Events — 2010

The Space Policy Institute and the Trachtenberg School present a symposium on:

From Vision to Execution: Implementing U.S. Space Policy

29 October 2010

Event Information:

» Downlaod Symposium Notes
» Video of Commercial Space Panel
» Video of National Security and International Relations Panel

Space Policy Institute Visiting Scholars present at George Washington Space Society event

Space Policy Institute Visiting Scholars: Research and Perspectives

20 October 2010

Space Policy Institute Professor, Dr. Henry Hertzfeld, Coaches Team to Victory in the North American Round of the Manfred Lachs International Space Law Competition

On Saturday, April 10, 2010, the team from George Washington University won the North American round in the annual Manfred Lachs International Space Law Competition. The team members from the GW Law School were Liana Yung, Christa Laser, and Michael Saretsky (alternate). Professor Henry Hertzfeld is the faculty advisor. In additional to winning the competition they also won the prize for the best brief.

This is the third time in the past six years the GW team has won the North American round and the team looks forward to competing against the winners from Asia and Europe in the International Competition to be held in September in Prague. Both of the past GW winning teams won the International Competition (2005 and 2007).

Below is a photo taken at the award ceremony. Ms. Laser is on the left, Professor Hertzfeld in the middle, and Ms. Yung on the right.


Joint conference sponsored by the European Space Policy Institute and the Eisenhower Center for Space and Defense Studies held in Vienna

24 June 2010

Dr. Scott Pace, Director of the Space Policy Institute, participated in a conference co-sponsored by the European Space Policy Institute and the Eisenhower Center for Space and Defense Studies. The topic of the conference was transatlantic cooperation in space security, and it was held at the European Space Policy Institute in Vienna.
» More information about the conference.

Pictured below (from left to right) are conference panel participants John Sheldon of the School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Brian Weeden of the Secure World Foundation, Scott Pace of the Space Policy Institute, and Tommaso Sgobba of the European Space Agency.

The Director of the Space Policy Institute, Dr. Scott Pace, Delivers the Key Note Address at the Symposium on Space Policy and Coordination Framework

23 March 2010
Abu Dhabi, UAE

» Download the full text of the speech.

Professor of the Space Policy Institute, Dr. Henry Hertzfeld presents at the International Institute of Space Law and the European Center for Space Law's Joint Symposium on:

"National space legislation - Crafting Legal Engines for the Growth of Space Activities"

Legal Subcommittee of the United Nations Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space

22 March 2010
Vienna, Austria

"Space Legislation as Enhancer of Space Activities and Policies,"
» download the presentation.

The Space Policy Institute in conjunction with Secure World Foundation,
National Space Studies Center, and Astroconsulting International host an event on:

Towards a National Space Strategy

4-5 February 2010

» Executive Summary

» Full Report

The Space Policy Institute and the Universities Space Research Association present a joint symposium on:

Human Spaceflight and the Future of Space Science

14 January 2010

» Notes from the Symposium

Presentation Slides:
Dr. Scott Pace,
Director of Space Policy Institute

Dr. Stephen Katz,
National Institutes of Health

Dr. Pascale Ehrenfreund,
George Washington University

Mr. Tom Cremins,
NASA Program Analysis and Evaluation

Dr. Christopher Chyba, Princeton University

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»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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