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The Future of Outer Space Security

Understanding the Implications of Outer Space Activity for International Security

As humanity becomes increasingly dependent on spacebased technologies, the need to maintain space as a peaceful environment for international cooperation and technological and scientific progress is more and more paramount. This task is further complicated by the proliferation of actors in space, and the potential placement or use of offensive weapons in space.

This course provides an overview of the key contemporary issues in outer-space governance from both a legal and policy-oriented perspective.


This course is part of the three-day Geopolitics and Global Futures Symposium which will take place on 20 - 22 June 2018. The Symposium will examine the multiple dimensions of global security, identifying and analysing transformative technologies, and using insights from neuroscience to further our understanding of international affairs. 




This course is designed for officials from governments and international organisations, as well as members of the security and defence policy planning and the intelligence communities. This course is also relevant to representatives from the private sector and non-governmental organisations, journalists, and anyone with a professional interest in understanding future international security challenges.


  • Frank Asbeck: Principal Adviser for Space and Security Policy, European External Action Service (retired), Brussels, Belgium
  • Prof Heiner Klinkrad, Professor, Technische Universität Braunschweig, Germany
  • Dr Alain Dupas, International Expert, Aerospace & High Technology Sectors, Paris, France
  • Mr Gérard Brachet, Space Policy Consultant, Paris, France


Geneva, Switzerland


CHF 500. Apply by 19 May to qualify for a 15% discount. Alumni qualify for a 20% discount.

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The Future of Outer Space Security

Date 20 Jun 2018

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