Brian Weeden Discusses the Future of Space Governance at Stimson Center

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

SWF Director of Program Planning Dr. Brian Weeden took part in a panel discussion on "The Future of Space Governance" as part of a one-day conference on "A New Era in Space: Global Governance for a Contested Space Domain", which was co-hosted by the Stimson Center and Princeton University’s School of Public and International Affairs. The event was held in Washington, DC, on November 7, 2023, and discussed the growing accessibility and use of space by state and non-state actors and what can be done to manage increasing competition and congestion in orbit.

Dr. Weeden's panel focused on the challenges of space governance, identifying both opportunities and barriers for countries to cooperate on space issues. It considers proposals for an international treaty to ban destructive anti-satellite testing, a reinvigorated Outer Space Treaty, a new moon treaty, and the need for new space actors to have a greater role in these policy discussions.

A recording of the panel can be found below.

Last updated on November 16, 2023