Space Law & Governance 2021 Keynote Talks

Here you can watch the talk and Q&A of all 6 our keynote speakers according to the event’s schedule!

Niklas Hedman

Chief of the Committee for Policy and Legal Affairs Section of the (UNNOSA), Secretary to the intergovernmental (COPUOS) and current currently Vice-Chair of the COSPAR Panel on Planetary Protection. 

Thomas Cheney

Lecturer in Space Governance within AstrobiologyOU and Executive Director of the Centre for a Spacefaring Civilization. PhD holder at space law and researcher at space law, policy and governance.

Andrea Capurso

Junior Associate at Studio Legale Guarino specialized in Mining, Administrative and Telecommunications Law. Research associate in Space Law at University La Sapienza of Rome and with SGAC, and 2018 winner of the Diederiks-Verschoor Award. 

European Astrobiology Institute (EAI)

Alexander Soucek

Head of the Public International Law Division at the European Space Agency (ESA) and ESA’s leading expert on space law. Member of the IAA, (IISL), (ECSL) and serves as a Director of the World Space Week Association.

Loukia Vafeiadou

Chief of the Committee for Policy and Legal Affairs Section of the (UNOOSA), Secretary to the intergovernmental (COPUOS) and current currently Vice-Chair of the COSPAR Panel on Planetary Protection. 

Giuliana Rotola

Research intern at the European Southern Observatory (ESO) in External Relations and Science Policy Affair, Co-Lead and advisor in SGAC project groups and collaborations, member and research fellow at various institutions.