26 Oct 2022
Executive Director, Elsbeth Magilton, and Professor Frans von der Dunk both prepared papers for presentation during the International Astronautical Congress Conference in Paris. Held in September 2022, the conference brings together global space players to encourage the development of astronautics for peaceful purposes, with more than 80 countries represented.
Elsbeth Magilton presented her paper “Science and Strength: The History of the Relationship Between Civil and Military Space Organizations in the United States” during the IAA History of Astronautics Symposium. Her work, supported by 2L student and research assistant, Grant Jones, covered the historical relationships between the US military and commercial space businesses.
At the same Symposium, alum Nathan Johnson (LL.M. ’15) presented on Andrew G. Haley, the first practicing space lawyer who helped found the International Astronautical Federal, the International Institute of Space Law, and the International Astronautical Association.
Professor Frans von der Dunk, in addition to receiving the IAA Social Science Book Award on behalf of Irmgard Marboe, also presented during the IISL Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space. He presented his paper “What’s In A Name? – Legal aspects of ‘safety zones’ on celestial bodies and elsewhere in outer space.”