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PSSI invites you to the series of lectures on Space Security

19.03.2015

PSSI, in cooperation with the Institute of Political Studies at the Charles University and the American Center in Prague, invites you to the series of four lectures on the topic of Space Security that will take place at the American Center in Prague. 

1) Peter Marquez, April 9, 17:00

  • U.S. Space Policy at the National Level (via videoconference)

Mr. Marquez will review the U.S. space policy decision-making process, the purpose of a National Space Policy and its individual elements as they relate to geopolitics, national security, commerce/economy and budget considerations.

Vice-president for Global Engagement at Planetary Resources, owner of Ascending Node, national consulting firm specializing in space, fellow at the George Marshall Institute and formerly served at the White House as Director for Space Policy at the National Security Council.

Please register by April 7 at acprague@state.gov with subject line: Space Security.

2) Dr. Scott Pace, April 23, 17:00

  • U.S. National Security Space Debate (via videoconference)

Dr. Pace will introduce the changing nature of warfare resulting from the use of space capabilities, the different forms of space support for combat operations, the proliferation of more sophisticated space capabilities to allies and adversaries, and the relationship between space and military doctrine.

Director of the Space Policy Institute and a Professor of Practice in International Affairs at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs, previously served as the Associate Administrator for Program Analysis and Evaluation at NASA and Assistant Director for Space and Aeronautics at the White House.

Please register by April 21 at acprague@state.gov with subject line: Space Security.

3) Frank Asbeck, April 30, 17:00

  • Policy Framework for Space Security Activities in the European Union

Mr. Asbeck will provide an overview of the development of space security policy in the EU, introduce how space is organized in EU institutions and inter-institutional interaction concerning space security issues.

Mr. Asbeck is Principal Adviser for Space and Security Policy, European External Action Service (EEAS), previously served as Director of the European Union Satellite Centre (EU SatCen), and Deputy Director of the former Western European Union Satellite Centre.

Please register by April 28 at acprague@state.gov with subject line: Space Security.

4) Jana Robinson, May 7, 17:00

  • Space Security in Bilateral and International Relations

Mrs. Robinson will introduce how the changing space environment influences international space-related cooperation, review China’s and Russia’s initiatives in international organizations relevant to space and present the main elements of the EU’s international engagement with respect to space security issues.

Ms. Robinson is a Space Policy Officer at the European External Action Service (EEAS), previously Resident Fellow at the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI), seconded from the European Space Agency (ESA), and earlier served as Development Director at the Prague Security Studies Institute.

Please register by May 5 at acprague@state.gov with subject line: Space Security.
 

All lectures will be held in English. Series of lectures is part of Charles University's new course entitled "Space Security in the 21st Century." For more information about the event, please go here. 

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