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Space Policy Briefing

Washington, D.C.
Thursday, July 30, 2009

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Overview: John D. Steinbruner (4 min.) is a Professor of Public Policy and Director of the Center for International and Security Studies at the University of Maryland. He is Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Co-chair of the Academy’s Committee on International Security Studies, and Director of the Academy’s project on Reconsidering the Rules of Space. Before coming to the University of Maryland, he served as Director of the Foreign Policy Studies Program at the Brookings Institution. He has held academic positions at Yale University, the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He serves as Chairman of the Board of the Arms Control Association.
Remarks: Robie I. Samanta Roy (10 min.) is Assistant Director for Space and Aeronautics in the Office of Science and Technology Policy, where he is responsible for a broad range of space and aeronautics-related activities ranging from human space flight to the Next Generation Air Transportation System. Previously he worked in the Congressional Budget Office, where he was the Strategic Analyst responsible for studies on military and civil space, missile defense, international relations, and other strategic forces issues. Prior to CBO, he was a Research Staff Member in the Systems Evaluation Division of the Institute for Defense Analyses, where he conducted studies related to command, control, communications and computers, intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems.
Presentations: Nancy Gallagher (Reconsidering the Rules for Space Security, 16 min.) is the Associate Director of Research at the Center for International and Security Studies and a Senior Research Scholar in the School of Public Policy at the University of Maryland. Before coming to the University of Maryland, she was Executive Director of the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty Task Force and worked with the Special Advisor to the President and the Secretary of State on recommendations to build bipartisan support for U.S. ratification. She has been an arms control specialist in the State Department, a Foster Fellow at the Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, and a faculty member at Wesleyan University.
Jeffrey G. Lewis (China's Space Program, 17 min.) is Director of the Nuclear Strategy and Nonproliferation Initiative at the New America Foundation. The Initiative seeks to reduce the role of nuclear weapons in international security and renew the fundamental bargain contained in the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. He is a research affiliate with the Center for International and Security Studies at the University of Maryland and a member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. He founded and maintains the nuclear arms control and nonproliferation blog, ArmsControlWonk.com. Before joining the New America Foundation, he was Executive Director of the Managing the Atom Project at Harvard University’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs.
Neal Lane (U.S. Space Policy: Challenges and Opportunities, 11 min.) is the Malcolm Gillis University Professor at Rice University. He also holds appointments as Senior Fellow of the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, where he is engaged in matters of science and technology policy, and in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. He served as Assistant to the President for Science and Technology and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, from August 1998 to January 2001, and as Director of the National Science Foundation and member (ex officio) of the National Science Board, from October 1993 to August 1998. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and serves as a member of the Academy’s Council.
George Abbey (U.S. Space Policy: Challenges and Opportunities, 14 min.) is Baker Botts Senior Fellow in Space Policy at the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy at Rice University. He directs the Space Policy Program, which facilitates discussions on the future of space policy in the United States. From 1995 until 2001, he was Director of the Johnson Space Center in Houston, Texas. He holds the NASA Distinguished Service and the Outstanding Leadership and Exceptional Service Medals. He also served as a member of the Operations Team awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom for their role in the Apollo 13 Mission.

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