In Case You Missed It: AAS Goddard Symposium and SWF Conference Presentations Available

In Case You Missed It: AAS Goddard Symposium and SWF Conference Presentations Available

Video or audio recordings of two recent space policy-related conferences are now available on the Web.

Video from the American Astronautical Society’s 50th Goddard Memorial Symposium, held March 28-29, 2012 in Greenbelt, MD, is now posted on NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s (GSFC) website.  Video of all the presentations is available, including remarks by —

  • Christopher Scolese, GSFC Director;
  • Charlie Bolden, NASA Administrator;
  • Steve Squyres, chairman of the NASA Advisory Council;
  • House Science, Space and Technology Committee Chairman Ralph Hall (R-TX);
  • Kathy Sullivan, Deputy Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); and
  • Rear Admiral Liz Young, National Reconnaissance Office

Audio recordings of the Space Security Conference 2012 sponsored by the Secure World Foundation (SWF) and the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), held March 29-20, 2012 in Geneva, Switzerland, are also available.  Included are presentations from —

  • Victoria Samson, Director of SWF’s Washington Office;
  • Theresa Hitchens, Director of UNIDIR;
  • Peter Marquez, former Director of Space Policy for the White House National Security Council and currently Vice President for Space Strategy and Planning, Orbital Sciences Corp.;
  • Frank Rose, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Space and Defense Policy;
  • John Sheldon, professor of Space and Cyberspace Srategy at the School of Advanced Air and Space Studies, Maxwell Air Force Base;
  • Victor Vasiliev, Deputy Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations Office in Geneva; and
  • Haitao WU, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary for Disarmament Affairs and Deputy Permanent Representative for the Peoples Republic of China to the U.N. Office at Geneva.

Editor’s Note:  The video of my closing remarks to the AAS Goddard Memorial Symposium on March 28 is also available on the GSFC site.

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