About the Space Policy Institute

For over forty years, The George Washington University (GW) has been one of the world's leading centers for research, graduate study, and informed discussion related to issues of science, technology, and public policy.

GW established a Space Policy Institute in 1987. The Institute conducts research on space policy issues, organizes seminars, symposia, and conferences on various topics, and offers graduate courses on space policy. It operates as a research and policy program of the Center for International Science and Technology Policy of GW's Elliott School of International Affairs, but draws on all University resources that can contribute to its work.

The Space Policy Institute focuses its activities on policy issues related to the space efforts of the United States and cooperative and competitive interactions in space between the United States and other countries. The Institute provides a setting in which scholars, policy analysts, practitioners, and students can work together to examine and evaluate options for the future in space. It is an affiliate of the International Space University and The Aerospace Corporation. The Space Policy Institute is directed by Dr. Scott Pace.

The Space Policy Institute receives substantial financial support from The George Washington University. In addition, the Institute has received funding from a number of individual, corporate, foundation, and government sources.

 

 

News

»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.

»SPI Professor Emeritus John Logsdon discusses his upcoming book titled After Apollo: Richard Nixon and the American Space Program at the National Air and Space Museum

»SPI Hosts Brett Biddington AM for Discussion on Space Activities in Australia: Challeneges, Opportunities and Responsibilities

»SPI Graduate Student Jordan Sotudeh Writes Op-Ed for Space News

»SPI Director Speaks at Atlantic Council event, The Final Frontier: Renewing America's Space Program

»SPI Director Writes Op-Ed for Aviation Week

»SPI Graduate Student Zack Hester Writes Op-Ed for Space News

»SPI Director Discusses National Security Space Launch and the Industrial Base: Issues and Opportunities at the Marshall Institute

»SPI Director Part of US Delegation to UNCOPUOS

»SPI Director Interviewed by KPCC on Conflict in Space

»SPI Director Interviewed by NPR on SpaceX-ULA Lawsuit

»Space Policy Institute Luncheon with Representative Frank Wolf

»SPI Research Associate Published in WPR

»SPI Visiting Scholar Speaks at JAXA Washington Office

»SPI Professor Featured in GW Magazine

»SPI Director Delivers Testimony in Senate Hearing

»SPI Director Delivers Statement in Congressional Hearing

»SPI Associate Director Delivers Statement in Congressional Hearing

»SPI Director Awarded AIAA Durand Lectureship in Public Service

»Air Force General Shelton, Commander of AFSPC, Speaks at an SPI Seminar: "Space and Cyberspace: Enduring Missions in a Changing World"

»SPI Director on Radio Panel, Diane Rehm Show, NPR

»SPI Professor Pascale Ehrenfreund Interviewed by Forbes

»SPI Director's New Collaborative Book Looks Into the Future of American Space

»SPI Faculty Article in AAAS's Science Looks Into Human Lunar Heritage

»SPI Director on India Mars Mission in NewScientist

»SPI Alumna, Emma Hinds, Recognized by Satellite Industry with 2013 Promise Award

»SPI and Beijing Institute of Technology's Institute of Space Law Sign Joint Statement in Beijing

»SPI Director Weighs Public and Private Interests at the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space

»SPI Director Gives Presentation at NextGen Ahead Conference on the Future of GPS

»SPI Director Discusses Space Industry, Policy and Inspiration at Home and Abroad on The Space Show

»SPI Professor Emeritus John Logsdon to Receive Frank J. Malina Astronautics Medal from IAF

»SPI Director and SPI Professor Emeritus Review Time in Office as Former NASA Deputy Administrator Steps Down

»SPI Director Tells Washington Post TV What to Expect from Space

»To the Point Interviews SPI Director on Future of Space

»SPI Director Interviewed on Plan for US Lunar Park

»SPI Alumna Laura Delgado López to Participate in MIT/Skoltech Initiative in July, Moscow

»SPI Professor Pascale Ehrenfreund elected President of Austrian Science Fund (FWF)

»GWU Faculty Honored at AIAA Awards Gala

»SPI Visiting Scholar Speaks at JAXA Washington Office

»SPI Director Scott Pace Writes Guest Blog for The Diplomat

»George Washington University Team Competes in Quarter Finals of 2013 North American Space Law Moot Court Competition

»SPI Alumna to Moderate NASA's First Spanish Language Google+ Hangout

»C-SPAN, SpacePolicyOnline, The Space Review and Aviation Week cover SPI-AIAA Event, "Columbia+10: Lessons Learned and Unlearned"

»SPI Professor Henry Hertzfeld interviewed on The Space Show

»Papers by SPI Faculty named in Science Direct's Top 25 Hottest Articles from Advances in Space Research for 2012

»SPI Director Scott Pace cited by Der Spiegel

 

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Phone: 202.994.7292
Fax: 202.994.1639
Email: spi@gwu.edu

Address:
Space Policy Institute
1957 E Street, N.W., Suite 403
Washington, D.C. 20052