Roundtable on “War and Peace in Outer Space”

When: Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Time: March 23, 2021, 6pm ET/ March 24, 2021, 9am AEDT

Where: Virtual


Book launch: War and Peace in Outer Space:Law, Policy, Ethics (Oxford University Press (2021)), edited by Cassandra Steer and Matthew Hersch. 

This book launch was co-hosted by the Secure World Foundation, the Australian National University (ANU)’s Centre for International and Public Law, Harvard University’s Department of the History of Science, and the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law. It discussed many of the issues raised in War and Peace in Outer Space, and examined how the current international security scene is shaped by the topics raised in the book. 

"War and Peace in Outer Space" features contributions from a range of experts, including academics, military lawyers, military space operators, aerospace industry representatives, diplomats, and national security and policy advisors from Canada, Europe, and the United States. The book explores the moral and legal issues of space security and the military uses of outer space. 

Foreword by Gen. David D. Thompson, United States Space Force




Moderator: Shashank Joshi, The Economist



 Air Commodore Philip Gordon, Director General Air Defence and Space, Royal Australian Air Force


  Matthew Hersch, Harvard University

  Victoria Samson, Secure World Foundation

  Cassandra Steer, ANU College of Law

For more information, contact Victoria Samson.

Last updated on January 30, 2024