Implications of Emerging Space Cooperation Dynamics in Asia

When: Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Where: Lindner Family Commons, Elliott School

In today's world, space technology has become a crucial tool to achieve economic and national
security objectives. Consequently, growing economic aspirations and national security concerns are
driving greater interest in space. The three emerging Asian space powers ‐ China, Japan and India ‐
are entering into space cooperation agreements with more established space powers to further
enhance their space capabilities, while at the same time leading their own regional space
cooperation organisations to promote space technology and its application in the Asia‐Pacific
Region. An environment of conflict, competition, and cooperation in space in Asia has resulted in the
steady increase in use of space in the recent years. Space cooperation in the Asia‐Pacific region is
leading to significant changes, having wide‐ranging strategic, economic and space sustainability

Speaker Background
Dinesh Kumar Yadavendra was an Advisor at the Headquarters Integrated Defense Staff (HQIDS),
New Delhi under the Indian Ministry of Defense, before joining the Space Policy Institute in June
2011.  As an Advisor, he was involved with Policy, Planning & Force Development issues including
those related to space activities.  Prior to HQIDS he worked in various responsible capacities with the
Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) where he gained wide multi‐disciplinary
experience.  In between he also served as a Deputy Director in the Indian Ministry of Commerce,
New Delhi. Mr Yadavendra holds a Master of Technology degree in Mechanical Engineering from the
Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and a Master of Business Administration in International

The Space Policy Institute, the Elliott School's Sigur Center for Asian Studies, and Secure World Foundation cordially invite you to a lecture by Dinesh Kumar Yadavendra, SPI Visiting Scholar, on the subject of "Implications of Emerging Space Cooperation Dynamics in Asia."

The lecture will be held at 12:00 pm on Tuesday, October 11 in the Lindner Family Commons, Room 602 of the Elliott School, 1957 E Street NW and will be followed by discussion and Q&A.

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