Space Law in the Era of Globalization

Well here is a stellar space law event to start off the year.

Top space lawyers from around the world, including Nigeria, Poland, Thailand, Italy, India, the Czech Republic, Canada, Brazil, the Netherlands, Hong Kong, and the US, too, will gather for a big one-day space law roundup in good ol' Oxford, Mississippi where the uniquely illustrious
National Center for Remote Sensing, Air and Space Law at the University of Mississippi School of Law, will host a super-duper day of discussion and hopefully, some meeting of the minds, on issues of Space Law in The Era of Globalization, Thursday, January 18, 2007.

Topics slated for discussion include: efficacy of the current treaty regime; U.S. national space policy; newly emerging space faring nations; legal aspects of the space exploration initiative; space tourism; peaceful uses of outer space; and Earth observation data access policies.

And check out this list of
participants (which I am happy to reprint here):

Dr. Tare Brisibe - Nigeria
National Space Research and Development Agency, Nigeria

Ms. Anna Burzykowska - Poland
Polish Space Office & Centre for Science and Security, King's College London

Dr. Nipant Chitasombat - Thailand
Associate Professor, Mahidol University International College

Dr. Carl Q. Christol - USA
Author of International Studies in Space Law

Dr. Stephen Doyle - USA
Honorary Director, International Institute of Space Law; Consultant

Mr. Marco Ferranzani - Italy
Head of Office for Programme Matters, Legal Dept., European Space Agency

Mr. Edward A. Frankle - USA
Frankle, Sargeant & Friedman, PC; former NASA General Counsel

Dr. Henry Herzfeld - USA
George Washington University Space Policy Institute

Prof. Vladimir Kopal - Czech Republic
University of Pilsen, Faculty of Law

Prof. Ram Jakhu - Canada
Associate Professor, Institute of Air and Space Law, Faculty of Law, McGill University

Prof. Sergio Marchisio - Italy
University of La Sapienza, Rome, United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space

Ms. Pamela L. Meredith - USA
Co-chair, Space Law Practice Group, Zuckert Scoutt & Rasenberger, LLP

Dr. Jose Monserrat Filho - Brazil
Vice-President, Brazilian Association of Air and Space Law

Mr. Paul G. Pastorek - USA
Former General Counsel for NASA

Dr. Balakista Reddy - India
Associate Professor of International Law. NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, India

Dr. George Robinson - USA
Robinson and Robinson, LLC

Ms. Esta M. Rosenberg - USA
Chief, US Air Carrier Licensing Division, Office of International Aviation; Formerly Sr. Attorney, Commercial Space Transportation, FAA

Ms. Patricia Sterns - USA
Attorney at Law, Sterns and Tennen; Director, International Institute of Space Law

Mr. Leslie Tennen - USA
Attorney at Law, Sterns and Tennen; Former Commissioner, Arizona Space Commission

Dr. Frans von Der Dunk - The Netherlands
University of Leiden, Interational Institute of Air and Space Law

Ms. Rachel A. Yates - USA
Holland & Hart LLP

Dr. Yun Zhao - Hong Kong (special administrational region of China)
City University Hong Kong

Yes, Professor Joanne Gabrynowicz will be the moderator.

And by the way, for a primer on all this, read Joanne's article, Space Law: Its Origins and Challenges in the Era of Globalization, (37 Suffolk U.L. Rev. 1041 (2004)), which Ryan Zelnio recently summarized on his
Poli-Space Peer Review blog.

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NOTE: That's right, it's not a typo, the new name *is* National Center for Remote Sensing, Air and Space Law. (My italics.) Something for everyone down in Oxford. But here on SLP we can ignore the "air" part. Joanne won't be offended.

IMAGE CREDIT: Actually, not sure where that image is from. But I like it.

UPDATE: Yes, there will be a webcast. I'll post more on that later. Bring your own coffee and luncheon goodies. Unless you don't mind sharing my carbs. (Donuts, croissants, NY bagels. Globalization can be tasty.)

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