U.S. - India Space Cooperation Roundtable

When: Monday, April 30, 2018

Time: 3:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Where: U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H St NW, Washington, DC

In support of the U.S India Business Council's three-week cultural exchange promoting space exploration and scientific cooperation between the United States and India, SWF, USIBC, and Skymet Weather Services hosted a roundtable discussion and reception.

In a program conceptualized in 1940 by Nelson Rockefeller, the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is a professional exchange program funded by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. 

From April 30 to May 18, 2018, Indian guests will visit Washington, DC, Colorado, California and Florida where they will forge links between U.S. and Indian scientists, engineers, and public policy experts focused on space as they examine U.S. policies governing sharing of cutting-edge space technology. The delegation will further bilateral cooperation in the area of space sensors and consider potential applications for more capable satellites, from planetary science to assessments of natural resource availability. The program will also examine the role of non-government research institutions in advancing space science and consider the benefits of increased cooperation between U.S. and Indian academic institutions and government space agencies.

Indian Delegation

  • Mr. Kumar ABHIJEET, Assistant Professor, National Law School of India University
  • Dr. Jossia JOSEPH, Scientist D, National Institute of Ocean Technology
  • Mr. Srinivasa RAGHOTHAM, Assistant Editor, Deccan Herald
  • Dr. Krishnan Sundara RAJAN, Associate Professor and Head of the Lab for Spatial Informatics, International Institute of Information Technology (IIIT-H) Hyderabad
  • Prof. Nandan Kumar SINHA, Professor, Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras, Department of Aerospace Engineering

Event Materials

For more information, please contact SWF Washington Office Director Victoria Samson at vsamson@swfound.org.

Last updated on May 4, 2018