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.

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...

Blog on public engagement by Amelia Sharman

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...

Until 22 February 2015 “Astronomy Photographer of the Year” London

I'm not sure when I will manage to go and see this, but I look forward to it... It is running NOW until 22...

“Extraterrestrial Altruism” edited by Douglas Vakoch 2014

I've been really interested in the work of Douglas Vakoch ever since I met him at a conference many years ago. I blogged his...

28 Sept 2014 “SpaceUp Australia” Adelaide

As I leave for the IAC 2014 tomorrow, Australia is launching its bid to host it for 2017. I quite fancy a trip to...

21-22 September “Live Coverage: MAVEN reaches Mars; Dragon ISS docking”

Two events are coming up that be watched Live on NASA TV. Firstly the Mars MAVEN orbiter will reach the Red Planet after its ten...

18-21 November 2014 “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 “12th Reinventing Space Conference: Low...

15 November 2014 “Space Law & Policy Course for Students” London

Taken in part from the ISPL Space Policy and Law Course Website: London Institute for Space Policy and Law (ISPL) is pleased to announce its...

6 October 2014 “Public Access to Space” London

I'm registered to attend this and looking forward to it—though it's the first day of term at my university so I will have to...

27 October 2014 “Healthcare of ESA Astronauts in Space and on Earth” London

I’ll be going to this if I haven’t left for the IAC 2014 yet. (Erm, note to self: book IAC flights today!) From the relevant RAES...

“Why Mars” by W Henry Lambright

Another new title just out that I would like to have reviewed for the journal Space Policy. If interested, contact me! Why Mars: NASA and the...

26 September 2014 “Soapbox: Science Uncovered” London

I'll be speaking about outer space politics at this "Dynamic Exchange of Opinions" at the Natural History Museum on Friday evening 26 September. Someone...

19 October 2014 “To Boldly Go” London

I'll be speaking at this event at the Barbican here in London, along with the Guest Editor of the forthcoming issue of Space Policy...

10 September 2014 “Olympic Orbital Village” lecture, São Paolo

Anyone in São Paolo and looking for something to do this evening? 10th International Seminar Mega-events and Sustainability NUTAU USP Centro de Exposições Imigrantes São Paulo . Brasil September 11 2014 7:30...

“NASA Spinning Off Since 1962”

This is a fun infographic that was sent to me to share from http://www.greatbusinessschools.org/nasa/ Source: GreatBusinessSchools.org

11-12 September 2014 “Governance of Space” Vienna

This looks great--I wish I could go. If someone out there is attending, it would be great to have someone write up a 'Report'...

9-13 November 2014 “The Next Giant Leap” Hawaii

The speaker line-up for this looks great. I can't go, but would love for someone to attend and write-up a Report for me for...

06 September 2014 “International Observe the Moon Night”

What a lovely idea this is! And also another opportunity for me to shamelessly plug that Space Policy has a forthcoming Special Issue on...

Studying Extinction Level Impacts from Near Earth Objects

This is a briefing paper I produced for a conference on Studying Existential Risks—LSE CARR 27 June 2014 "Studying Extinction Level Impacts (ELI’s) from Near...

Humans in Space Art Video Challenge 2014

Get in there students and artists--this looks like fun! The 2014 Humans in Space Art Video Challenge is now open!   Join NASA’s International Space Station Program...

8-9 October 2014 “The Strategic Choices for Space” RAES, London

This looks like a great conference! From the Royal Aeronautical Society's event webpage: The Royal Aeronautical Society President’s Conference, inaugurated in 2013, aims to be...

New Book: The Iranian Space Endeavor

I'll be looking for someone to review this for me for Space Policy. Note that Springer tends to not send out free review hard...

My thoughts on the UAE’s annoucement of Mars plans

I wrote a piece today for The Conversation about the UAE's announcement of plans to send a mission to Mars... https://theconversation.com/the-emirates-paves-way-for-a-middle-east-space-programme-with-its-mission-to-mars-29489

19 July 2014 “Moon Day” Dallas Texas

Space Policy has a Special Section forthcoming on The Moon, with a very fine list of contributors... That's a bit of shameless promotion before...

“Nobody Owns the Moon: The Ethics of Space Exploration” by Tony Milligan

Dr Tony Milligan is guest editing a forthcoming Special Section of Space Policy on space ethics: watch this 'space'! Available for pre-order now, out in...

19-24 May 2014 “Pint of Science” Internationally

I hope to attend a couple of the UK-based events... See the main website here. This festival, which brings leading scientists to pubs to discuss...

22 April 2014: Essay contest “Preparing for the Distant Future of Civilization”

22 April 2014 deadline, 1500 word essays by students between the ages of 18 and 30. From the website here The activities of our global civilization...

June 2014: Contribute to “Sky Scrolls” project

From the website here SKY SCROLLS Looking up on a clear and dark night the brilliant lights of our visible Universe reveal themselves. The vast territory of...

9 June 2014: ISU Space Studies Program, Montreal

9 June – 8 August 2014 From the website here Overview The Space Studies Program (SSP) is an intense nine-week course for postgraduate students and professionals of...

11 April 2014 “Life on Mars” London

This is free to attend but you must booked--I've reserved my spot!  Life on Mars 11th April 2014, 3space, 29-31 Oxford Street W1D2DR, 7-10pm Photo Courtesy of...

19 March 2014, Brussels: Gerard Brachet

“The safety and security of space activities” WEDNESDAY 19 MARCH 2014 12h30 - Salle prigogine - Académie Royale de Belgique – Bruxelles Lecture start at 12:30 Lecture in...

Two merit-based scholarships through WIA: App due 24 February 2014

The Women In Aerospace (WIA) Foundation is now accepting applications for The WIA Scholarship & The WIA Foundation – AIAA Digital Avionics Scholarship for the...

Temporary Free Access to Issue 29(4) of Space Policy!

Note from Carrie Christensen, Publisher Editor-in-Chief Stuart and Elsevier invite you to enjoy this quarter’s issue of Space Policy, the highlight of which is the opening...

24 March 2014 “Space Group Lecture” RAES, London

The Royal Aeronautical Society (RAES) is holding a Space Group Lecture on 24 March 2014 at the Headquarters (No. 4 Hamilton Place, London, W1J...

7-8 February 2014 “Another Planet” exhibition, Newcastle

For anyone in Newcastle this weekend... Another Planet: The Human Spaceship Pop Up Exhibition by Helen Schell NewBridge Project Space 16 NewBridge Street West, Newcastle, NE1 8AW. http://thenewbridgeproject.com/portfolio/helen-schell/ Open...

6 February 2014: Watch a satellite launch live TODAY

This is quite quirky and fun: Watch a double satellite launch from the Arianespace Guiana Space Centre live this afternoon, going up on an...

1 February 2014 “Global Lunar Day” London

Image: “Private Moon in Formosa” by Leonid Tishkov, I’ll be moderating this event. I’m afraid that tickets are already gone, but you can put your name...

2 February 2014 “A History of Drinking in Space” London

First of all, can I give kudos to Melzzeny  for the lovely photo I've used for this post. And now: I can hardly contain my excitement--two of...

25 January 2014 “Lunar Exploitation Remonstration” London

I'll be attending this--should be interesting! WE COLONISED THE MOON Artists in residence for Republic of the Moon, Sue Corke and Hagen Betzwieser, will explore religious,...

New Book “The Transformation of Intergovernmental Satellite Organisations: Policy and Legal Perspectives”

As always, I'll be looking for someone to review this for Space Policy--give me a shout if you're interested! I'm happy to see that...

John Stewart political satire on the “New Space Race”

I know John Stewart and The Daily Show may not be core (or serious) viewing for most, but I enjoyed his segment last week...

10 January – 2 February “Republic of the Moon” Exhibition, London

So I may be a wee bit biased in saying that this event is going to be amazing, given that I am (flattered to...

“Space Architecture” book by Emanuel Dimas de Melo Pimenta

I've ordered a copy of this to have reviewed in Space Policy. If you're interested in reading and writing a review, do let me...

19 November 2013 “Spacecraft Missions to Jupiter and Mars” London

This is a 'space science' lecture, so I am sure much of it will be over my head (bad pun not intended...) but I...

Until 2 March 2014 “Science and Art: The Cosmos” New York & Online

This is both an exhibition at the New York Hall of Science, and available to view online. "The stunning images relate to astronomy, space exploration, extra-terrestrials and the...

Lunar and Planetary Institute: Excellent video of the Lunar Surface

At today's Royal Astronomical Society event on the Global Exploration Roadmap, speaker David Kring of the Lunar and Planetary Institute showed us a lovely...

19-22 May 2014 “Space Foundation 30th Space Symposium” Colorado Springs

See the full details on this at their website: http://www.spacesymposium.org/ The Space Foundation's 30th Space Symposium, 19-22 May 2014 The Space Symposium, held at The Broadmoor Hotel in...

8 November 2014 “Science Enabled by the Global Exploration Roadmap” London

At the Geological Society, London An RAS Specialist Discussion Meeting organised by Professor Ian Crawford (Birkbeck)*, Professor John Zarnecki (Open University), Dr Jill Stuart (LSE/Space...

8-12 Sept 2014 “Euroconsult Annual Executive Meeting” Paris

From the website http://www.satellite-business.com/  The next edition of the World Satellite Business Week will take place from 8-12 September 2014 in Paris. The World Satellite Business...

29 Sept – 3 October 2014, “CASI International Astronautical Congress” Toronto

Yes, I know it may seem to many like you’ve just gotten back from Beijing, but it’s never too early to start planning for...

2-4 June 2014 “Global Space Applications Conference” Paris

Global Space Applications Conference (GLAC), 2-4 June 2014 at UNESCO in Paris Call for papers open until 24 November 2014 Addressing space applications for agriculture, biodiversity,...

New Book: The Proceedings of the International Institute of Space Law 2012

A review of this will be published in a forthcoming issue of Space Policy: watch this…erm…. space! From the full website here: Proceedings of the International...

15 November 2013, London–RAES Conference “Future Challenges”

This conference looks interesting, with a brilliant line-up of (mostly) women speakers: Royal Aeronautical Society (RAES) London conference 15 November 2013 Organised by the Women in...

Interview with a Space Policy Board Member: Who Owns the Moon?

  Joanne Gabrynowicz is a Professor at the University of Mississippi School of Law and valued member of the journal Space Policy Editorial Board. As such it...

Regime Theory and the Study of Outer Space Politics

It is 30 years since regime theory emerged onto the IR intellectual scene, with the publication of articles and collected works by the likes...

The perils (and eventual success) of getting a work visa in the UK

UK visa regulations are constantly changing, and I'm hardly a specialist; however the below may be of interest to students (or others) who are...

Book by Ajey Lele “Asian Space Race: Rhetoric or Reality?”

Here is another new book from Ajey Lele, published with Springer (2013): "Asian Space Race: Rhetoric or Reality?" I'm keen for someone to review this book...

13-14 November 2013 “Space Situational Awareness” London

Taken from the full website here: Join the Space Situational Awareness debate A quote from the explanatory memorandum introducing the proposal from the European Commission for...

9 September 2013 “Our Living Solar System” Meeting at UK Parliament tonight

Oops, it's a bit late to highlight this as it is TONIGHT but maybe someone out there who didn't know about it already will...

New Book “Space Exploration: All that Matters” (2013) by David Ashford

New Book by David Ashford. "Space Exploration: All That Matters" published by Hodder & Stoughton (July 2013). 152 pp. £8.99/ $14.99 (paperback); £4.99 (Kindle) Interested in reviewing this...

9-13 Sept (2013) ESA’s Living Planet Symposium in Edinburgh

ESA’s Living Planet Symposium in Edinburgh 9-13 September 2013 Edinburgh International Conference Centre Image added by Dr Stuart: Jean-Francois Millet Mountain Landscape with Lightning (1675) Regularly updated details at the website here. Organised...

Overview Effect Video 25 Years on

I only just stumbled across this: A video reflecting on the 'Overview Effect' concept outlined by Frank While in 1987. Full website for the project...

Space Security: London ISPL seminar, 10 September 2013

    ISPL london institute of space policy and law ASSOCIATED WITH THE INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED LEGAL STUDIES UNIVERSITY OF LONDON SPACE SECURITY: CIVILIAN AND MILITARY POLICY AND PRACTICE PRACTITIONER AND...

Kosmica Mexico: 8-10 August 2013

I fly out next Tuesday to join the Kosmica crowd in Mexico City for the next installment of this project, which "brings together earth-bound...

Douglas Vacock’s TED talk: What would you say to an extraterrestrial?

I heard DR Douglas Vacock, from SETI, speak at a conference in Glasgow a few years ago, and found him fascinating. Despite the perhaps somewhat...

Until 8 September 2013 in London, UK. Alien Revolution: The Changing Perception of Alien Life

Another interesting event from the Royal Observatory in Greenwich (London).

Visions of the Universe: London 7 June to 15 September

This event made me think, once again, about how images from space are presented: what orientation to give them, what colours to use to...

Lord Martin Rees, UK Astonomer Royal, on Lunar Landings

This was actually produced a couple of years ago, though I only just came across it--a clip from Cambridge University--a short interview similar in...

Mission Mars: India’s Quest for the Red Planet

The author of this text has an article forthcoming in Space Policy If you would like to offer a review of this book for future...

Publication- Commercial Spaceflight: Assessments, Challenges and Trends

To be reviewed in Space Policy in a forthcoming issue! From the publisher's website here: Commercial Spaceflight: Assessments, Challenges and Trends Editors: Nathaniel J. Clements and Edison G....

New Publication: ‘A Guide to Space Law Terms’

From the George Washington University website here "Space Policy Institute and Secure World Foundation Release 'A Guide to Space Law Terms' January 31, 2013 The Space Policy...

28 June 2013 London RAES Event: 30 Years of Eutelsat in space

Unfortunately I can't make this (as I've got tickets to see the documentary The Act of Killing followed by discussion with the Director that...

The dual use nature of rockets…

I had a long conversation with a journalist yesterday (there's a lot of media buzz over the launch of China's fifth manned mission of...

20 June 2013: The Role of Ethics in the Discourse on Space Sustainability (Vienna)

Another interesting event coming up from ESPI: Background The start of the space endeavour involved extensive discussions of ethics, politics and law. These discussions led ultimately to the...

23 May 2013 Event in Slovakia “SMEs and entrepreneurs: boosting business using satellite applications”

This is an Eurisy event (Eurisy being an European non-profit association 'bridging space and society'--see their 'about' here). This is a one day conference, 23...

ESA’s Web-TV Virtual Studios “Earth From Space” videos

The short "Earth From Space" videos from the European Space Agency are very good fun and quite stunning. I'm hooked watching them: brief narrated segments...

15 May 2013, London. Kosmica x Astroculture

I'll be at the Leiden University Workshop on Space Cooperation next Wednesday night, the 15th of May 2013--and thus will miss Kosmica's event in London....

20-24 June 2013 in Brazil: Movement of Peoples without Satellites

The list of potential topics on this is one of the best I've ever seen: You've gotta love the space-arts crowd! --Dr Jill CALL FOR...

Game: Build your own space program (Kerbel Space Program)

I haven't bought this yet (I think it's $23) as it looks quite fun and I suspect it could turn into a real time-sucker! From...

Watch on the web: Cosmic Concert for GAM 2013

I hope to try to stream this Sunday night--sounds intriguing! From their full website here: Live at 19:00 - 20:15 UT April 28, 2013 with composer...

RAES Summer conference: Space Traffic Control 2 July

Excellent choice of topic by the RAES for this year's conference. I hope to attend myself, but also will be looking for someone to...

The Future of US Space Policy event: 15 April

This is in Washington DC, but will also probably be streamed online live (or else the audio will be available from their website shortly...

HI-SEAS food study looks for space-able recipes

Amazing! A project that combines two of my favourite things: space and food. Six people have gone into a simulated Mars environment for four...

Symposium on Legal and Policy aspects of space cooperation between Europe and BRICS countries

Thursday 16 May 2013 Symposium on Legal and Policy aspects of space cooperation between Europe and BRICS countries; Inventory, Challenges and Opportunities Interdisciplinary event, jointly organized...

Institute of Ideas Academy: Student Scholarship Programme 2013

Ah, if I were a student I'd be all over this--it looks like great fun! Dear All, Do you have a passion for the greatest works...

Scheme for 500 funded MSc degrees in aerospace engineering

With scholarship funding as tight as it is at the moment, I found this pretty impressive... RAeS to run competition for 500 funded Masters degrees in aerospace...

New photography book: The Last Pictures by Trevor Paglen

This looks very interesting indeed...                   Human civilizations' longest lasting artifacts are not the great Pyramids of Giza, nor the cave paintings at Lascaux, but the...

New book: Meta-Geopolitics of Outer Space (2012)

I'm witholding judgment on this one until I get my copy in... but potentially looks interesting... Meta-Geopolitics of Outer Space: An Analysis of Space Power, Security...

The Province of Mankind providing sustainable benefits for all of Mankind – The role of Industry, 13 Feb 2013 Vienna

If I were in Vienna on the 13th, I would be all over this one! The Province of Mankind providing sustainable benefits for all of...

Standford Women in Space, 11 February 2013 California

An event combining gender and space! Definitely worthy of a shout out...               Standford Women in Space Panellists Eileen Collins, MS ’86, First woman to serve as a...

Certificate Course in Space Law and Policy- London April/ May 2013

(Image Copyright: Creative Commons) I've done some work with this organisation before and they're top-notch: ISPL london institute of space policy and law CHARLES CLORE HOUSE 17 RUSSELL...

Conference: Space Technology and Tele-Reach, Strasbourg 5-7 March 2013

Here's one from our friends at the International Space University: The International Space University’s 17th Annual International Symposium:   “SPACE TECHNOLOGY AND TELE-REACH: BENEFITING HUMANITY ON EARTH...

IAA Symposium on the Future of Exploration- Italy July 2013

Abstracts due on this Call for Papers by mid-March. Full details on the IAA website here.   8th International Academy of Astronomist SYMPOSIUM ON THE FUTURE OF...

Characterising exoplanets 11-13 March 2013, Royal Society London

I'll be attending this on the first day... Looks interesting! Characterising exoplanets: detection, formation, interiors, atmospheres and habitability Full website here. (Details below copied in part...

New Book: Evidence from Earth Observation Satellites

This looks like a great volume, on an increasingly important topic, by some of the top people in this field...   Evidence from Earth Observation...

NASA publication: Earth as Art

I hope to get my hands on a copy of this... Original text here New "Earth as Art" Book Illustrates Beauty of Satellite Views WASHINGTON -- A...

Kosmika Sound Night December 2012

I just bought my tickets for this--I love my Arts Catalyst/ Kosmika crowd! Or see their website here Yuri Suzuki, Honor Harger, Kaffe Matthews The Arts Catalyst 50-54...

The World, Looking out at the Moon: Video

Thank you to Annick Bureaud at OLATS for circulating this video of the world, looking out at the Moon... In January 2010, artist Rachel Younghans asked...

Dr Jill’s top ten viva tips (pass your PhD oral exam)

I compiled these a couple of years ago, to send to friends as they went through the viva process. It occurred to me that...

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