Space Intersections Symposium

Event description

  • Academic events
  • Diversity and inclusion
  • Free
  • Sustainability

How do leading experts view the intersection of religious and political ideologies in relation to human expansion into space?

The Space Intersections symposium, led by Jack Traphagan, ASU Interplanetary Initiative's 2023-2024 fellow, will explore how political and religious ideologies are employed in relation to space expansionism.

May 13-14, 2024 // 8-4 p.m. EST

ASU Barrett and O’Connor Washington Center
1800 I St NW
Washington, DC 20006

Symposium themes 

Ideologies and Space Expansionism
Religious and political ideology in relation to the development and execution of space exploration and expansion.

Religious and political ideology in relation to competition and cooperation among space-faring nations.

Justification of Space Expansionism
Capitalism, neoliberalism and notions of human salvation as ideological frames justifying human expansion into space.



Event contact

Jack Traphagan

Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Monday, May 13: 8-4 p.m. EST
Tuesday, May 14: 8-3 p.m. EST

11:00 am6:00 pm (MST)


ASU Barret and O'Connor Washington Center