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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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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