Space Policy Institute

Welcome to SPI

The George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs is a world leader in research, graduate study, and informed discussion related to issues of science, technology, and public policy. The Space Policy Institute celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2017. The Institute conducts research, offers graduate courses and organizes seminars, symposia, and conferences on topics related to domestic and international space policy. SPI is associated with the International Science and Technology Policy academic program, which leads to a Master of Arts degree at the Elliott School. The Institute operates within the Elliott School, but does so with support from The George Washington University as a whole, in addition to funding from a number of individual, corporate, foundation, and government sources. The Institute is directed by Dr. Henry Hertzfeld.

Event on Orbital Debris Mitigation

Dr. Henry Hertzfeld, director of the Space Policy Institute, and Professor of Space Law and Economics moderated a panel discussion on orbital debris mitigation law and policy issues. You can find the event details below: Forum on Air & Space Law: Orbital Debris...

Dr. John Logsdon Cited by Forbes

Dr. Logsdon was cited in the Forbes news article titled “What A Trump Loss In November Would Mean For NASA’s Lunar...

Dr. John Logsdon Cited by The Washington Post

Dr. Logsdon was cited in The Washington Post’s news article titled “Trump campaign pulls ad about SpaceX launch after former astronaut calls it political...

Dr. John Logsdon Cited by

Dr. Logsdon was cited in the news article titled “Trump’s ‘Make Space Great Again’ ad was like nothing we’ve ever seen.”

Dr. Deganit Paikowsky Authored an Article for SpaceWatch.Global

Dr. Paikowsky, non-resident SPI scholar, authored an Op-ed article titled “SpaceWatchGl Opinion: Five Thoughts On The Artemis Accords, And Another One For Israel.” The article was published by SpaceWatch.Global and can be found...

Dr. John Klein Authored an Op-ed Article for Space News

Dr. John J. Klein, adjunct SPI professor, authored an Op-ed article titled “To deter attacks on satellites, U.S. needs a strategy to identify bad actors“. The article was published by Space News and can be found...

Get to Know the Space Policy Institute


1957 E St NW Suite 403

Washington, D.C. 20052

Phone: (202) 994-1592

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