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Dr Jill Stuart

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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.

17-19 February 2020 "UAE Public Policy Forum" Dubai

I'm looking forward to speaking at the upcoming UAE Public Policy Forum in Dubai next February. The topic is "Agile Government: Becoming Future Proof"....

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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...

11-20 October 2019 Bloomsbury Festival, London

The Bloomsbury Festival is going on this week and themed around the 50th anniversary of the Moon landings. There are a lot of things...

28 November 2019 "Space Ethics and Planetary Care" London

I am excited to be speaking at this event alongside the amazing Farhana Yamin. From the event website: "Maritime Lecture Series - Space Ethics and...

9 October 2019 "Space Psychology" London

I hope to make it to this event With Dr Iya Whiteley next Wednesday 9 October 2019 from 13-14:00 at the Wellcome Collection. I...

Until Jan 2020: The Moon special exhibition at the Royal Museums Greenwich

      It has been an absolute pleasure and privilege to be involved in this exhibition, and I am very flattered to be featured in a...

Book "Dr Space Junk Vs The Universe" by Dr Alice Gorman

Long-term colleague and friend Alice Gorman (aka Dr Space Junk) has a new book out! I haven't received my copy yet but can assure...

19 March 2019 "The Human Martian" The Royal Institution

I am absolutely thrilled to be speaking within this amazing line-up in the Faraday Theatre at the RI in a couple of weeks: multi-Guinness...

Book "Ad Astra: An Illustrated Guide to Leaving the Planet" by Dallas Campbell

I am thrilled to have contributed a chapter to this brilliant book by Dallas Campbell published with Simon & Schuster in 2017 (this is a...

4-7 December 2018: Galaxy Forum Hainan 2018 (China)

I won't be there, but this looks like a good session, worth promoting, with some great speakers (including colleague and friend Bernard Foing)... Text from...

Documentary Movie: Nureyev

I am honored to have been at the premier of the new documentary film Nureyev last night (and honored to be one of the...

27 June 2018 "Spectral Power" screening, Royal Observatory (London)

This looks interesting--I plan to try and go, schedule willing! Full details available on artist Phil Coy's website and also the Royal Observatory's/ Royal Museums Greenwich...

15 June 2018 "Kosmica: Ethereal Things" London edition

Very much looking forward to going to this event tomorrow night... I believe there are still tickets av available! KOSMICA: ETHEREAL THINGS (LONDON EDITION) 6.30pm - 10.00pm, Fri...

New Book "Limiting Outer Space" Ed Alexander C.T. Geppert

There’s a great line up of authors in this new book, from NASA’s Roger Launius to the Science Museum’s Doug Millard: Limiting Outer Space: Astroculture...

By 1 June 2018: "Graffiti Without Gravity" Vote

Like street art? Like outer space? You're in luck. On 18 May 2018 the European Space Agency (ESA) & The Hague Street Art joined forces...

14-15 April 2018 "Kosmica" Sunderland, UK

This Kosmica programme looks brilliant, as always! I'm gutted that I'll  be out of the country so will miss it, but look forward to...

13 December 2017 "Sixty Years in Space" ISPL/UCL London

I'm gutted that I'll be travelling out of the country for this! A free seminar with the full title: Space Serving Humanity: Celebrating Sixty Years...

New Book "Beyond the Sky: You and the Universe" by Dara O'Briain

I hadn't realised that Dara O'Briain was interested in space until I was sat across the aisle from him at an event at the...

Until 12 November 2017 "Space Tapestry" Oxford

Aleksandra Mir is a brilliant artist, whose exhibition "Space Tapestry" I have blogged about before. It was a huge privilege getting to know her, and...

21-22 November 2017 "Commercialisation of Space" RAES

I won't be able to attend, but it's worth publicisng this event! Commercialisation of Space: Realising UK Goals for Innovation and Growth From The Royal Aeronautical...

29 October 2017 "Who Owns Space?" Battle of Ideas, London

I'm looking forward to doing the Battle of Ideas  at the Barbican, London 28 & 29 October 2017 again this year!  I'm so grateful that Zulfikar...

12 October 2017 Arts Catalyst Event, London

The Live Creature and Ethereal Things: Bringing Physics Into the Human Experience I'm very much looking forward to catching up next week on the research...

26 September 2017 "Flight by Light with Bill Nye LightSail™ & Innovations in Solar Sailing" Adelaide

Absolutely gutted to miss the 68th International Astronautical Congress in Adelaide this year, and of course there will be many great events... but I'd...

16-18 October 2017 "Space Policy & Law Course" ISPL London

My respected colleagues at the Institute of Space Policy and Law (ISPL) have a three day course coming up—the  below is from their website...

7 Sept - 12 Nov 2017 "Cloud Cores, Moon Geese and Wandering Trees" Basel

I have long followed the intelligent, fun and inherently engaging work of the artist/scientist Agnes Meyer-Brandis—we first overlapped at an Arts Catalyst exhibition at...

New Book "We Can't Stop Thinking About the Future" by Aleksandra Mir

I am incredibly flattered to be one of the people interviewed in this book. The author, artist Aleksandra Mir, contacted me some time ago and invited...

"Shuffle Festival" 26-27 August 2017 London

I'm looking forward to speaking at this event, with a theme this year of "Public / Private". I'll be on a panel discussing access...

7-9 July 2017 "Bluedot Festival" (Cheshire, UK)

A friend/ colleague gave me a 'heads up' about this event... billed as "An intergalactic festival of music, science, arts, culture and the exploration...

28 Sept to 1 Oct 2017: New Scientist Live (London)

Yours truly will be speaking! New Scientist Live is marketed as "The World's Most Exciting Festival of Ideas", held in London over the weekend of 28...

Summer 2017 "Space Tapestry" UK

I am so incredibly flattered to have been one of the subjects interviewed for this project by the artist Aleksandra Mir. The project is called Space Tapestry,...

"Near Earth Asteroids- Threats or Opportunities?" 19 October RAES London

I'll be amongst those speaking at this one day conference at the Royal Aeronautical Society on Wednesday 19 October 2016. You can read the Conference...

"Women With the Right Stuff" BBC 'The Documentary' podcast

Hello all, from Burma (Myanmar), where I am catching up on a bit of work before I head out to do the Circle Line...

Loss of Molly Macauley

It is with tears that I offer my sadness at the death of Molly Macauley Colleague Role Model Mentor Friend It pains me to even...

13 July 2016 "Assuring Access to Space" RUSI London

From the Assuring Access to Space event website:  13 July 2016, 9:00 to 17:00 RUSI Whitehall assuring_access_to_space_draft_programme.pdf We are on the cusp of a new space era. New...

"Above and Beyond" London until 29 August 2016

I can't wait to attend this event, it looks brilliant! Details from the Above and Beyond website "Experience what space flight is really like and glimpse...

Forthcoming documentary "Earthlings Quest" on SETI/METI

  I am proud to be a Trustee of the recently created METI International--Messaging Extraterrestrial Intelligence. This forthcoming documentary details the debate between the SETI and...

10 June 2016 "Britain's Place in Space" Cheltenham, UK

The Queen’s Speech mentioned a UK SpacePort, and the Space Growth Innovation Strategy has been all the ‘buzz’ at UK space conferences this year. I’ll...

Event 14-15 June 2016 "Cometary science after Rosetta" London

This event is meant for specialists, and may be of interest to some of you. I was on a panel with Dr Matt Taylor...

New Book "Goldilocks and the Water Bears: The Search for Life in the Universe"

I need a reviewer of this for Space Policy! If you are interested, please email me through the contact form, or at jill.stuart@space-policy.com. I was...

What do they eat in space? Infographic

I was sent this infographic from labeley.com. It's a fun and interesting infographic about something all astronauts/ cosmonauts/ taikonauts need to think about... What to...

Call for Artist in Residence at the ESA

Under the aegis of the European Digital Art and Science Network, Ars Electronica cordially invites artists to take part in a competition for a...

7-8 July 2016 Spaceland Conference, Mauritius

Oh how I would love to go to this! (Dr Jill starts plotting...) From the 4th SpaceLand Congress website (and I recommend downloading the PDF Flier...

"Jill Stuart on METI & Space Politics" February 2016

I was recently interviewed for the LSE Hotseat, on the subject of METI (Messaging International Terrestrial Intelligence), and other aspect of outer space politics...

"Who Owns Outer Space?" Podcast available

I gave a lecture at the Cambridge Festival of Ideas in October 2015 on the topic "Who Owns Outer Space?" This is the lecture for...

2 April 2016 "Terraforming- terrifying or terrific?" Edinburgh

I'm looking forward to joining this panel at the Edinburgh International Science Festival. From the event webpage: Terraforming – terrifying or terrific? Saturday 2 April Terraforming is the...

Call for papers "Space Settlement Symposium"

Forthcoming symposium: "The Pursuit of Space Settlement" When: 23 September 2016 Proposals due: 23 April 2016 Location: Texas State University (San Marcos, TX) The Philosophy Department, Ingram School of...

"Space Laws" by Dr Stuart in the World Today

Yours truly is very flattered to be the cover story of this week's The World Today, the journal of Chatham House. It's a brilliant...

16-17 March 2016 "Family Stargazing Event" Berkshire, UK

British Science Week 2016 is coming up this March! Of the many events are two evenings of stargazing, for a family-friendly night out. From the Stargazing...

New Book: "What's It Like in Space?" by Ariel Waldman 2016

My colleague Ariel Waldman has a lovely new book out, forthcoming and available for pre-order. From Ariel's website: "Everyone wonders what it’s really like in space,...

12 January "A Cosmonaut's Trip" London ICA

What a great event...I will be there! From the website for "A Cosmonaut's Trip" 12 January "A Cosmonaut's Trip" Cinema 1, 8:30pm BOOK TICKETS via ICA website (£7-£11) Focusing on...

3 February 2016 "SpacePort UK" RAES, London

Who better to spearhead a discussion on a UK Spaceport than the Royal Aeronautical Society... All day 3 February at RAES HQ (No 4...

McGill PostDoc Opportunity: 2015

From the website of the respected McGill Institute of Air and Space Law: "The Institute of Air and Space Law of McGill University intends to...

15 December 2015 "Tim Peake Astronaut launch events" London

On 15 December 2015 Tim Peake will become the UK's second ever astronaut, following in the footsteps of Helen Sharmon who flew to Mir...

New Documentary "The Visit: An Alien Encounter"

I'm going to see this tomorrow night at the Dochouse in London.  "The Visit: An Alien Encounter" (2015) (IMDB) Director: Michael Madsen "With unprecedented access to the UN...

1 December 2015 "Human Spaceflight" London

As one of the many energetic events leading up to the launch of UK astronaut Tim Peake into space, the Royal Aeronautical Society is...

"Should I Stay or Should I Go.... to Mars?" Naked Scientist Podcast

On 27 October 2015 I participated on a panel for a "Naked Scientists" broadcast/ podcast on the topic of "Should I Stay or Should...

13 Nov 2015 "Are We Destined to Live in Space?" London

I'm very much looking forward to being part of this panel discussion on Friday--with cosmonaut Aleksandr Lazutkin and the impressive philosopher Professor Angie Hobbs. I...

Reintegrating into life

Hi everyone, It has been a terribly long time since I posted anything, and I wanted to explain that my loving mother passed away just under...

18 September 2015 (ongoing) "Cosmonauts: Birth of the Space Age" London

The Science Museum in London is hosting a new major exhibition, featuring, "...the most significant collection of Russian spacecraft and artefacts ever to be...

"Sky Full of Stars" video

This has nothing to do with space politics... but I can't help but loving this alternative music video for Coldplay's "Star Full of Stars"......

9-13 November 2015 “Reinventing Space Conference” London

This will be a great conference with several different events over the three days. See full details at the RIS website. Highlighting the trends that will...

Wither a Welsh Space Policy?

I was asked by a media agency to comment on the Wales Space Policy (the published article is behind a paywall but you can...

"Soviet Space Mythologies" by Slava Gerovitch 2015

To be reviewed in a future issue of Space Policy Soviet Space Mythologies: Public images, private memories, and the making of cultural identity By Slava Gerovitch University...

10 July 2015, Monocle 24 Radio interview on space politics

I had a lovely studio interview this morning on "The Globalist" programme of Monocle 24 Radio (even if it meant getting up very early,...

7-10 September 2015 "British Science Festival" Bradford, UK

Thousands of people (including myself) will be descending upon Bradford this autumn for the British Science Association's annual Festival. This year there is also...

Support Arts Catalyst/ receive one-off tickets and space gifts

Arts Catalyst are crowd-funding their move to a new location. As many of you will know, I have had a long, fruitful relationship with the...

13-15 July 2015 "UK Space Conference 2015" Liverpool

I'm presenting on a panel the last day of this conference and am looking forward to it. From the UK Space Conference 2015 Events page: UK...

15 July 2015 "An evening with former astronaut Michael Foale" London

Alas I will be at the UK Space Conference in Liverpool this day presenting on a panel about space commercialisation... but thought I'd give the...

16-18 July 2015 "NewSpace 2015" Silicon Valley

I'm afraid I can't make this event, but hope to have a review of it written up in a future issue of Space Policy...

"Should we colonise space?" 28 May 2015, LSE Campus London

Yours truly was among 5 other researchers taking to the "Social Science Soapbox" for this evening event. There's a post on the LSE Spoapbox Event...

"Satellite Industry Must Invest in Cuber Security" Financial Times

The Financial Times is behind a paywall, but for subscribers, I had an article in the Special Section on 10 April 2015, regarding cybersecurity...

Free Issue of Space Policy: Tribute to my Predecessor Brown

Frances Brown was Editor in Chief of Space Policy for a remarkable 26 years, and for this Special Issue she chose her 12 favourite...

"Art in Orbit" until 6 June 2015, Quito Ecuador

Art, postcolonialism, outer space... in my old stomping grounds of Quito! What I would give to be able to go! (The accompanying photo is...

20 March 2015 "Solar Eclipse" UK

Those of us in the UK are set to see a unique phenomenon on Friday morning: a lunar eclipse of the sun. Here in London,...

25 April 2015 "Astronaut Eileen Collins" West Yorkshire, UK

It feels timely that I noticed yesterday, on International Women's Day, that this lecture is happening in the UK next month... Full details on the...

"Space Exploration is a Waste of Time and Money" Rob Lyons 2015

Tomorrow I will be acting as a judge on the Debating Matters final. The debaters are given a topic guide which I've been enjoying...

Space Policy: Special Issue on "Space Ethics"

I am very happy to highlight the publication of Space Policy 30(4). This is a Special Issue on “Space Ethics”, guest edited by Tony...

Space Commercialisation: My Thoughts

I was kindly invited to present on a panel at Pembroke College, Oxford on 23 February 2015. This was for the launch of the...

23 February 2015 "Space: A New Entrepreneurial Frontier?" Oxford, UK

Yours truly is on the panel for this... 18:00 at Pembroke College Oxford, the "Pembroke Innovative Ventures and Technologies" society. The event is open to...

9 March 2015 "Debating Matters: Space Exploration is a Waste of Time and Money" London

This is an Institute of Ideas event called Debating Matters, which is a prestigious school debating competition. I'm a judge on the final "Space...

Short online poll: Should we send/regulate messages sent into deep space?

An invitation to friends and colleagues (and strangers!) to take a very informal three-question straw-poll about human activity sending messages from Earth into outer...

7 February 2015 "Interstellar Jam Session" Hamburg

This sort of thing is right up my alley--I wish I were going to be in Hamburg to join! Hans-Arthur Marsiske presents "Interstellar Jam Session" At 21:00  in...

Space Policy Special Issue: "Global Exploration Roadmap" 30(3b)

As Editor in Chief of Space Policy, I am proud to promote the publication of Space Policy 30(3b), a Special Issue on the "Global...

20 May 2015 "The European Space Agency" RAES London

This is great--the Director General of ESA will be speaking (Jean-Jacques Dordain). Attendance is free but registration is now open here (I suspect this one will...

18 March 2015 "Rosetta: How we landed on a Comet" RAES London

This event at the Royal Aeronautical Society looks great and I hope to attend. Access the full Rosetta flier or see the event website. Lecture: Rosetta –...

23-25 June 2015 "Global Space Innovation Conference" Munich, Germany

Full details are available on the GLIC website. GLOBAL SPACE INNOVATION CONFERENCE (GLIC 2015) “From Government Programs to Entrepreneurial Actions” 23 – 25 JUNE 2015, MUNICH, GERMANY. GLIC 2015...

12-13 May 2015 "Space Situational Awareness" Baltimore, Maryland

Full details, registration, and updates and enquiries on this conference are at the website SSA2015 Below is the main text introducing the conference, taken from...

4-5 February 2015 "Paris Space Week"

From the website for 2015 Paris Space Week: PARIS SPACE WEEK is Europe's premier global B2B space event dedicated to launch vehicles, satellites, and space-related technologies The...

New Book: "The Oracle of Colombo" by Joseph N Pelton

Written by a member of Space Policy's Editorial Board (Joseph N Pelton): "The Oracle of Colombo: How Arthur C. Clarke Revealed the Future" One of the...

Video "Cosmic Hazards: How Dangerous if Your Neighborhood?"

This video is to accompany a forthcoming book that is co-authored by a member of the Space Policy Editorial Board. Forthcoming in 2015: "Cosmic...

Forthcoming Book: "After Apollo" by John Logsdon

Forthcoming book from an esteemed member of our board, John Logsdon From the Palgrave Macmillan website: “After Apollo? Richard Nixon and the American Space Program” By John...

New Book "How Outer Space Made America: Geography, Organization and the Cosmic Sublime"

This will be reviewed in a future issue of Space Policy! From the Ashgate Webpage on this title: “How Outer Space Made America: Geography, Organization and...

16-17 March 2015 "NewSpace Commercialization and the Law" Montreal

Taken from the IASL 2015 Conference Call for Papers Announcement: Call for Papers/ invitation for attendance 3rd Manfred Lachs International Conference on NewSpace Commercialization and the Law Organized...

19-22 December 2014 "Lumen" London

I'm looking forward to going to this- An art exhibition exploring astronomy-related themes. From the Lumen Exhibition Website: "Lumen are an art collective based in London....

12 November 2014 "What Does the Future of Human Exploration Hold?" London

I'm disappointed that I'll be travelling and therefore have to miss this, but it looks to be a great event. NASA lecture: Chief Scientist Ellen...

Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo Crash: Some thoughts

US President Kennedy said in 1962: "We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do the other things, not because they...

18-21 November 2014 "Kosmica" Mexico City

This is such an amazing event and I am gutted that I won't be there this year! KOSMICA México es un encuentro internacional de cuatro...

"You Are Here" by Chris Hadfield 2014

The charismatic astronaut Chris Hadfield has published a book of photographs of Earth from space. How fun. Macmillan ISBN: 9781447278603 Publication date: 14.10.2014 Number of pages: 208 £20 From the...

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Last month myself and three other researchers from the LSE participated in the Natural History Museum's Soapbox: Science Uncovered. One colleague, Amelia Sharman (@AmeliaSharman), today published...

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