Calendar

2017

30 Dec Invited speaker, Council on Foreign Relations, Panel, Who Owns Space? Commercial Activity Beyond Earth, Washington, DC
15 Oct – 13 Nov Visiting Professor, Beijing Institute of Technology School of Law, Beijing
8 -18 Sep Invited speaker, Cunard Line, Queen Elizabeth 2’s 50th Anniversary Cruise, 50th Anniversary of the Treaty on Principles Governing the Activities of States in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space, including the Moon and Other Celestial Bodies (The Outer Space Treaty)
8 – 10 Aug Member, The National Academies of Science, Engineering, Medicine Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences Space Studies Board Committee to Review the Planetary Protection Policy Development Processes, National Academy of Sciences, Jonsson Center, Woods Hole, MA
31 July – 2 Aug Invitee, Meeting of Experts: Planetary Protection and Terrestrial Contamination Requirements Associated with Sample Caching and Return, Space Studies Board, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Washington, D.C.
27 – 29 June Member, The National Academies of Science, Engineering, Medicine Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences Space Studies Board Committee to Review the Planetary Protection Policy Development Processes, National Academy of Sciences, Beckman Center in Irvine, California
20 June Invited speaker, National Space Club Huntsville, Huntsville, AL, Law of the International Space Station
8 June Co-organizer, Space Law: Current and Future Issues ABA Forum Committee on Air and Space Law, Washington, DC, Panel Moderator, State of Space 2017: A United States’ Perspective
23-25 May Member, The National Academies of Science, Engineering, Medicine Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences Space Studies Board Committee to Review the Planetary Protection Policy Development Processes, National Academy of Sciences, Keck Center, Washington, D.C.
28 April Co-organizer and speaker, Conflict and Space: A Concept in Transition, International Workshop Convened by the Centre for International Law, Conflict and Crisis and the Centre for Military Studies
of the University of Copenhagen, “The Concept of Conflict in International and National Space Law
12 Apr Member, Department of Commerce/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing, Washington DC
3 Apr Invited Lecturer, University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria, Fundamentals of U.S. National Space Law
27 Mar Invited speaker, International Institute of Space Law and European Centre for Space Law Space Law Symposium 2017, “Legal models for exploration, exploitation and utilization of space resources 50 years after the adoption of the Outer Space Treaty”, Legal Subcommittee of the U.N. Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, Vienna, Austria

“Report on Title IV of the US Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act”

25 Mar International Institute of Space Law Board Meeting, Vienna, Austria
17 Feb Invited speaker, Michigan State University College of Law, Lansing, MI, Symposium, “The Great Expanse: the Mysteries of Space Law.”

“Space Law Developments in the U.S. Congress 2014 – 2016”

13–31 Jan Holland America Line, ms Westerdam, Guest Speaker, Space Law Series

2016

14 Dec Member, Department of the Interior National Geospatial Advisory Committee Webinar, On-line.
7 Dec Speaker, The 11th Annual Eilene M. Galloway Symposium on Critical Issues in Space Law, Washington, D.C.
15 Oct–15 Nov Visiting Professor, Beijing Institute of Technology School of Law, Beijing
26-30 Oct Participant, the 67th International Astronautical Congress, Guadalajara, Mexico
15 Sep Invited lecturer, University of Nebraska School of Law, Lincoln, NE, The Legal Evolution of a “Use” of Space: the Case of Remote Sensing
15 Sep Invited lecturer, University of Nebraska School of Law, Lincoln, NE, The U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act of 2015  
14 Sep Invited speaker, University of Nebraska School of Law, Lincoln, NE, Space Law: Its Cold War Origins and Challenges in the Era of  Globalization
7 Sep Invited witness, U.S. House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Space, Washington DC, Commercial Remote Sensing: Facilitating Innovation and Leadership
16 Aug Invited speaker, National Space Club Huntsville, Huntsville, AL, Current Issues in U.S. National Space Law
14-15 June Member, Department of the Interior National Geospatial Advisory Committee Meeting, Washington, DC
8 June Co-organizer, Space Law: Current and Future Issues ABA Forum Committee on Air and Space Law, Washington, DC; Panel Moderator, The American Space Renaissance Act
1-2 June Member, NASA Advisory Committee Planetary Protection Subcommittee Meeting, Washington, DC
8 May Chief Judge, Manfred Lachs Moot Court Competition, Asian Pacific Regional Finals, National Law School of India University, Bangalore, India
7 May Invited speaker, Indian Space Research Organization Annual Symposium, The U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act of 2015, Bangalore, India
3 – 27 April Holland America Line, ms Zaandam, Guest Speaker, Space Law Series
19 March International Institute of Space Law Board Meeting, Paris, France
11 March Invited Speaker, Air & Space Law Symposium, Air Law Institute, California Western School of Law, San Diego, CA
2 March Invited speaker, Keio University – Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency Symposium, Tokyo, Japan

The U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act of 2015

Comparative Legal Analysis of National Remote Sensing Laws

2015

14 December The U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act of 2015, the Chinese Institute of Space Law, Beijing, China
3 December Invited speaker, Space Stations and the Law, China University of Politics and Law, Beijing, China
30 November – 2 December Invited participant, The 3rd ASEAN Regional Forum Workshop on Space Security, Beijing, China
18 November Invited speaker, Space Law: Its Cold War Origins and Challenges in the Era of Globalization, Hong Kong University School of Law, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People’s Republic of China
26 Oct – 15 December Visiting Professor, Beijing Institute of Technology School of Law, Beijing
13 October 7th Nandasiri Jasentuliyana Keynote Lecture on Space Law and Young Scholars Session, “The Legal Evolution of a ‘Use’ of Space: the Case of Remote Sensing”, the 66th International Astronautical Congress, Jerusalem, Israel
30 September Panelist, The Legal Landscape, Space Technology & Investment Forum, Space Foundation, San Francisco
26 – 30 September Participant, International Institute of Space Law Symposium, International Astronautical Congress, Guadalajara, Mexico
21 – 23 September Speaker, 2015 Asian Pacific Space Cooperation Organization Space Law & Policy Forum, Beijing
1- 2 September Member, Department of the Interior National Geospatial Advisory Committee Meeting, Washington, DC
27 – 31 July Invited observer, Multilateral Negotiations on an International Code of Conduct for Outer Space Activities, U.N. Headquarters, New York.
18 June Speaker, European Space Law Institute and European Centre for Space Law Point of Contact for Space Law Austria Symposium on US and European geospatial data policies: challenges of open data policy; American Perspectives on the Use of Geospatial Data: Landsat and Beyond, Vienna, Austria
15 June Keynote Speaker, NATO Science for Peace and Security Project Workshop, Best Practices for Cultural Property Protection in NATO-led Missions, Legal Aspects of Obtaining Remotely Sensed Data Under U.S. Law, Sarajevo, Bosnia –Herzegovina
10 June Co-organizer, Space Law: Current and Future Issues ABA Forum Committee on Air and Space Law, Washington, DC; Panelist,  From Here to Ubiquity: the Current and Future State of Commercial Remote Sensing Law
9 – 10 June Member, Department of the Interior National Geospatial Advisory Committee Meeting, Washington, DC
9 June Speaker, ABA Forum on Air and Space Law Space Law Symposium
8 June Member, NASA Advisory Committee Planetary Protection Subcommittee Meeting, Washington, DC
10 – 30 April Holland America Line, ms Amsterdam, Guest Speaker Space Law and Exploration Series
28 March International Institute of Space Law Board Meeting, Paris, France
17 – 18 March Member, Department of the Interior National Geospatial Advisory Committee Meeting, Washington, DC

2014

26 December Invited Presentation, Legal, Regulatory, and Policy Aspects of U.S. Commercial Space Activities, China Institute of Space Law, Beijing, China
28 November Lecture: The Law of GPS, China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing, China
17 – 21 November Invited Speaker, United Nations/China/APSCO Workshop on Space Law “The Role of National Space Legislation in Strengthening the Rule of Law“, Beijing, China
10 November Lecture: The National Space Law of the United States, Northwest University of Political Science and Law, Xi’an, China
1 November Moderator, The ISS IGA: Lessons Learned and Looking to the Future, 65th International Astronautical Congress, Toronto, ON, Canada
15 Oct 2014 – 6 January 2015 Visiting Professor, Beijing Institute of Technology School of Law, Beijing, China
Course: International Space Law
30 September Presiding Judge, Manfred Lachs Moot Court Competition, World Semi-Finals, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
23-24 September Member, Department of the Interior National Geospatial Advisory Committee Meeting
10 September Invited witness, U.S. House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology Subcommittee on Space, Washington DC
Exploring Our Solar System: The ASTEROIDS Act as a Key Step
24 — 25 June Member, Department of the Interior National Geospatial Advisory Committee Meeting
23 June — 17 July Holland America Line, ms Prisendam, Guest Speaker Space Law Series
10 June Co-organizer, Space Law: Current and Future Issues ABA Forum Committee on Air and Space Law, Jones Day, Washington, DCPanel Moderator, Property Rights and Space: Intellectual, Real, Data
20 – 21 May Member, NASA Advisory Committee Planetary Protection Subcommittee Meeting, Washington, DC
16 May Member, Department of Commerce/National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing, Washington DC
24 – 26 April Observer, UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space Legal Subcommittee, Vienna Austria
7 – 11 April Member, International Law Association Space Law Committee, Washington, DC
1 – 2 April Member, Department of the Interior National Geospatial Advisory Committee Meeting, Washington, DC
29 March Chief Judge, Manfred Lachs Moot Court Competition, North American Region Finals
22- 23 March International Institute of Space Law Board Meeting, Vienna, Austria
14 March Speaker, Air & Space Law Symposium, Air Law Institute, California Western School of Law, San Diego, CA
10 March Speaker, Some Thoughts on the Future of International Space Law, NASA Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, AL
20 – 30 January Holland America Line, ms Rotterdam, Guest Speaker

  • Space Law? Yes, space law: introduction and overview
  • Fact, Fiction and Legal Implications of the story elements in the movie, Gravity.
  • U.S. Space Law 1958 – 2013
  • European Space Law 1975 – 2013
  • The Law of Global Commons: Space and the High Seas; Similarities and Differences
  • Selected Current Space Law Issues: Orbital Debris, Space Tourism, etc. 
15 January Presenter, Remote Sensing Law Around the World, Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company, Sunnyvale, CA