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10 Years of the Wolf Amendment: Assessing Effects and Outcomes

Date: Thursday, December 9, 2021

Location: US,

December 9, 2021
1:00-3:00PM ET

Virtual Event 

In April 2011, Congress passed the Wolf amendment to put speed bumps in front of possible cooperation with China in space, and has reaffirmed the policy annually in subsequent legislation. Ten years later, sufficient time has passed to ask, did it accomplish what it set out to do? In order to understand how this legislation has shaped U.S. national interests and activities, SWF will host a virtual panel discussion which looks at the original intent of the legislation and how it has evolved; presents U.S. experiences in carrying out its requirements; examines consequences of the legislation; and analyzes possible paths forward for engagement with China in space.

Event format: 
Conversational keynote with former NASA Administrators Charles Frank Bolden Jr. 

Followed by a panel of experts, including:

  • Marco Aliberti, European Space Policy Institute
  • Scott Pace, Space Policy Institute
  • Jon Lowet, National Committee on US-China Relations
  • Kevin Pollpeter, CNA 
  • Makena Young, CSIS
  • Victoria Samson (moderator)

This event will be hosted virtually on Zoom; please click here to register. Live close captioning will be provided and a recording will be posted following the event. For more information, please contact Washington Office Director Victoria Samson.

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