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HOW WILL WE GOVERN OURSELVES IN SPACE (New America), July 10, 2019, DC, 2:00-4:15 pm ET (webcast)

Future Tense —  a partnership among New America, Arizona State University and Slate — will sponsor a discussion on “How Will We Govern Ourselves in Space” on July 10, 2019 from 2:00-4:15 pm ET at New America’s offices at 740 15th St., NW, Suite 900, Washington, DC.

An RSVP link, agenda, and other information are on the event’s website.

The event will be webcast.

The agenda as of June 21 is:


2:00 – 2:45 PM: What Could be Unsettling about New Settlements?

Russell Shorto@RussellShorto Contributing writer, New York Times Magazine
Author of The Island at the Center of the World: The Epic Story of Dutch Manhattan and the Forgotten Colony That Shaped America

Bina Venkataraman@binajv
Director, Global Policy Initiatives at the Broad Institute of Harvard & MIT
Future Tense Fellow
Author of the forthcoming book, The Optimist’s Telescope: Thinking Ahead in a Reckless Age

Armstrong Wiggins
Washington, DC Director, Indian Law Resource Center

Andrés Martinez@andresDCmtz
Editorial Director, Future Tense

2:45 – 3:30 PM: Law & Order, or Game of Thrones? The Legal Landscape of Space Exploration

Amanda Nguyen@nguyen_amanda
CEO and founder, Rise
Board Chair, JustSpace Alliance

Henry Hertzfeld
Director, Space Policy Institute
Professor of Space Policy & International Affairs, The George Washington University

Yuliya Panfil@yneyman
Director, New America Future of Property Rights Program

Erika Nesvold@erikanesvold
Astrophysicist & Developer, Universe Sandbox
Co-founder, JustSpace Alliance

3:30 – 4:15 PM: What Do Community and the Social Landscape Look Like in Space?

Craig Calhoun@craigjcalhoun
Professor of Social Sciences, Arizona State University
Former director and president of the London School of Economics and Political Science
Author of Nations Matter: Culture, History and the Cosmopolitan Dream

Fred Scharmen@sevensixfive
Associate Professor, Morgan State University’s School of Architecture and Planning
Author of Space Settlements

Alex MacDonald
Program Executive for Emerging Space, NASA Office of the Chief Technologist

Lucianne Walkowicz@shaka_lulu
Astronomer, Adler Planetarium
Co-founder, JustSpace Alliance

4:15 PM: Reception


July 10, 2019
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm