Dr. Kai-Uwe Schrogl

Prof. Dr. Kai-Uwe Schrogl is Director of the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) in Vienna, Austria since 1 September 2007. Prior to this, he was the Head of the Corporate Development and External Relations Department in the German Aerospace Center (DLR). Previously he also work with the German Ministry for Post and Telecommunications and the German Space Agency (DARA). He has been a delegate to numerous international forums and recently served as the chairman of various European and global committees (ESA International Relations Committee and two UNCOPUOS plenary working groups). He presented, respectively testified, at hearings of the European Parliament and the U.S. House of Representatives. Kai-Uwe Schrogl has written or co-edited 11 books and more than 100 articles, reports and papers in the fields of space policy and law as well as telecommunications policy. He is editor of the “Yearbook on Space Policy” and the book series “Studies in Space Policy” both published at SpringerWienNewYork. In addition he sits on editorial boards of various international journals in the field of space policy and law (Acta Astronautica, Space Policy, Zeitschrift für Luft- und Weltraumrecht, Studies in Space Law/Nijhoff). Kai-Uwe Schrogl is a Member of the Board of Directors of the International Institute of Space Law, Member of the International Academy of Astronautics (recently chairing its Commission on policy, economics and law) and the Russian Academy for Cosmonautics. He holds a doctorate degree in political science and lectures international relations at Tübingen University, Germany (as a Honorary Professor) and has been a regular guest lecturer including the International Space University and the European Centre for Space Law’s Summer Courses.

Broadcast 1373 (Special Edition)

Guest: Dr. Kai-Uwe Schrogl. Topics: European space policy. We welcomed Dr. Kai-Uwe Schrogl, Director of the European Space Policy Institute (ESPI) to the show. Please visit their website for more information at www.espi.or.at. In our first segment, Dr. Schrogl told us what ESPI was and what they do. Note that he stressed they were a think tank, not an academic research center or educational institution. During this discussion, we compared and contrasted many aspects of European space policy with policy here in the States.

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