“Astropolitics: The New Frontier” 24 June 2023 Bradford, UK


I’m looking forward to this summer’s Bradford Literature Festival 2023. I’ll be speaking on Saturday 24 June from 10:30-11:30AM in City Hall alongside Professor Chris Newman on the topic of “Astropolitics: The New Frontier“.

From the website:

Join us for an insightful conversation on the new era of space race. Our experts will delve into the world of astropolitics and the growing number of countries and global tech companies vying for supremacy beyond our planet.

The idea of spy satellites in space and humans on Mars was once the stuff of science fiction but now it’s at the heart of astropolitics. But what is it exactly and what’s at stake for the rest of us? Astropolitics combines the study of space with politics, policy, and international relations. And, not surprisingly, it reflects the political tensions here on earth.

Our experts, Dr Jill Stuart, professor of astropolitics at the London School of Economics and Political Science, and Professor Chris Newman, a lecturer in international relations and space policy at Northumbria University, will explain why this new space frontier is going to have far reaching consequences.

Tickets are £7 and can be booked here.

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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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