The Prague Security Studies Institute’s (PSSI) fifth Space Security Conference, titled ‘Evolution of the Counterspace Threat and Strengthening of International Space Partnerships’ starts June 9 until 11 June 2019.
The conference will seek to identify policy challenges related to higher risk environment, including space hybrid operations in the cyber and economic and financial (E&F) domains.
Commenting on the summit, Professor Scott Pace, formerly of the Elliott School of International Affairs, George Washington University, Washington, DC, said: “The PSSI Space Security Conference series is a unique and valuable opportunity to meet and hear from the world’s top space security experts and policymakers. Truly an outstanding experience.”
Speaking on the event, Dr Kai-Uwe Schrogl, Chief Strategy Officer at the European Space Agency (ESA), observed: “With this impressive workshop series, PSSI has become the undisputed champion for the crucial trilateral security partnership in space.”
Among the keynote speakers this year are space security officials and experts from Europe, the United States, and Japan, including Andrea L. Thompson, Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security from the U.S. Department of State; Lt. Gen. David D. Thompson, Vice Commander of the United States Air Force Space Command; Toshihiko Kasahara, Deputy Director of the Japanese Prime Minister’s Office Cabinet Satellite Intelligence Center (CSICE); Kai-Uwe Schrogl, Chief Strategist at the European Space Agency (ESA); and Carine Clayes, Special Envoy for Space at the European External Action Service.
Remarking on the conference, Victoria Samson, Washington Director of the Space Security Conference (SWF) added: “The PSSI Space Security Conference series allows for both high-level and in-depth discussions of major issues affecting the security and stability of the space domain. SWF has been proud to have been involved in the series since 2016.”