27 May 2009. Today, the Chairman of UNCOPUOS Amb. Ciro Arevalo Yepes visited ESPI. Later the day a group of Master students at the Hamburg Institute for Peace Research and Security had a look on ESPI’s work in this field.
Amb. Ciro Arevalo Yepes, Chairman of the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS) visited ESPI in order to discuss the institute’s contribution to the work of the Committee. Welcomed by ESPI’s Director Kai-Uwe Schrogl and Project Manager Matxalen Sánchez Aranzamendi, he was presented the recent book publication “Threats, Risks and Sustainability – Answers by Space”, which responds to numerous highly topical issues, which are also currently discussed in UNCOPUOS. Amb. Arevalo has already been participating in ESPI events and will also be the keynote speaker at the upcoming Latin America – Europe Roundtable, which will take place on 8 June 2009 at ESPI.
Amb. Ciro Arevalo Yepes with ESPI Project Manager Matxalen
Sánchez Aranzamendi (left) and Kai-Uwe Schrogl (right)
Later the day, a group of 20 Master students from the Hamburg Institute for Peace Research and Security (IFSH) visited ESPI to gather information on the institute’s work in this field, which was provided in a presentation by Kai-Uwe Schrogl and ESPI Project Manager Nina-Louisa Remuß. The group was lead by its professor Götz Neuneck, who has frequently participated in ESPI activities and is an active member of the European Space Policy and Academic Network (ESPRAN), managed by ESPI.
Group of students with Götz Neuneck (third from right), Nina-Louisa Remuß (second from right)
and Kai-Uwe Schrogl (first from right)