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Date and Location

February 6, 2024
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM ET
T-520 Nye A, B (two Rooms)


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​​​​Please join the Belfer Center’s Defense, Emerging Technology, and Strategy Program (DETS) for a seminar on “ From the Space Race to Space Conflict: International Security Implications to Denied Freedom of Action in Space” on Tuesday, February 6th at 3:00 PM in NYE AB (Taubman-520). Refreshments will be served.

DoD Space professionals will discuss the rising threats from state and non-state actors, then explain what the US, allied, and partner nations are doing to protect and defend freedom of action in space. The space domain has experienced vast increases in unprotected government and commercial systems like the Global Positioning System (GPS) and Starlink—improving the world’s security and way of life. Competitors to the U.S. understand that the information and data dependency from these space capabilities creates strategic vulnerability to the US; competing nations are developing Anti-Satellite (ASAT) and non-kinetic weapons to weaken our economy and military operations.

Speakers and Presenters

​Lt Col Etan Funches, HKS National Security Fellow
Hollis Taylor, HKS National Security Fellow