Staff Activities and Presentations
Mar 9, 2017
A Perspective on China's Space Activities at 55th Goddard Memorial Symposium
Director of Program Planning Brian Weeden presented on China's plans for space at the 55th Robert H. Goddard Memorial Symposium.
Mar 14, 2017
History, Structure, Agenda, and Current Work of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space
Space Law Advisor Chris Johnson was invited by Leiden University's International Institute of Air and Space Law. Mr. Johnson to lectured on and highlighted the achievements and upcoming work of COPUOS. His presentation is available here.
Mar 22, 2017
Panel Discussion on Space Crisis Dynamics and Uncertainty
SWF partnered with the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) to organize a table-top exercise on space crisis dynamics and uncertainty in November 2016. The results of the SWF-CSIS TTX were discussed as part of a panel at a conference organized by CSIS and the Prague Security Studies Institute. Washington Office Director Victoria Samson and Director of Program Planning Brian Weeden spoke on the panel.
Mar 21-23, 2017
Spring Meetings of the International Astronautical Federation Discuss Topics Related to Space Sustainability
Executive Director Michael Simpson, Project Manager Ian Christensen, and Space Law Advisor Chris Johnson participated in the the work of the IAF committee on Space Security and the review and selection of papers to be presented at the 2017 International Astronautical Congress being held in Adelaide, Australia. While at the IAF meetings, SWF staff actively engaged in several committees and working groups, as well as the events of Diversity Day, which served to advance the Federation's "3G" commitment to increase the diversity of gender, generation, and geography in the astronautical community.
Mar 23, 2017
The Future of Outer Space Security: Private Actors in Space
Mr. Johnson guest lectured at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy's course on new private actors in space.
Mar 28, 2017
A Broader View of Space Security
Dr. Weeden presented on the concept of space security as viewed through the traditional geopolitical and national security contexts, an environmental context, and a human context at a monthly meeting of the Space Cafe.
Mar 30, 2017
Public Policy and the Evolution of Commercial SSA
Dr. Weeden participated in a panel discussion on Civil and Commercial Developments in SSA at the Space Situational Awareness Symposium, hosted by the George Washington University Space Policy Insitute and Universities Space Research Association in Washington, DC.