SWF Contributes to Panel Discussion on International Law and National Security Space Activities at George Mason Law School

Monday, November 26, 2018

SWF Director of Program Planning Dr. Brian Weeden participated in a panel discussion on national security space law organized by the National Security Institute (NSI) at George Mason University's Antonin Scalia Law School. Dr. Weeden was joined on the panel by Professor Jack Beard from the University of Nebraska College of Law and Professor David Koplow from Georgetown Law. The discussion was moderated by Kirsten Hajduk, a fellow from NSI. The panel discussed the role of international law in national security space activities, how that body of law developed over the last 60 years, and the current efforts to develop manuals on how the law of armed conflict applies to potential conflict in space. The panel also discussed several current topics, including the growing commercialization of space and the proposals for a separate Space Force in the U.S. Department of Defense. 

Last updated on November 28, 2018