Tuesday, September 20, 2022 from 5:00 PM to 7:30 PM PDT (Presentation starts at 6 PM PDT)
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This is a hybrid event, with in-person and online attendance. The Speaker will present remotely online.

***In-Person Location:
Lawndale Library (Meeting Room)
14615 Burin Ave., Lawndale, CA 90260
(South of 105 Hwy and East of 405 Hwy/Pacific Coast Hwy (1))
(Near SpaceX Hawthorne, and close to Northrop Grumman Space Park)
(also online on Zoom for a hybrid event)

 (This event is not sponsored by the Lawndale Library)

Parking Information:
(Free Library Parking, entrance on/from Grevillea Ave. Street Parking available, following the signs. Don't use City Hall/Civic Center Parking. Metered/Payment Parking Lot/Spots nearby.)

**Online Attendance:

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American Institute of Aeronautics & Astronautics, Los Angeles - Las Vegas Section 

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AIAA LA-LV 9/20 Section Town Hall Meeting (Hybrid)
tuesday, September 20, 2022, 6:00 PM PDT (US and Canada)
an AIAA LA-LV Hybrid Event (In-Person + Zoom)


(This event is not sponsored by the Lawndale Library)

The Emerging Space Environment:

Asia Leads in Setting the Tone of Space Development

Dr. Namrata Goswami
Independent Scholar on Space Policy and Great Power Politics,
Author of the Book Scramble for the Skies

(The speaker will present remotely online.)
(Donations are welcome and appreciated, but not required.)


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Tentative Agenda: (All Time PDT (GMT -0700))

05:00 pm - 05:50 pm: Check-in, Networking
05:50 pm - 06:00 pm: Welcome and Introduction
06:00 pm - 07:30 pm: Presentations and Q&A
07:30 pm - 08:00 pm: Networking. Adjourn
08:00 pm: Adjourn (Need to leave the building completely by 8 pm)


The talk will focus on how the space environment has changed from the Cold War to the Post Cold War Period with ideology and prestige taking a back seat, while space as critical infrastructure to a nation's economic prosperity becoming the main area of focus. In this particular emphasis, Asia is taking the lead with China setting the framework, Russia joining in, and several Asian space faring nations like Japan establishing national legislation to support space mining activities.


Dr. Namrata Goswami
Independent Scholar on Space Policy and Great Power Politics,
Author of the Book Scramble for the Skies

(Presenting online)

Dr. Namrata Goswami
is an independent scholar on space policy and Great Power Politics. She is a Faculty Associate at the Thunderbird School of Global Management, Arizona State University for their Executive Masters in Global Management, Space course. She is a consultant for Space Fund Intelligence and a guest lecturer at the seminar on “India Today: Economics, Politics, Innovation & Sustainability”, Emory University. She was subject matter expert in international affairs with Futures Laboratory, Alabama. She worked as Research Fellow at MP-Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses, New Delhi; a visiting Fellow at Peace Research Institute, Oslo, Norway; La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia; University of Heidelberg, Germany; Jennings-Randolph Senior Fellow, United States Institute of Peace; and was a Fulbright Senior Fellowship Awardee. She was awarded the Minerva grant by Office of the U.S. Secretary of Defense to study great power competition in outer space. In April 2019, Dr. Goswami testified before the U.S-China Economic and Security Review Commission on China’s space program. Her co-authored book, Scramble for the Skies: The Great Power Competition to Control the Resources of Outer Space was published 2020 by Lexington Press; Rowman and Littlefield. Her book on The Naga Ethnic Movement for a Separate Homeland was published in 2020 by Oxford University Press.  She has published widely to include in The Diplomat, the Economic Times, The Washington Post, Ad Astra, Asia Policy, Live Encounters Magazine, Cairo Review. She was invited in November 2019 to share about her life and her work at a Tedx event held at the Rosa Parks Museum, Montgomery, Alabama. She is currently working on two academic book projects, one on China’s Grand Strategy and Notions of Territoriality and the other on Spacepower Theory and Practice: Case Studies of U.S. China, India, Russia and Japan.