28 Nov 2019: Space Ethics & Planetary Care, London


I am thrilled to be speaking next week at the Royal Museums Greenwich for this evening lecture alongside the brilliant Farhana Yamin.

Space Ethics and Planetary Care

From the website:

Apollo’s Earthrise image enabled us to see our fragile Earth floating in space. Over the next 50 years we are poised to explore, exploit and colonise our cosmos. This talk, the fourth in the series, seeks to address how we can learn to live as a global community within our – and other – planetary means.

The evening comprises a discussion between Dr Jill Stuart, expert in the politics, ethics and law of outer space exploration and exploitation, and Farhana Yamin, a leading international environmental lawyer, climate change and development policy expert and Extinction Rebellion activist. The panel and audience discussion will be chaired by Aluna’s artist Laura Williams.

Doors open at 5.30pm. Discussion begins at 6pm.


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Dr Jill Stuart is an academic based at the London School of Economics and Political Science. She is an expert in the politics, ethics and law of outer space exploration and exploitation. She is a frequent presence in the global media (print, radio, television, documentary) and regularly gives lectures around the world. From 2013-2017 she was Editor in Chief of the Elsevier journal Space Policy where she remains on the Editorial Board. She is also on the Board of Advisors of METI International, conducting scientific research into messaging potential extraterrestrial intelligence. She is one of an elite number of people to be endorsed by the UK Home Office as an Exceptional Talent Migrant/ World Leader in her Field. In 2015 she was awarded the prestigious Margaret Mead Award Lecture by the British Science Association in recognition of her cutting edge research. She is trained in both domestic and international mediation and has done consultancy work for the International Criminal Court and the International Court of Justice. She has a sub-specialism in women, peace and security and gender based violence. She is a Trustee of Luton All Women’s Centre.


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