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.
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 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
Space Policy Institute and Secure World Foundation Release 'A Guide to Space Law Terms'
SPI Professor Emeritus John Logsdon speaks in panel on the need for a definitive U.S. space policy
SPI Director Scott Pace testifies before the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology
SPI Hosts Workshop on "Developing a Responsible Environmental Regime for Celestial Bodies"
SPI Professor Emeritus John Logsdon discusses the possibility of a new direction in space exploration in the second term of the Obama Administration
SPI Professor Pascale Ehrenfreund named to the National Research Council Committee on Human Spaceflight
SPI Director Scott Pace interviewed on Russian television news program
SPI Director Scott Pace and SPI Associate Professor Kris Lehnhardt participated in the Deep Space: Relaunching American Exceptionalism discussion on the Hill
SPI Director Scott Pace featured at the 2012 Spectrum Management Conference
SPI Director Scott Pace featured at the Washington Space Business Roundtable lunch
SPI Visiting Scholar Chris Gilbert published in Space News
SPI Professor Henry Hertzfeld interviewed on WUSA9
SPI Director Scott Pace published on 38North.org
SPI Director Scott Pace published in the Harvard International Review
SPI Professor Emeritus John Logsdon traces the earlier "survival crisis" of the planetary program
SPI Graduates Laura Delgado and Megan Ansdell are published in Space Policy
SPI Director Scott Pace interviewed on the Kojo Nnamdi Show
SPI Director Scott Pace provided testimony to the House Subcommittee on Aviation
SPI Professor Pascale Ehrenfreund published in Advances in Space Research
SPI Director Scott Pace writes a guest blog for Space News
2011 SPI Graduate Laura Delgado-Lopez interviewed on Mainstream Media Project
SPI Director Scott Pace published in Space News
SPI Professor Pascale Ehrenfreund published in Astrobiology Journal
SPI Director Scott Pace moderated the AIAA Plenary Session: NASA Science Missions in the Next Decade
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