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GALLOWAY SPACE LAW SYMPOSIUM, Dec 14, 2021, virtual, 9:00 am-12:30 pm ET

The 2021 Eilene M. Galloway Symposium on Critical Issues in Space Law will take place virtually on December 14, 2021 from 9:00 am-12:30 pm ET.

More information and a registration link are on the event’s website.

The agenda as of December 9 is:

09:00 – 09:10: Welcome: Kai-Uwe Schrogl, President, International Institute of Space Law

09:10 – 09:20: Keynote: Dr. Diane Howard, Director Commercial Policy, U.S. National Space Council

09:20 – 10:10: National Space Resource Extraction Laws
Moderator, Joanne Irene Gabrynowicz, Prof. Emerita, UM School of Law, IISL Director

  • Japan – Setsuko Aoki,  Prof. of Law, Keio University Law School, Tokyo, Japan
  • Luxembourg – Mahulena Hofmann, Prof., SES Chair in Space, SatCom and Media Law, University of Luxembourg
  • U.S. – Michael Dodge, Assoc. Prof., Director of Graduate Studies, Dept. of Space Studies, Univ. of ND
  • UNCOPUOS LSC WG – Steven Freeland, Emeritus Professor, Western Sydney University; Professorial Fellow, Bond University; Vice-Chair UNCOPUOS Working Group on Space Resources
10:10- 10:25: Break

10:25 -11:15: Coordination and Authorization of Space Activities
Moderator, Dennis Burnett, General Counsel, HawkEye 360

  • Ryan Guglietta, Office of Space Affairs, U.S. Dept. of State
  • Therese Jones, Senior Director of Policy, Satellite Industry Association
  •  Audrey Allison, Senior Project Leader, Center for Space Policy and Strategy, Aerospace Corporation
11:15 -12:05: Legal Issues Regarding Private Astronauts
Moderator, Milton “Skip” Smith, Member, Sherman, and Howard
  • Sumara Thompson-King, General Counsel, NASA
  • Aaron Futch, Sr. Director, Legal, Commercial and Regulatory, Virgin Galactic
  • Megan Sieffert, Axiom Space, Inc.
12:05 Presentation of Liber Amoricum in honor of the late Dr. George Robinson
  • Marietta Benkö and Kai-Uwe Schrogl


December 14, 2021
9:00 am - 11:00 pm