This series features distinguished speakers from around the globe who are leading authorities in their fields, addressing key foreign policy issues. Our audience includes students, faculty and staff of higher educational institutions as well as members of the greater community. All lectures are free and open to the public. This is the sixth lecture in a series of six. "International Cooperation and the Future of Human Space Exploration" For more than fifty years, humans have explored space. Today the International Space Station, an international partnership of 15 nations, is the centerpiece of human space exploration. It has enabled more than 2,400 researchers from 83 countries to conduct investigations, and is paving the way for a robust commercial future for human spaceflight in low Earth orbit. Space agencies operating the International Space Station and representatives from additional space agencies are actively planning to collaboratively extend human presence further into space - to the vicinity of the Moon, the lunar surface, asteroids and Mars. Sustainable human exploration of the surface of Mars is their common long-term and driving goal. Investing in the technologies and capabilities to meet these challenges will continue the flow of benefits from space program investments to people on Earth. This lecture will describe international efforts to enable the future of human space exploration and its expected benefits to humanity.