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Sat, Apr 08



A Conversation With Dr. Scott Pace: The Politics of Outer Space

Dr. Pace’s expertise and experience in the field led to his being chosen as the head of the inaugural National Space Council. Join the foremost expert in the field to learn more about this area of international politics. Learn how Elon Musk’s SpaceX is primed to change the system.

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A Conversation With Dr. Scott Pace: The Politics of Outer Space

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Apr 08, 10:00 AM



About the event

Dr. Scott Pace has helped lead US space policy for the past few decades. He currently serves as Director of the Space Policy Institute, Director of the Institute for International Science and Technology Policy and Director of the MA International Science and Technology Policy program at the George Washington University's Elliott School of International Affairs. Pace was formerly the Director of the Space Policy Institute at the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University, where he was also a Professor of the Practice of International Affairs. 

Most notably, he served as the inaugural Executive Secretary of the National Space Council from July 2017 to January 2021, when he resigned. 

Join us for a conversation about space politics. Gain an understanding of how nations interact with each other in the final frontier. See how the system is undergoing change with the increasing number of private non-state actors engaging in outer space. 

Get answers to massive questions! 

Who owns the moon? 

What happens if we launch a nuke in space? 

How do do we regulate the use of satellites? 

Is the US responsible if one of its satellites falls on someone in Canada? 

How does Elon Musk fit into everything? 

Please contact Stephan Schneider with any questions about this event including reading materials to help prep you. 

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