23 September 2009. ESPI Researchers have been invited as panellists at two space security related workshops, organised by the Eisenhower Center for Space and Defense Studies at the U.S. Air Force Academy, which took place in Berlin and Washington DC respectively.
ESPI Research Fellow Wolfgang Rathgeber was part of a one-day workshop on Transatlantic Space Security Cooperation that was conducted today in Berlin. There, invited participants discussed various topics like recent security developments, protection of critical space infrastructures, cooperation in Earth observation and future avenues for cooperation. The high ranking and distinguished attendees of the workshop used the opportunity to engage in a stimulating debate on space security and its international context.
ESPI Research Fellow Wolfgang Rathgeber (right) with Sky Foerster from the Eisenhower Center
Earlier this month, ESPI Project Manager Nina-Louisa Remuß had been invited to speak as a panellist on international cooperation during the National Space Forum 2009 organised by the Eisenhower Center in Washington D.C. The two-day conference was centred around security-related topics like threat assessments in the space domain, deterrence and national policy, civil and military cooperation, arms control and international cooperation. The approach of thematic panels without power point presentations in an off-the-record setting provided room for interesting discussions and new approaches.
ESPI Project Manager Nina-Louisa Remuß (third from left) as panellist during the Washington DC event
The participation of ESPI staff in these events highlights the good cooperation between the Institute and the Eisenhower Center for Space and Defense Studies. This cooperation has evolved throughout the last years with ESPI staff attending previous Eisenhower events and a visit of a U.S. group headed by Sky Foerster, future Brent Scowcroft Professor of National Security Studies at the Eisenhower Center to ESPI.