23 Oct 2020
Professor Jack Beard has shared his expertise in national security and space law in a number of local, national and international presentations this semester.
- August 4, Professor Beard delivered a CLE presentation for the Omaha Bar Association. As part of the presentation, Beard discussed the basics of space law.
- September 30, Beard co-hosted the US Space Command/US Air Force Academy webinar on Space Law, discussing the topic “Zones in Outer Space.”
- October 1, Beard participated in a panel discussing “Zones in Outer Space,” as part of a monthly webinar series co-hosted by the United States Space Command Office of the Staff Judge Advocate and the Law, Technology, and Warfare Research Cell at the United States. the Air Force Academy.
- October 2, during Nebraska’s Virtual Space Law Week, Beard moderated a panel entitled “Military Space Operations Panel: The Danger of Cross-Domain Analogies (Air, Land, Sea and Cyberspace).”
- October 8, Beard presented an Expert Level Masterclass on “Space Law 101: dealing with a competitive and contested domain,” for diplomats and other personnel of the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (the Foreign Ministry) of the United Kingdom. Beard’s invitation to speak to the Foreign Ministry was based on a strong recommendation by NATO officials.
- October 14, Beard presented “Military Space Operations Law: Missteps, Misconceptions and Myths about International Law as Applied to Military Space Operations" at the Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School in Charlottesville, VA. This lecture was part of a course on “Emergent Topics in Operational and International Law”. The virtual broadcast was viewed at U.S. military legal offices around the world.
- October 20, Beard briefed space industry leaders on the drafting of the Woomera Manual on the International Law of Military Operations at the Space Information Sharing and Analysis Center.
- October 23, Beard moderated a panel of experts discussing “From Accord back to Confrontation: The Return of the Iran Nuclear Crisis,” at the annual International Law Weekend of the American Branch of the International Law Association (via Zoom).
Jack Beard is an associate professor of law and co-director of the space, cyber, and telecommunications law program. He teaches courses in International Cyber Security, National Security Space Law, National Security Law, Arms Control and Human Rights & International Criminal Law. His primary research interests focus on public international law and national security law, with a particular emphasis upon outer space, cyber law, arms control, the law of armed conflict, and the international legal implications of modern military technologies. Beard joined the Nebraska Law faculty in 2011.