Dr. Scott Pace Appointed as Vice-Chair for NOAA Advisory Committee

Effective September 16th, 2016, Scott Pace has been appointed Vice-Chair for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing. The committee was established in 2002 to provide information, advice, and recommendations to the Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere on matters relating to the U.S. satellite commercial remote sensing industry and NOAA’s activities to carry out the responsibilities of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Space Policy Institute Co-Hosts U.S.-Japan Space Forum

Last week, Karen Makishima, a member of Japan’s House of Representatives, joined members of the Mansfield Foundation and Space Policy Institute U.S.-Japan Space Forum for a discussion on bilateral space collaboration.

The event, a public seminar co-hosted by the Mansfield Foundation and the George Washington University Space Policy Institute, highlighted the rollout of policy recommendations that reflect the results of the U.S.-Japan Space Forum’s two-year study on critical developments and opportunities for bilateral space activities. Dr. Makishima, a former Cabinet Office Vice Minister, and a leading voice on norms-setting in space activities, discussed the significance of space within Japan’s broader priorities, and the important role of U.S.-Japan space collaboration. The September 9 seminar also invited comments from members of the broader defense and space policy communities in Washington, D.C. and Tokyo, who shared perspectives on space in American defense strategy, opportunities for advancing multilateral collaboration on space, and the intersection of the space private and public sectors. Last week’s public event follows several days of U.S.-Japan Space Forum meetings in Tokyo and Washington with U.S. congressional offices and members of Japan’s Diet and government space community.

2016 U.S.-Japan Space Forum

Friday, September 9, 2016
9:00am – 1:00pm

Elliott School of International Affairs
1957 E St NW
Washington DC 20052

On September 9th, 2016, the George Washington University Space Policy Institute will partner with the Mansfield Foundation on a public seminar discussing the path forward for U.S.-Japan collaboration in space. Members of the U.S.-Japan Space Forum will share their recently published recommendations. The seminar will also invite commentary from a broader subset of stakeholders in regional security and space activities, including members of the 2016 Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI) Trilateral Europe-U.S.-Japan Space Security Partnership Conference.

This event is by invitation only.

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