International Space Development Conference

GLOBAL SPACE POLICY WORKSHOP

GLOBAL SPACE POLICY WORKSHOP

Preliminary* Agenda and Scheduled Speakers
*all information on this page is subject to change

Description/Topics Breakthrough technologies and renewed entrepreneurialism have propelled a global wave of outer-space exploration and commerce that extends well beyond traditional forms of activity controlled by a handful of dominant states. But as centuries-old dreams give way to new realities and expanded possibilities in space, a profusion of challenges have arisen as stakeholders from a variety of sectors pursue their own interests, frequently independently of each other. From space mining and tourism, the profusion of micro-satellites and debris, and the vulnerability of the military use of space, the near-Earth space is rapidly becoming not only the new “wild west” but a source of opportunity and conflict – the latter with inestimable consequences. Further, the implications to governance on Earth are far-reaching. As we move forward, can we learn from our past to develop mechanisms of governance that contribute to orderly advances with significa nt and lasting benefit? Can our citizens worldwide be confident in the development of a safe ‘space’?
Organizer(s): Lorna Jean Edmonds
Global Affairs and International Studies University of Ohio
Workshop Schedule Thursday, May 21  (10:30 am – 12:00 noon and 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Studio C (lower level)
 10:30:00 AM Welcome and IntroductionsLorna Jean Edmonds
Global Affairs and International Studies University of Ohio
 10:40:00 AM Existing Governance Systems and Protocols: Review of UN and International Reports – EU International Code of Conduct; Best Practices in Space and Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space and Confidence-building Measures.Theresa Hitchens
Centre for International and Security Studies (CISSM)
 11:10:00 AM Space Security IndexJohn Siebert
Project Ploughshares
 11:35:00 AM Rationale and Ideas for Future Models of Governance.Ram Jakhu
Centre for Research of Air and Space Law, Faculty of Law, McGill University 
 2:00:00 PM Talent for Space Cooperation and Governance.Ted Hewitt
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada
 2:30:00 PM  Panel Discussion – Talent and Innovation.

  • Lorna Jean Edmonds
  • Theresa Hitchens
  • John Siebert
  • Ram Jakhu
  • Ted Hewitt