Events – 2003

Outer Space and International Security: Options for the Future

October 29, 2003

The Space Policy Institute and the Security Policy Studies Program organized an all-day conference on security space issues on October 29, 2003. The conference brought together representatives of eight groups receiving support from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation to examine these issues - the Center for Defense Information, Union of Concerned Scientists, Council on Foreign Relations, Federation of American Scientists, Stimson Center, Brookings Institution, Center for International Security Studies at Maryland, and Eisenhower Institute. Each speaker gave a summary of his or her groups work to date.

The conference was opened with an address by Col. David Trottier, Director of the Office of Space Policy, Office of the Secretary of Defense. A closing address was provided by Vladimir Rybachenkov, Counselor for Arms Control at the Embassy of the Russian Federation in Washington.

Conference Agenda

9:00-9:15 Opening Remarks

John M. Logsdon, Director, Space Policy Institute

Gordon Adams, Director, Security Policy Studies

9:15-10:00 National Policy and the Military Uses of Space
Col. David Trottier
Director, Space Policy Office
Office of the Secretary of Defense

10:00-10:15 Break

10:15-12:15 Implications of a U.S. Goal of Space Dominance: Are Space Weapons Required?
Theresa Hitchens, Center for Defense Information
Laura Grego, Union of Concerned Scientists (click here for her presentation)
Bruce DeBlois, Council on Foreign Relations (click here for his presentation)
Len Weiss, Federation of American Scientists
Discussant: Richard H. Buenneke, Aerospace Corporation

12:15-1:15 Lunch

1:15-3:15 What Regime for Outer Space?
Michael Krepon, Stimson Center
Michael O'Hanlon, Brookings Institution
Nancy Gallagher, Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland
Roald Sagdeev, Eisenhower Institute
Discussant: Peter Hays, Joint Forces Quarterly

3:15-3:30 Break

3:30-4:15 Preventing an Arms Race in Outer Space
Mr. Vladimir Rybachenkov, Counselor, Embassy of the Russian Federation
(Click here for his remarks)

4:15-4:45 Summary Remarks
Gordon Adams
John Logsdon

5:00-6:00 Reception





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