The Policy Studies Institute at Colorado State University announced the schedule for its fall colloquium series, called "Space and Public Policy."
The series will include four talks, which are free and open to the community. The first talk will be by Molly Maccauley, Senior Fellow at Resources for the Future in Washington, D.C. Maccauley will speak at 4 p.m. Oct. 20 in Room 220-222 in the Lory Student Center on campus. Her talk is titled "Space Policy and the Environment."
Other speakers will include Howard McCurdy, professor at American University, who will speak on "Space, Popular Culture and Imagination;" Wendell Mendell, senior scientist at NASA Johnson Space Center, who will speak on "Space Exploration Paradigms for the 21st Century;" and Declan O’Donell, president and founder of United Societies in Space based in Denver, who will speak on "Mars Governance: The Prospects of International Space Law for Human Expansion into Space."
The Policy Studies Institute is a bipartisan research center housed in the College of Liberal Arts. The institute acts as a clearinghouse for disseminating results of public policy studies and provides decision makers with the information, techniques, and processes to solve public policy problems effectively and fairly.
The calendar for the spring colloquium series follows. All talks begin at 4 p.m. in Room 220-222 Lory Student Center.
Oct. 20 – Molly Maccauley, "Space Policy and the Environment"
Oct. 27 – Howard McCurdy, "Space, Popular Culture and Imagination"
Nov. 17 – Wendell Mendell, "Space Exploration Paradigms for the 21st Century"
Dec. 1 – Declan O’Donell, "Mars Governance: The Prospects of International Space Law for Human Expansion into Space."
The colloquium series is sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts, the Center for Engineering Infrastructure and Sciences in Space, Pi Sigma Alpha and the Policy Studies Institute. For more information about the lecture series or the Policy Studies Institute, call James Lester in the department of political science at (970) 491-5156.