Greater Security Through International Space Collaboration

Date & Time
July 19, 2018 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
George Washington University, City View Room (7th Floor), 1957 E Street, NW, Washington, DC 20052, United States
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Right now, international collaborators are using satellite imagery to fight the spread of Ebola in Africa; soon, a military space operations center in California will become a gathering place for the United States and its allies to prepare together for conflict that extends into space. Space is critical to fostering security across the globe — how can space-faring nations balance their own security priorities with those of their neighbors in orbit? Join The George Washington University’s Space Policy Institute and The Aerospace Corporation’s Center for Space Policy and Strategy for panel discussions on using outer space to create a more secure future on Earth.

Topics will include balancing national security and economic security in a contested and congested space domain and strengthening partnerships: overcoming differences in priorities, opinions, and systems.

Breakfast included

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About GWU Space Policy Institute

The SPI focuses its activities on policy, economic, and legal issues related to the space efforts of the United States, as well as the cooperative and competitive interactions in space between the US and other nations. 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. 

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About the Center for Space Policy and Strategy

The Center for Space Policy and Strategy is dedicated to shaping the future by providing nonpartisan research and strategic analysis to decisionmakers. The Center is part of The Aerospace Corporation, a nonprofit organization that advises the government on complex space enterprise and systems engineering problems.


Nishida Michiru
Nishida Michiru
Special Advisor for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation Policy Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
Jean-Luc Bald
Jean-Luc Bald
First Secretary, Space - Global Issues & Innovation Section Delegation of the European Union to the United States of America
Charity Weeden
Charity Weeden Fellow Canadian Global Affairs Institute and President and Co-Founder, Lquinox Consulting
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Richard Buenneke
Senior Advisor Space Policy, U.S. Department of State
Marcy Steinke
Marcy Steinke
Senior Vice President Government Relations and Public Policy, Maxar Technologies
Henry Hertzfeld
Dr. Henry Hertzfeld Director, Space Policy Institute and Research Professor of Space Policy and International Affairs at The Elliott School The George Washington University
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Dr. Jamie M. Morin Vice President Defense Systems Operations
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Dr. Michael P. Gleason Senior Project Engineer Center for Space Policy and Strategy