11 January 2022 Cityforum podcast: The UK In Space- capabilities, resources, focus


It was an absolute pleasure to participate in this podcast with Cityforum which was published on 11 January 2022.

The UK in Space- capabilities, resources, focus

From the Cityforum podcast website:

“This podcast is the final discussion in the Cityforum series ‘Space Strategy for the United Kingdom – Security, economic and geopolitical dimensions’.

The conversation is guided by Air Vice Marshal Phil LesterAssociate Cityforum; Senior Directing Staff RCDS. He is joined by:

Dr Jill StuartVisiting Fellow, London School of Economics and Political Science

Dr Zhanna Malekos SmithSenior Associate, Strategic Technologies Program Center for Strategic and International Studies; Professor West Point

Mr Justin HodgesSenior Specialist, Major Deal Architects, BT”

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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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