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YURI’S NIGHT COURT (Space Court Foundation), Apr 12, 2020, virtual, 9:00-11:00 am ET (15:00-17:00 CEST)

On Sunday, April 12, the anniversary of the first human spaceflight by Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin, the Space Court Foundation will hold a virtual seminar on how his flight changed the world through the laws and policies that have evolved for outer space.

More information and a registration link are on the event’s website.  The program as of April 8 is as follows.  Times presumably are in Central European Summer Time (CEST) even though the agenda says CET (standard Central European Time).  Europe went onto summer time the last Sunday in March.  Subtract 6 hours from CEST for Eastern Daylight Time.

Panel 1 (15-16h CET): Space and Security – Laws and Policies of Hostilities in Space

  • Panelists
    • Alexandra Stickings, Research Fellow, Space Policy and Security, Royal United Services Institute (London, United Kingdom) https://rusi.org/people/stickings
    • Rajeswari Pillai Rajagopalan, Distinguished Fellow, Observer Research Foundation (New Delhi, India) https://www.orfonline.org/people-expert/rajeswari-pillai-rajagopalan/
    • Daniel Porras, Space Security Fellow, UN Institute for Disarmament Research (Geneva, Switzerland) https://unidir.org/staff/daniel-porras
    • Dmitry Stefanovich, Research Fellow with Center for International Security, IMEMO RAS (Moscow, Russia) https://www.imemo.ru/en/about/persons/department/full?id=2228
  • Moderator
    • Laetitia Zarkan, Graduate Professional Programme, UN Institute for Disarmament Research (Paris, France) https://unidir.org/programmes/wmd-osw

Panel 2 (16-17h CET): Commercial Space – Understanding the rules behind NewSpace

  • Panelists
    • Jessica Sweeney Noble, Senior Counsel, NanoRacks (Washington, DC, USA) https://nanoracks.com/
    • Charles Stotler, Co-Director, Center for Air and Space Law, University of Mississippi School of Law (Oxford, USA) https://law.olemiss.edu/faculty-directory/charles-stotler/
    • PJ Blount, Research Fellow for Cybersecurity Governance and Regulation, SES/University of Luxembourg (Luxembourg) https://wwwen.uni.lu/fdef/department_of_law/people/percy_blount
    • Oonagh Sands, Senior Associate, Fietta LLP (London, United Kingdom), https://www.fiettalaw.com/our-lawyers/oonagh-sands/
  • Moderator
    • Annie Handmer, PhD candidate, University of Sydney (Sydney, Australia) https://www.sydney.edu.au/science/study/student-experience/annie-handmer.html, Space Junk Podcast, Host https://www.listennotes.com/podcasts/space-junk-podcast-annie-handmer-VSI3JsDBQXM/


April 12
9:00 am - 11:00 pm