Free Issue of Space Policy: Tribute to my Predecessor Brown


Frances Brown and Jill Stuart handover dayFrances Brown was Editor in Chief of Space Policy for a remarkable 26 years, and for this Special Issue she chose her 12 favourite articles from her tenure. Elsevier has made these 12 articles freely available for download, in front of the paywall, until December 2015.

Frances Brown retirement Special Issue

Frances was seminal in the establishment of the sub-discipline of space policy and I am incredibly proud to be her successor. She remains an inspiration, mentor and friend.


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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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