Events Archive – 2006

Space Policy Institute Director Interviewed by Japanese Space Agency, JAXA

A lengthy interview with Institute Director John Logsdon was posted on the web site of the Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency JAXA in December 2006.

Collective Security in Space: European Perspectives on Acceptable Approaches
15-16 May 2006
Paris, France

This workshop was part of a two-year project on "Collective Security in Space: Developing an Internationally Accepted Approach." The project is being led by the Space Policy Institute of George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs, with financial support from the John T. and Catherine D. MacArthur Foundation. The basic goal of the project is to broaden the debate within the United States regarding how best to achieve U.S. space-related security objectives by bringing international perspectives into that debate. During 2006, the project is focusing its attention on European perspectives. This workshop was intended to elicit thoughtful European views regarding approaches to achieving space security. Later this year, the workshop papers reflecting these views will be incorporated in a publication that will be disseminated both within the United States and internationally. A similar set of activities, with the focus on Asia/Pacific countries, will take place in 2007.


»SPI Director, Scott Pace is quoted in the Politico article How Elon Musk eposed billions in questionable Pentagon spending discussing the role of ULA in American space capabilities.

»SPI Director, Scott Pace, testifies in front of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Environment on NOAA Utilization of Commercial Remote Sensing Data.

»SPI Director, Scott Pace, testifies in front of the Senate Commerce, Science, & Transportation committee on U.S. Human Exploration Goals and Commercial Space Competitiveness. His testimony is available online.

»On October 16, 2015, the Space Policy Institute hosted an informal discussion during which Dr. Philippe Brunet, European Commission Director for Space Policy, Copernicus, and Defense Industry described the plans of the European Union to become the primary European actor in space policy and programs.

»Current SPI Graduate Student Zack Hester's article NASA's Lessons Learned in Long-Duration Spaceflight: The Shuttle-Mir Program was published in Quest Vol. 23, No. 1, 2016.

»SPI Alum Mia Brown wrote an article titled Launch Dilemna: The role of the commercial sector in America's space program which was published by the Brookings Institution.

»Prof. Jack Burns, Vice President Emeritus at the University of Colorado, presented a distinguished lecture "Exploring the Universe from the Moon". It can be viewed online

»Dr. Scott Pace, Director of the Space Policy Institute, spoke on The Implications of U.S. Space Policy Choices at the California Institute of Technology. A video of the lecture is available for viewing here.

»Dr. Scott Pace, Visiting Scholar Deganit Paikowsky, and four SPI alumni attended the 2015 International Astronautical Congress in Jerusalem.

»Dr. Pascale Ehrenfreund, SPI Research Professor, became Chair of the Executive Board of the German Aerospace Center (DLR). Read the announcement here.

»SPI Alum, Stephanie Wan, has been elected as Co-chair of the Space Generation Advisory Council. Congratulations Stephanie! Further information is available online.

»SPI hosts "Careers in Space Policy: A Panel Discussion" with the American Institute of Astronautics and Astrophysics National Capital Section Young Professionals Committee and the GW AIAA Student Chapter.

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