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This podcast features content produced by the Secure World Foundation (SWF), a private operating foundation that promotes cooperative solutions for space sustainability and the peaceful uses of outer space. The Foundation acts as a research body, convener and facilitator to promote key space security, and other related topics, and to examine their influence on governance and international development.
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Jan 6, 2015

Recorded on July 8, 2013

The Secure World Foundation (SWF) and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Center for Science, Technology, and Security Policy (CSTSP) hosted a luncheon panel discussion event on Capitol Hill. Given interest sparked by the recent meteor explosion over central Russia, the event will focus on near-Earth objects (NEOs), providing informed and scientific background on the topic for policymakers, current threat status, and an update on international efforts aimed at addressing the NEO threat.

For more information, including speaker presentations, please visit the event page.

Speakers

Dr. Irwin Shapiro, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics

Dr. Mark Boslough, Principal Member of Technical Staff, Sandia National Laboratories

Mr. Lindley Johnson, NASA's Headquarters Program Executive for NASA's Near Earth Object Program

Moderator: Ms. Victoria Samson, SWF Washington Office Director

Jan 6, 2015

Recorded December 3, 2012

Secure World Foundation held a luncheon panel discussion on significant space policy challenges facing the second Obama Administration, including civil space funding and Congress, ITAR reform, improving space situational awareness, and improving the overall coordination of U.S. space activities.

For more information, please visit the event page.

Speakers

Ms. Marcia Smith, SpacePolicyOnline.com

Ms. Patricia Cooper, Satellite Industry Association

Mr. Brian Weeden, Secure World Foundation

Dr. Eligar Sadeh, Astroconsulting International

Moderator: Dr. Scott Pace, George Washington University

 

Jan 6, 2015

Recorded October 25, 2012

The Secure World Foundation (SWF) and the Arms Control, Disarmament, and International Security Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (ACDIS) co-hosted a panel discussion to discuss the current state of play in space, especially amongst Asian powers of Japan, India, and China. The event also examined how that play affects regional security issues, as well as international cooperative efforts to promote the long-term sustainable use of space.

For more information, please visit the event page.

Speakers

Dr. Bharath Gopalaswamy, University of Illinois - Champaign/Urbana

Dr. Joan Johnson-Freese, Naval War College

Dr. Asif Siddiqi, Fordham University

Dr. Kazuto Sazuki, University of Hokkaido and Princeton University

Moderator - SWF DC Office Director Victoria Samson

 

Jan 6, 2015

Recorded August 21, 2012

Secure World Foundation and the Space Foundation co-hosted a Congressional briefing with leading defense and industry perspectives to discuss current international initiatives aimed at outer space security and sustainability. 

For more information, please visit the event page.

Introductions

Brendan Curry, Vice President of Washington Operations, Space Foundation

Tiffany Chow, Program Manager, Secure World Foundation

Panelists

Sam Black, Director of Policy, Satellite Industry Association (SIA)

Peter Marquez, Vice President of Strategy and Planning, Orbital, Former White House Space Policy Director

Jessica Powers, Director for Engagement, Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Space Policy), U.S. Department of Defense

Frank Slazer, Vice President for Space Systems, Aerospace Industries Association (AIA)

Moderator

Victoria Samson, Washington Office Director, Secure World Foundation

Jan 6, 2015

Recorded July 17, 2012

To celebrate the release of the Executive Summary of the 2012 Space Security Index, the Secure World Foundation partnered with the Canadian Embassy in Washington, DC, to hold an important panel discsusion. The event featured four distinguished speakers who will discuss the most important events affecting space security in the past year and examine what might be coming up over the next year, and was be moderated by Ms. Victoria Samson, SWF DC Office Director.  

For more information, please see the event page.

Speakers:

Mr. Cesar Jaramillo - Project Ploughshares

Ms. Carissa Christensen - The Tauri Group

Mr. Michael Listner - Legal and Policy Consultant with Space Law and Policy Solutions

Ms. Audrey Schaffer - Office of the Secretary of Defense-Policy, Space

Jan 6, 2015

Recorded February 3, 2012

Man's activities in space have benefited life on Earth greatly, but they have left their mark: over 22,000 pieces of man-made space debris are being tracked as they orbit our globe. How does space debris affect our space activities, both now and in the future?  How do we monitor it?  What are the national policies and international norms that limit it? And what can be done about it?  "Trash in the Skies" explores these issues and more.

These and other questions were answered as the Secure World Foundation, a private operating foundation dedicated to the sustainable use of outer space over the long-term, hosts a lunch-time briefing on space debris. Speaking will be:

For more information, please visit the event page.

Speakers

Dr. Darren McKnight, Technical Director for Integrity Applications, Inc. (IAI) based in Chantilly, Virginia, who recently served on the National Research Council's Committee on NASA's Orbital Debris and Micrometeoroid Program.

Mr. Brian Weeden, Technical Advisor to the Secure World Foundation, and  former active duty U.S. Air Force officer who worked at the U.S. Strategic Command's Joint Space Operations Center (JSpOC) monitoring space debris.

Jan 6, 2015

Recorded on November 9, 2011

Over the last several years, China has made significant investments in developing and deploying space-based intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities to support military/national security requirements and enhance their regional power.  China is also developing doctrine and policy for the space domain, and integrating these new space capabilities into their anti-access/area denial strategy.  These developments represent an evolution in China's role in space, from an asymmetric actor to an established space power with significant investment and newfound vulnerabilities in space.  Please join the Secure World Foundation as we discuss how this shift may impact China's approach to space security and sustainability, the U.S.-China bilateral relationship, and possibilities for international cooperation on space security issues such as the European-proposed Code of Conduct.

For more information, pelase visit the event page.

Speakers:

Mr. Mark Stokes, Executive Director, Project 2049 Institute

Mr. Kevin Pollpeter, China Project Manager, Center for Intelligence Research and Analysis, Defense Group, Inc.

Dr. Owen Cote, Associate Director, Security Studies Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Mr. Brian Weeden, Technical Advisor, Secure World Foundation

Moderator: Ms. Victoria Samson, Washington Office Director, Secure World Foundation

Jan 6, 2015

Recorded on November 3, 2011

Because space is becoming more congested with more countries seeking its benefits, it is easy to overlook a primary space player which has been involved from the beginning of the space age: Russia. Still, Russia's efforts in space have shaped international discussions on space security and sustainability, and their plans for space will continue to affect other space actors. Additionally, Russia's space program is at an interesting point: while they presently are the only way that the United States can access the International Space Station, they are also seeking to match or even surpass the United States in overall space capabilities. Furthermore, Moscow is likely monitoring the efforts of other rising Asian space powers, though Russia and China have worked together in international discussions on space security issues. Please join the Secure World Foundation as we host "Russia's Space Plans," a panel discussion that examines Russia's space history, the current status of its space program and efforts in international fora to enhance space security, and possible future paths it may take.

Speakers:

Ms. Marcia Smith, Founder, SpacePolicyOnline.com

Mr. Anatoly Zak, Journalist and Founder, www.RussianSpaceWeb.com

Ms. Tiffany Chow, Project Manager, Secure World Foundation

 

Moderator: Ms. Victoria Samson, Secure World Foundation

Jan 6, 2015

Recorded August 11, 2011

"Analyzing the Development Paths of Emerging Space Nations: Opportunities or Challenges for Space Sustainability?" examines the selected nations' space policy development and interest (or lack thereof) in international cooperation, assessing how best the United States and the international community can reach out to these emerging space actors in the advancement of space sustainability.The authors also look at the European Union's draft Code of Conduct for Outer Space Activities to assess how the countries examined in this research view this proposed mechanism for space sustainability. Finally, the authors discuss the role that the United States has played to date in these regions and suggest ways in which the United States might enhance its efforts in the future.

For more information, please see the event page.

Speakers:

Megan Ansdell, Booz Allen & Hamilton

Laura Delgado Lopez, Institute for Global Environmental Strategies

Daniel Hendrickson, Aerospace Industries Association

The views and opinions expressed by the panel are those of the authors and do not reflect the official policy or position of their employers.

Jan 6, 2015

Recorded on July 28, 2011

"Asian Space Policy and the United States" featured a panel discussing the Beijing workshop, the direction of Asia space, and the role the United States' policy community can play in shaping that direction.  This panel focused primarily on the People's Republic of China. Following the panel discussion, there was an open Q&A session.

For more information, please visit the event page.

Speakers:

Dr. Jeffrey Lewis, East Asia Non-Proliferation Program, Monterey Institute

Ms. Alanna Krolikowski, University of Toronto

Mr. Ben Baseley-Walker, Advisor on Security Policy and International Law, Secure World Foundation

Moderator: Ms. Victoria Samson, Washington Office Director, Secure World Foundation

 

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