About Us

The George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs, a world leader in research, graduate study, and informed discussion related to issues of science, technology, and public policy, established a Space Policy Institute in 1987. The Institute conducts research, offers graduate courses and organizes seminars, symposia, and conferences on topics related to domestic and international space policy. The Institute is directed by Dr. Henry Hertzfeld.

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Mansfield Foundation and SPI Host U.S. - Japan Space Forum

February 02, 2018

The Forum, titled: Space in the Abe-Trump Era: New Threats, New Actors, featured two panels Space in the U.S.

SPI graduate student Cody Knipfer recently published "Revisiting Non-Interference Zones in Outer Space" in The Space Review

January 31, 2018

SPI graduate student Cody Knipfer published a new piece in The Space Review, entitled "Revisiting Non-Interference Zones in Outer Space." 

SPI Graduate Student Takuya Wakimoto published "How to Reduce US Space Expenses Through Competitive and Cooperative Approaches" in The Space Review

January 23, 2018

SPI Graduate Student Takuya Wakimoto published "How to Reduce US Space Expenses Through Competitive and Cooperative Approaches" in The Space Review.

Dr. Scott Pace featured in GW Magazine, "A Return to the Moon"

December 18, 2017

"The Elliott School’s Scott Pace now leads President Trump’s revived National Space Council, which has its eye on the moon." Click here to read

SPI Graduate Student Chris Beauregard Moderates Dupont Summit Panel

December 14, 2017

Chris Beauregard was a moderator for The 10th Annual Dupont Summit on Science, Technology, and Environmental Policy. His panel was titled, "An Examination of Presidential Leadership in Space Policy."

SPI Graduate Students Appointed to SGAC Team

December 14, 2017

Two of our students have been appointed to positions with the Space Generation Advisory Council. Chris Beauregard will manage the SGx Conference in March, and Cody Knipfer is the new Strategic Communications Lead. 

Director Henry Hertzfeld featured in Washington Lawyer

December 06, 2017

Our Director, Henry Hertzfeld, was recently featured in the DC Bar magazine Washington Lawyer for an article examining the 50th Anniversary of the Outer Space Treaty.

SPI Graduate Student Cody Knipfer published "International Cooperation and Competition in Space: How - and Why - Should the United States Proceed"

November 21, 2017

SPI Graduate Student Cody Knipfer published "International Cooperation and Competition in Space: How - and Why - Should the United States Proceed," in The Space Review

SPI Hosts Colonel Jack Fischer, NASA Astronaut: "Living and Working Aboard the International Space Station"

November 13, 2017

SPI recently hosted Colonel Jack Fischer for a presentation about his time as an astronaut on the International Space Station.