The Future of US Space Policy event: 15 April

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This is in Washington DC, but will also probably be streamed online live (or else the audio will be available from their website shortly thereafter)…



*DC On-The-Record Event*

The Future of U.S. Space Policy

Scott Pace and Robert Walker will discuss the U.S. space program in the context of budget cuts, human space exploration, and the rise of private sector activity in the area.



Speakers: Scott Pace

Professor of the Practice of International Affairs; Director, Space Policy Institute, Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University

Robert Walker

Executive Chairman, Wexler & Walker Public Policy Associates; Former Member, U.S. House of Representatives (1977-97)

Date: Monday, April 15, 2013

Press Registration: 6:00 – 6:30 p.m.

Event Time: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.


Council on Foreign Relations

1777 F St., NW, Washington, DC 20006

For more information on U.S. space policy, please read CFR Senior Fellow Frank G. Klotz’s op-ed, “The New Space Race” and Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Foreign Affairs article, “The Case for Space: Why We Should Keep Reaching for the Stars.”


RSVP by: 12:00 p.m., Friday, April 12, 2013

RSVP to: [email protected]

Participation is reserved for members of the press who represent a bona fide media organization.

Please contact [email protected] if you hope to register a television camera.

CFR in Washington has a TV1 line. Please call the number below if you wish to receive a live video feed of this event.


Press Contact:

Tricia Miller

Assistant Director, Global Communications and Media Relations

[email protected]


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Dr Jill Stuart is an academic based at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is an expert in the politics, ethics and law of outer space exploration and exploitation. She is a frequent presence in the global media (print, radio, television, documentary) and regularly gives lectures around the world. From 2013-2017 she was Editor in Chief of the Elsevier journal Space Policy where she remains on the Editorial Board. She is also on the Board of Advisors of METI International, conducting scientific research into messaging potential extraterrestrial intelligence. She is one of an elite number of people to be endorsed by the UK Home Office as an Exceptional Talent Migrant/ World Leader in her Field. In 2015 she was awarded the prestigious Margaret Mead Award Lecture by the British Science Association in recognition of her cutting edge research. She is trained in both domestic and international mediation and has done consultancy work for the International Criminal Court and the International Court of Justice. She has a sub-specialism in women, peace and security and gender based violence. She is a Trustee of Luton All Women’s Centre.


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