Secure World Foundation is pleased to have partnered with Observer Research Foundation once again for the 5th Kalpana Chawla Annual Space Policy Dialogue, held April 29-May 1, 2019 in New Delhi, India. The annual event gathers executives, policymakers, entrepreneurs, and academics in New Delhi to discuss disruptive trends in current space activities. Through networking opportunities and dialogue on various themes, participants discovered new ideas from across traditional and non-traditional space actors. SWF Washington Office Director Victoria Samson participated in panel discussions on space security and collective governance of the global commons.
This Dialogue was initiated in the memory of Dr. Kalpana Chawla, the first Indian-American woman in space. In honor of Dr. Chawla, ORF holds this annual dialogue highlighting the success of India’s cooperation with all the major spacefaring nations and to discuss ways to mitigate the ongoing socio-political challenges on Earth. For more information, visit our event page here and the official website.