6 July 2011. For the third consecutive year, ESPI contributed to the master course in space policy and institutions, held at the Italian Society for International Organizations (SIOI) in Rome.
The master course on space policy and international institutions, co-organized by the Italian Society for International Organizations (SIOI), the Italian Space Agency (ASI) and the Italian National Research Council (ISGI-CNR), and supported by the European Parliament, ESA, Finmeccanica and ESPI, has benefitted from ESPI presentations for the past three years. It has consistently been convened at SIOI in Rome. On this occasion, ESPI’s Director Kai-Uwe Schrogl and Resident Fellow Jana Robinson made a half-day presentation on space security and space law (download presentation here). SIOI is also a source of Research Interns at ESPI, who visit Vienna regularly to conduct their internships required for the course. SIOI was recently featured in the 12th edition of the newsletter for the European Space Policy Research and Academic Network (ESPRAN), managed by ESPI (download here). While in Rome, ESPI staff also visited ASI and the Institute for International Affairs (IAI), a leading think tank which is also active in space policy research and maintains close ties with ESPI, including contributions to the Yearbook on Space Policy. ESPI staff likewise called on the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT) and the Secretariat of the Space Group in the Italian Parliament.
ESPI’s Kai-Uwe Schrogl and Jana Robinson with SIOI Director General Sara Cavelli (centre)
In May, ESPI Resident Fellow Veronica La Regina gave a presentation at the master course in which she reported about her experience as a Resident Fellow at ESPI after her graduation from the SIOI master course in 2009. She spent a one year secondment at ESPI, supported by ASI. During her stay in Rome, Veronica La Regina also visited ThalesAlenia Space to present her recent work on SatCom policy.
ESPI Resident Fellow Veronica La Regina (second from left) with representatives of ThalesAlenia Space, including Senior Vice President Strategy and Business Development Joel Chenet, (second from right) who is also representing TAS in ESPI’s General Assembly, Luigi Longoni (first from left), Vice President Business Development & Institutional Customers and Armando Tempesta (first from right), Business Manager for Institutional Relations with ASI