10 Years of the Wolf Amendment: Assessing Effects and Outcomes

When: Thursday, December 9, 2021

Time: 1:00-3:00 PM ET

Where: Virtual

In April 2011, Congress passed the Wolf amendment to put speed bumps in front of possible cooperation with China in space, and has reaffirmed the policy annually in subsequent legislation. Ten years later, sufficient time has passed to ask, did it accomplish what it set out to do?  In order to understand how this legislation has shaped U.S. national interests and activities, SWF hosted a virtual panel discussion which looked at the original intent of the legislation and how it has evolved; presented U.S. experiences in carrying out its requirements; examined consequences of the legislation; and analyzed possible paths forward for engagement with China in space.  

Conversational keynote with former NASA Administrator Charles Frank Bolden Jr. 

Followed by a panel of experts, including: 

  • Marco Aliberti, European Space Policy Institute
  • Jon Lowet, National Committee on US-China Relations
  • Scott Pace, Space Policy Institute
  • Kevin Pollpeter, CNA
  • Makena Young, CSIS
  • Victoria Samson, Secure World Foundation (Moderator)

Click here to download the event transcript. For more information, please contact Washington Office Director Victoria Samson.

Last updated on January 4, 2022