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If you are looking for a vibrant academic community — one with a global perspective and a commitment to the public good — then look no further than Washington, DC, and GW’s Elliott School of International Affairs.

The Space Policy Institute

Space Policy Institute

International Science & Technology Policy

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Allison Macfarlane, Program Director
At the Forefront of International Science and Technology Policy Education

Scientific and technological advances provide the basis of international competitiveness and account for the bulk of national growth and the improvement of the quality of life around the world. The ability to create, adapt, and adopt new technologies defines modern societies. In today's global environment, the need for innovation is essential for solving societal problems and staying ahead of competition. Developments in information technology, space exploration, genetic modification and advances in material science are governed and shaped by institutions that set science and technology policy.

In the News

Let’s go back to the moon. No, Mars. No, the moon. The debate continues.

February 24, 2015

The Washington Post quoted Scott Pace about NASA's "flawed policy" decision to focus on Mars exploration.

SpaceX deserves praise for audacious rocket landing attempt, say experts

January 12, 2015

FoxNews quotes John Logsdon, Professor Emeritus of Political Science and International Affairs, about the attempted landing of the Falcon 9 SpaceX rocket.

Manned commercial space flight: The final unregulated frontier

November 06, 2014

The Washington Post quotes John Logsdon, professor emeritus of political science and international affairs and part of the Space Policy Institute, about the FAA's Office of Commercial Space Transportation in the wake of the Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo accident.