Kimball Smith Series: “Arms Races in Outer Space: Physics and Politics”

Event time: 
Wednesday, April 12, 2023 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Rosenfeld Hall RSN See map
109-111 Grove Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

Join the Kimball Smith Series for a moderated panel followed by small group discussions regarding outer space and global security. The panel will feature experts Laura Grego (Senior Scientist and Global Security Research Director, Union of Concerned Scientists) and Gershon Hasin (Martin R. Flug Visiting Lecturer in Law, Yale Law School). Attendees will learn about technologies ranging from anti-satellite weapons to spy balloons. The program will cover key physics considerations for understanding space security, as well as diplomatic and regulatory approaches to limit arms races. Yale community members of all disciplines and levels of expertise are encouraged to attend.
Program partners: International Security Studies, Department of Political Science, Department of Physics, Wright Laboratory, Department of Astronomy.