Toronto Metropolitan University: IID - Today's Leading Space Issues (ONLINE)

Today's Leading Space Issues
Wednesday, November 9, 2022 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

The International Issues Discussion (IID) series at Toronto Metropolitan University is proud to present its third virtual talk of the Fall 2022 term: "Today's Leading Space Issues."

Our guest will be Dr. John M. Logsdon, Professor Emeritus of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs, where he taught for 38 years. In 1987 he founded GW's Space Policy Institute, which he directed for many years. Between 1983 and 2001, he was also Director of the School's Center for International Science and Technology Policy, and a faculty member of International Space University from 1988 to 2020. In 2008-2009, he held the Charles A. Lindberg in Aerospace History at the Smithsonian Institution National Air and Space Museum. His books include the award-winning John F. Kennedy and the Race to the Moon (2010), After Apollo? Richard Nixon and the American Space Program (2015), and Ronald Reagan and the Space Frontier (2019). He is the editor of The Penguin History of Outer Space Exploration: NASA and the Incredible Story of Human Space Exploration (2018), and the seven-volume series Exploring the Unknown: Selected Documents in the History of the U.S. Civil Space Program (1995-2008). Dr. Logsdon has also authored numerous articles and lectured on space issues to a wide variety of audiences, as well consulting with public and private organizations, giving expert commentary in the media, and testifying before the U.S. Congress. In 2003, he served as a member of the Columbia Accident Investigation Board, and between 1998-2001 and 2005-2009, he was a member of the NASA Advisory Council. He is the recipient of many national awards for public service and education, and has served on numerous national and international advisory boards for space policy.

His talk will be held on-line via Zoom on Wednesday, November 9th at 6:30pm (Eastern Time). Registration is free via Eventbrite. Please note that registration via Eventbrite closes one hour before the event starts.

Founded in 2005, the IID is a non-partisan, student-led forum designed to engage all members of the TMU community on major events and issues in contemporary global affairs through reasoned, objective, and scholarly discourse. For further details about the IID and our series please see  or contact the IID student leaders at

Who can attend: Everyone
Organized by: International Issues Discussion series at Toronto Metropolitan University