Part of the Geopolitics and Global Futures Symposium 2022.
Understand the implications of outer space activity for international security
As humanity becomes increasingly dependent on space-based technologies, the need to maintain space as a peaceful environment for international cooperation and technological and scientific progress is ever more paramount. This task is further complicated by the proliferation of actors operating in space, and the potential placement or use of offensive weapons in outer space.
This course provides an overview of the key contemporary issues in outer-space governance from both a legal and policy-oriented perspective.
Discussions on how humanity can use space responsibly are rapidly gaining significance. Whether tackling practical issues, such as mitigating space debris and orbital congestion, or assessing new technologies and new actors, such debates have wide-ranging consequences for governance and space politics.
With a focus on these issues and more, this course addresses the latest debates and conflicts at the heart of the burgeoning and increasingly significant field of outer space security.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND
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 nongovernmental organisations, journalists, and anyone with a professional interest in understanding future international security challenges.