Newswise — What essentials are needed to shape a national strategy for U.S. activities in outer space?

Secure World Foundation (SWF) invites you to “Foundations of a National Space Strategy” – a special luncheon panel discussion to be held in Washington, D.C. on Monday, December 13, 2010.

The Secure World Foundation -- in partnership with Astroconsulting International, the George Washington University’s Space Policy Institute, and the U.S. Air Force Space and Cyber Strategy Center -- has been working on a project that examines what essentials are needed to shape a national strategy for U.S. activities in outer space.

Experts from the U.S. military, NASA, government, and academia have produced a series of academic papers that lay the intellectual foundations for a National Space Strategy.

These papers are being published in a special issue of the peer reviewed journal Astropolitics - The International Journal of Space Politics and Policy. Selected authors will be presenting their findings at this luncheon panel discussion.

Luncheon Panel Discussions:

-- Why a National Space Strategy is ImportantJohn Sheldon, Air Force Space and Cyber Strategy Center

-- Overview of the National Space Strategy ProjectEligar Sadeh, Astroconsulting International

Selected Strategy Topics for the luncheon, with SWF's Brian Weeden as Moderator:

-- Peter Hays, Eisenhower Center – National Security-- Nancy Gallagher, University of Maryland – Governance and International Cooperation-- Jeff Foust, Futron – Space Launch Capabilities

This special luncheon discussion will be held from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. on Monday, December 13th at:

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace1779 Massachusetts Avenue, NW,Washington, D.C.

NOTE: RSVPs are required.

Please contact SWF’s Tiffany Chow Email: [email protected] Phone: (202) 462-1841

About Secure World Foundation

Secure World Foundation (SWF) is headquartered in Superior, Colorado, with offices in Washington, D.C. and Brussels, Belgium.

SWF is a private operating foundation dedicated to the secure and sustainable use of space for the benefit of Earth and all its peoples.

SWF engages with academics, policy makers, scientists and advocates in the space and international affairs communities to support steps that strengthen global space sustainability. It promotes the development of cooperative and effective use of space for the protection of Earth’s environment and human security.

The Foundation acts as a research body, convener and facilitator to advocate for key space security and other space related topics and to examine their influence on governance and international development.