June 22

Klaus Becher, AIAA 2004 International Space Cooperation Workshop
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Gilbert R. (Gib) Kirkham, Director of Aeronautics, Exploration, and Space Science Division, Office of External Relations, NASA
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Jim Zimmerman, International Academy of Astronautics
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Jack Metthey, Director, Space and Transport, European Commission
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Jean-David Levitte, Ambassador of France to the United States
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