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SEEING SPACE SECURITY: ROLE OF SSA FOR VERIFICATION OF FUTURE SPACE ARMS CONTROL (SWF/UNIDIR), Nov 10, 2020, virtual, 10:00 am-12:00 pm ET

The Secure World Foundation (SWF) and the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) will hold a webinar on November 10, 2020 from 10:00 am-12:00 pm ET on “Seeing Space Security: the Role of Space Situational Awareness for Verification of Future Space Arms Control.”

According to the event’s website:

This two-hour discussion hosted by Secure World Foundation (SWF) and the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR) will examine the potential for using SSA to verify future space arms control agreements. It will bring together experts from commercial, academic, and intergovernmental organizations to discuss current and emerging SSA capabilities as well as their limitations and lessons learned from other domains with existing verification regimes.

More information is on the SWF website.  Participants and the agenda are:

Agenda 

10:00 – Opening – Dr. Renata Dwan, UNIDIR

10:05 – What can we see? A technical analysis of current SSA capabilities

Speakers:

  • Dr. Dan Ceperley, LeoLabs
  • Dr. Doug Hendrix, ExoAnalytic Solutions
  • Dr. Moriba Jah, University of Texas, Austin
  • Dr. Regina Peldszus, German Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy

Moderator:

  • Ms. Victoria Samson, SWF

11:00 – What can we do? Lessons and ideas from verification regimes

Speakers:

  • Dr. Asha Balakrishnan, Science and Technology Policy Institute
  • Dr. Gunnar Jeremais, University of Hamburg
  • Mr. Larry McFaul, VERTIC

Moderator:

  • Dr. John Borrie, UNIDIR

11:50 – Commentator: Dr. Brian Weeden, SWF

11:55 – Closing – Dr. Peter Martinez, SWF

 

Details

Date:
November 10
Time:
10:00 am - 11:00 pm