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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. Scott Pace.

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President Donald J. Trump Announces Intent to Appoint Scott Pace to the National Space Council

July 14, 2017

News of the announcement can be found in articles from Space Policy Online and the Planetary Society. Dr. Henry Hertzfeld will serve as interim director of the Space Policy Institute.

Dr. Henry Hertzfeld Cited in New Scientist

July 13, 2017

Dr. Hertzfeld commented on a recent Moon Express announcement in a New Scientist piece titled "Robotic landers could start mining the moon as early as 2020."

Dr. John Logsdon Cited by CNBC

July 12, 2017

Dr. Logsdon was quoted in the CNBC article titled "How Colorado is trying to cash in on the multibillion-dollar space race."

Dr. John Logsdon Cited by Daily Mail

July 10, 2017

Dr. Logsdon was quoted in the Daily Mail article titled "Trump offers bold space goals, but fills in few details."

Dr. John Logsdon Cited by CBS News

July 07, 2017

Dr. Logsdon was quoted in the CBS News article titled "Vice President Mike Pence vows to make space program great again."

Dr. John Logsdon Cited by Washington Post

July 02, 2017

Dr. Logsdon's comments on the re-establishment of the National Space Council were featured in a Washington Post article titled "President Trump relaunches the National Space Council." His comments were also featured in SpacePolicyOnline, Spaceflight Now, Geekwire, Nature, Motherboard and others.

"Support Supersonics to Sustain American Aerospace Ascendancy"

June 29, 2017

SPI graduate student, Cody Knipfer, authored "Support Supersonics to Sustain American Aerospace Ascendancy," which was published by Huffington Post

"A coming communications crunch at Mars"

June 05, 2017

SPI graduate student, Cody Knipfer, authored "A coming communications crunch at Mars," which was featured in The Space Review.

Chris Beauregard to Represent SGAC as Delegate in IAF Workshop

June 01, 2017

SPI graduate student, Chris Beauregard was nominated to represent the Space Generation Advisory Council and was accepted by the International Astronautical Federation's International Programme/Project Management Committee (IPMC) for the 2017 Young Professional Workshop in Adelaide, Australia.

Recent SPI Activity Featured in IAF Newsletter

May 31, 2017

The Space Policy Institute's recent successes were highlighted in the Members' Corner of the International Astronautical Federation's May newsletter.