Date And Time
Thu, September 17, 2020
7:30 AM – 5:00 PM EDT

National Defense University
300 5th Avenue
Lincoln Hall auditorium
Washington, DC 20319

Due to the restrictions associated with the current outbreak, we have rescheduled our CASI Conference to Thursday, 17 Sep 2020. We hope that you will be able to join us.

We know things are up in the air for most of us at this point, but we wanted to at least get the date on the calendar in time for people to plan (and still get FY20 travel funding) should the outbreak subside and the restrictions be lifted. So Please Sign-up if you are interested, it is not a commitment, and we know things may change yet again. But we’d rather have you sign up now and cancel later. Thanks, and stay healthy.

CASI’s mission is to advance understanding of China’s aerospace forces in support of the Secretary, Chief of Staff, Chief of Space Operations, and other senior leaders of the Department of Defense. CASI provides a single point of contact for critical Mandarin language-capable, expert research and analysis supporting decision and policy makers in the Department of Defense and across the U.S. government regarding the Chinese aerospace problem set. In order to accomplish this mission, CASI conducts an aggressive program of research, education, and outreach. This annual conference functions as the focal point to bring the year’s efforts together and present them to a broad audience. Join us and the community of practice for the discussion!

This event is closed to the Press/Media. Unless specifically stated otherwise, the conference is held under the Chatham House Rule, participants are free to use the information received, but neither the identity nor the affiliation of the speaker(s), nor that of any other participant, may be revealed.

Additional information: Attendance is free and registration is open to all. Lunch is available at a cost from the NDU cafeteria, which offers deli sandwiches, salad bar, a hot bar, and grab-and-go items. Uniform is business attire or uniform of the day. There is a parking lot available outside of the venue. The perimeter is access controlled via CAC. If you do not have access, not to worry! Contact us and we will send you the vetting form you will need to get in. Also, plan at least 15 extra minutes into your schedule to navigate security. Ensure you enter through the Fort McNair 2nd Street Gate, which is open 24/7. Once you enter Lincoln Hall, signs will direct you to the event and there will be a table to check-in. For additional travel information, directions, lodging recommendations, or any other questions related to the event, please do not hesitate to contact us at Once you have registered, please expect to get a follow-up email from me with some additional registration questions.


07:45–08:15 a.m. Check-in

08:15–08:30 a.m. Welcome–Dr. Brendan Mulvaney, Director CASI

08:30-09:15 Opening Keynote

09:15-09:30 Break

09:30-10:30 Panel One: Four Ways of Seeing- Space

10:30-10:45 Break

10:45-12:00 Panel Two: Actors in PRC Space

12:00-13:30 Lunch Break

13:30-15:00 Panel Three: PRC Space, international views and issues

15:00-15:15 Break

15:15-16:15 Closing Keynote

16:15-16:30 Closing Remarks–Dr. Brendan Mulvaney, Director CASI

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