IISS Event on Outer Space Security: 30 May 2012


I look forward to attending the following:

The International Institute for Strategic Studies in London is hosting Frank A. Rose, US Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Space and Defense Policy, from 10:30-11:30 AM for a lecture on:

Maintaining the long-term sustainability
and security of outer space

‘The benefits of space-based systems permeate almost every aspect of our daily lives. Such systems help warn of natural disasters, facilitate global navigation and communications, and expand our scientific frontiers. They provide access to worldwide financial operations and allow national decision-makers to monitor strategic and military developments.

However, the long-term sustainability of our space environment is at serious risk from space debris.  As US Secretary of State Hilary Clinton recently said:  ‘Unless the international community addresses these challenges, the environment around our planet will become increasingly hazardous to human spaceflight and satellite systems, which would create damaging consequences for all of us.’

The meeting will be chaired by Adam Ward, Director of Studies, IISS. It will be held in The Council Room at Arundel House.

Tea and coffee from 10am.

RSVP: [email protected]

Arundel House, 13–15 Arundel Street, Temple Place, London WC2R 3DX

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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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