Who Owns Outer Space? International Law, Astrophysics and NewSpace -- Professor Michael Byers - University of British Columbia and St Andrews Senior Global Fellow
Join Professor Michael Byers, University of British Columbia and St Andrews Senior Global Fellow, for the masterclass ‘Who Owns Outer Space? International Law, Astrophysics and NewSpace'.
Michael Byers holds the Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law. His work focuses on outer space, Arctic sovereignty, climate change, the law of the sea, the laws of war, and Canadian foreign and defence policy. Dr Byers has been a Fellow of Jesus College, Oxford University, a Professor of Law at Duke University, and a Visiting Professor at the Universities of Cape Town, Tel Aviv, Nord (Norway) and Novosibirsk (Russia). His most recent book is International Law and the Arctic (Cambridge University Press), which won the 2013 Donner Prize. Dr Byers is a regular contributor to the Globe and Mail newspaper.
The session will be organised as an open-ended discussion on the legal, political, commercial and environmental aspects of space exploration. Attendees will be asked to pre-read a small amount of material available upon registration.
To register please email [email protected] by noon (UK time) Friday 25 March.