SWF February 2016 Newsletter
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Upcoming Events

February 24-26, 2016
SWF will co-sponsor the 2nd ORF Kalpana Chawla Annual Space Dialogue in New Delhi, India

Upcoming Engagements

February 15-26, 2016
Brian Weeden and Laura Delgado López will attend the 53rd session of the Scientific and Technical Subcommittee of UNCOPUOS in Vienna, Austria

Experts in the Media

December 19, 2015
Brian Weeden Interviewed by the BBC About the Realities of War in Space 

January 21, 2016
Brian Weeden Quoted in SpaceNews on Space Debris Implications of Russian Briz-M Rocket Explosion

Secure World Foundation Newsletter

February 2016

Recent SWF Events

December 18, 2015
SWF Co-hosts a Webinar on Radio Frequency Interference

Focusing on the radio frequency spectrum as a critical component of space activities, Washington Office Director Victoria Samson offered a comprehensive assessment of RFI issues as of the close of 2015 given the increasing democratization of access to space. Other experts discussed the traditional players in the industry, and then explained how the "player" field has been expanding as new actors are introduced into the space community.  To watch the video of the webinar, click here.

January 29, 2016
SWF Participates in ISU SH-SSP16

As a co-sponsor of the 2016 International Space University’s (ISU) Southern Hemisphere Space Studies Program (SH-SSP) White Paper, SWF provided financial and substantive support to the team working on the research project. While spending time with the students in Australia, SWF Executive Director Michael Simpson gave a lecture on multilateral approaches to food and water management, which can be found here. Meanwhile, SWF Project Manager Laura Delgado López delivered an online lecture on policy considerations impacting geospatial data utilization. Her presentation can be found here.


January 25, 2016
Laura Delgado López Published in Space Policy

Ms. Delgado López' article "Space sustainability approaches of emerging space nations: Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico" discusses the space sustainability concerns and priorities of three emerging space nations in Latin America.

Staff Activities and Presentations

January 21, 2016
Brian Weeden Delivers the Keynote Lecture on Policy Aspects of Space Debris and Sustainability

The 2nd Global Virtual Workshop focused on the technical aspect of asteroids and space debris. SWF Technical Advisor Brian Weeden's presentation examined the policy challenges to implement technical solutions for dealing with space debris. Mr. Weeden’s presentation is available here.

January 22, 2016
Victoria Samson Discusses the State of Space Security

Speaking with Esty Dinur (Host, WORT/Madison, WI) and Bruce Gagnon (Global Network Against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space ), Ms. Samson discussed the current status of the weaponization of space. To listen, please visit the WORT website here.

January 29–January 30, 2016
Victoria Samson spoke at "Risks in International Society and New Dimension of Security" in Tokyo, Japan

Ms. Samson was invited to speak on space security issues in a conference that examined the cross-cutting nature of space, cyber, and nuclear security. As international discussions progress, SWF is pleased to further topics related to deterrence and space stability and sustainability. Ms. Samson's presentation "Space Security: Mitigating Risks" can be found here.


January 12, 2016
Laura Delgado López Joins the International Committee Under AMS Board on Global Strategies

Ms. Delgado López has joined the International Committee on Weather, Water, and Climate Strategies (ICWWCS) of the American Meteorological Society (AMS). ICWWCS seeks to promote collaboration in the international weather and climate community, while raising awareness of the needs and interests of developing countries in these issues.

January 21, 2016
Christopher Johnson Admitted to the Washington D.C. Bar

At noon on February 8, 2016, Mr. Johnson, already a member of the Bar of the State of New York, will be administered the oath of admission to the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. We at SWF look forward to his ongoing contributions to the international space community with this new development. Please join us as we congratulate Chris on his achievement. 

January 27, 2016
SWF is Founding Partner of International Working Group on Space Resources 

The Hague Space Resources Governance Working Group is composed of a wide range of commercial, government, and academic organizations with an active interest in the development of space resources activities.


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