When: Friday, 20th October 2017, 6:30pm. To be followed by a reception. (Complimentary food and drinks provided)
Where: International Student House of Washington DC, Great Hall, 1825 R St NW, Washington DC, USA
Building on the success of the numerous SGAC events in the United States, this local Washington D.C. event will focus on international space cooperation and space utilization, following similar objectives to local SGAC events currently being held around the world. This event is supported and hosted by the International Student House in Washington D.C. and the Space Generation Advisory Council. The event is a panel format with guests from space agencies, embassy space attaches, and space industry representatives.
The SGAC is a global non-governmental organization and network, which aims to represent university students and young space professionals to the United Nations, space agencies, industry and academia. SGAC was established as one of the recommendations of the Third United Nations Conference on the Exploration and Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNISPACE III) held in Vienna in 1999. SGAC has Permanent Observer Status in the United Nations Committee on Peaceful Use of Outer Space (UN COPUOS) and regularly presents at its annual meeting and its two subcommittee meetings. SGAC has been contributing to the discussion by making statements and presentations on the various work that SGAC’s network produces throughout the year. This includes the reporting of the recommendations gathered at its events.
The International Student House (ISH) is a non-profit organization in the heart of Washington, DC, providing exceptional residential experience to a highly diverse international community of graduate students, interns, and visiting scholars. The House promotes inter-cultural dialogue, encourages life-long connections, and fosters global citizenship.
The Space Cooperation and Diplomacy (SCD) is the first event to be held by SGAC in collaboration with the ISH. The objective of the SCD event is as follows.
- To strengthen the regional network of the students and young professionals in the Washington D.C. region;
- To provide a perspective of space cooperation and diplomacy to the participants from the top professionals in the area;
- To examine and consider key questions in space cooperation and diplomacy that the community is facing. The panel format allows participants to discuss and to provide inputs from the next generation; and
- To allow tomorrow’s leaders to have the opportunity to interact with today’s space leaders and professionals in the region through the cooperation.
Dr. Juergen Drescher
Dr. Thomas Snitch