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.

October 9, 2015

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.

August 18, 2015

Hameetman Auditorium, Cahill Building

California Institute of Technology

The Space Policy Institute announced a new institutional partnership with Geospatial Media & Communications for their 2015 GeoBuiz Summit. A pre-conference session on August 9th highlighted the Evolving Role of National Geospatial Agencies in Contemporary Economy and Society.

Dr. Scott Pace's presentation can be found here, and the rest of the speakers can be found here.

August 10-11, 2015

Explore Mars held their third annual Humans to Mars Summit at the George Washington University.

May 5 - May 7

The George Washington University

Washington, DC 20052

The Space Policy Institute hosted a talk on "Resource Utilization in Space: Individual National Ventures or Cooperative Joint Ventures" with Mr. Guoyu Wang, Deputy Dean of the Institute of Space Law in Beijing, China and Mr. Brian Weeden, Technical Advisor at the Secure World Foundation.

Guoyu Wang's presentation is available online.

April 7, 2015

The Universities Space Research Association and the Space Policy Institute held their annual joint symposium on Asteroids, NEOs and Small Bodies in the Solar System: Research for Today, Training for Tomorrow - What are the Emerging Opportunities for Science, Security and International Cooperation.


Symposium Agenda

Speaker Presentations:

Maj. Gen. Martin Whelan

Lindley Johnson

Philippe Hazane

Amy Mainzer

Brent Barbee

Tom Jones

Mark Boslough

Richard Binzel


March 26th, 2015

Capitol Hill Holiday Inn

550 C Street SW

Washington, DC

The Secure World Foundation and the George Washington Military Law Society held an event at the Space Policy Institute on International Law and Military Activities in Space.

Further information can be found online, including video clips of the event.

March 23, 2015

Elliott School of International Affairs

1957 E Street, NW

Washington, DC 20052

Two SPI visiting scholars, Daeweon Kim and Simon Kim, provided a presentation on the Republic of Korea Air Force Space Development Plan

February 18, 2015

Elliott School of International Affairs

1957 E Street, NW, Suite 403

Washington, DC

NanoRacks held their first annual International Space Station workshop at the Space Policy Institute

February 16, 2015

Elliott School of International Affairs

1957 E Street, NW, Suite 403

Washington, DC

View the workshop presentations


The Mitsubishi Research Institute, the University of Tokyo Research Institute and the Space Policy Institute held a symposium on "U.S. - Japan Relations and Space Cooperation in the Asia Pacific Region"

February 13, 2015

Elliott School of International Affairs

1957 E Street, NW, Suite 403

Washington, DC

View the full report here

View individual presentations:

Yuchiro Nagai

Yasuaki Hashimoto

John Mittleman

Hideaki Kaneda

John Mackey

Matt Koepe

David Turner

Frank Rose

Mukund Rao

Motoko Uchitomi

Presentation by Mr. Badri Younes, Deputy Associate Administrator for NASA Space Communications and Navigation

January 21, 2015

Elliott School of International Affairs

1957 E Street, NW Suite 403

Washington, DC

»View the presentation here.

"Careers in Space Policy: A Panel Discussion" with the American Institute of Astronautics and Astrophysics (AIAA) National Capital Section Young Professionals Committee, Featuring AIAA Execuitve Director Dr. Sandy Magnus

January 27, 2015

1957 E Street, NW Lindner Family Commons

Washington, DC

»View a description of the event here.



»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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