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U.S. Space Policy

Eisenhower Institute’s 2013-2014 Undergraduate Fellows and the Harold G. Evans Chair of Eisenhower Leadership Studies, Shirley Anne Warshaw, Ph.D., are studying the past, present and future of Space Policy in the United States. 

This four-part lecture series will consist of panel discussions featuring science and space experts. Each lecture will access a different aspect of U.S. space policy; exploration, militarization, internationalization and privatization.   


The Exploration of Space 

Organized by: Jonathan Maddalone ’14 & Joseph Tangredi ‘14

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Panel Moderator: Peter Hays, Ph.D., Intelligence Policy Analyst, Science Applications International Corporation

Panelists: Douglas Cooke, Former Associate Administrator for Exploration Systems Mission Directorate, NASA; Thomas Cremins, Director, Legislative Liasion Division, NASA; Rebecca Keiser, Ph.D., Associate Deputy Administrator for Strategy and Policy, NASA; William C. Hill Assistant Deputy Associate Administrator for Exploration Systems Development, NASA


The Militarization of Space

Organized by: Emily Costley ’14 & Jessica Jozwik ‘14

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Panel Moderator: Major General Robert A. Rosenberg, United States Air Force (Retired)

Panelists: Dr. Mark J. Albrecht, Chairman of the Board of USSpaceLLC; Matthew C. Cummings, Senior Analyst, Space Policy, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Department of Defense; Keith J. Masback, Chief Executive Officer of the United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation (USGIF)

The Internationalization of Space

Organized by: David Wemer ’14 & Brandon Tower ‘14

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Panel Moderator: Dr. Cathleen Lewis, Curator, Space History Department, International Space Programs, Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum

Panelists: Michael F. O’Brien, Associate Administrator for International and Interagency Relations; Micheline Tabache, Head of the European Space Agency Washington D.C. Office, ESA; Bradley Keelor, Senior Science and Innovation Policy Advisor, Embassy of the United Kingdom, Washington D.C.

The Privatization of Space 

Organized by: Andrew Bellis ’14 & Kaeley McEvoy ‘14

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Panel Moderator: Douglas R. CookeBoard of Advisors for Inspiration Mars

Panelists: Mark Brender, Executive Director, DigitalGlobe Foundation; Matthew Cummings, Senior Analyst, Space Policy, Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (Policy), U.S. Department of Defense; Jeffrey Harris, Chief Executive Officer, JKH Consulting, LLC; former President of Lockheed Martin, Missiles & Space and of Lockheed Martin Special Programs; Michael Hawes, Director, Human Space Flight Programs, Washington Operations, Lockheed Martin; Henry Hertzfeld, Research Professor of Space Policy and International Affairs, Space Policy Institute, George Washington University; Anders Johnson, President, EchoStar Satellite Services, LLC

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