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Pj Blount

Dr Pj Blount

Lecturer

School of Law and Politics

Email
BlountPJ@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone
+44 29225 11835
Campuses
Law Building, Room 1.10, Museum Avenue, Cardiff, CF10 3AX
Comment
Media commentator
Users
Available for postgraduate supervision

Overview

Dr. P.J. Blount (Ph.D., M.S., Global Affairs, Rutgers University; LL.M., King's College London; J.D., University of Mississippi; B.A./A.B.J., University of Georgia) is a Lecturer in Law in the School of Law and Politics at Cardiff University. He is also a visiting scholar at Mae Fah Luang University in Chiang Rai, Thailand. Previously, he served as an adjunct professor for the LL.M. in the Air and Space Law at the University of Mississippi School of Law, a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Luxembourg, an adjunct professor at Montclair State University, and a Visiting Scholar at the Beijing Institute of Technology School of Law.  He also completed an industrial fellowship sponsored by the Luxembourg National Research Fund wherein he split his time between SES and the University of Luxembourg researching cybersecurity issues relevant to the space industry.

Blount’s primary research areas are international space law with a focus on space security and cyberspace law and governance. He has published and presented widely on the topic of space law and has given expert testimony on Space Traffic Management before the U.S. House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Space. His book, Reprogramming the World: Cyberspace and the Geography of Global Order, was published open access with e-International Relations Press in 2019.

He is an editor of the Proceedings of the International Institute of Space Law and was formerly the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Space Law. He currently serves as the Executive Secretary of the International Institute of Space Law and is a licensed attorney with the State Bar of Georgia (USA).

Publication

2023

2022

2021

2020

2019

Articles

Book sections

Books

Research

My research interests are in law, technology, and international security.  I have broad expertise in the area of international space law, but I have focused primarily on norm formation around space security issues, such as weaponization and space traffic management.  I also study digfital and network technologies.  This research addresses the effects of these technologies on international governance as well as the growing issue of cybersecurity.

Publications

Books

  • Mahulena Hofmann, P.J. Blount, Gabriel Leterre, Antonino Salmeri, and Laetitia Zarkan, The Space Legislation of Luxembourg: A Commentary (Kluwer 2022)
  • P.J. Blount, Reprogramming the World: Cyberspace and the Geography of Global Order (e-International Relations Press 2019)

 

Journal Articles

  • P.J. Blount, “Technically Speaking: UNCOPUOS and the Technical Governance of Space,” Indian Review of Air and Space Law, v. 1, p. 1-12  (2023, inaugural issue lead article)
  • P.J. Blount and Laetitia Cesari Zarkan, “Coexisting in Low-Earth Orbit: Large Constellations and Cybersecurity Governance,” Air & Space Law v. 48(2023) p. 137-154
  • P.J. Blount, “The Future of PAROS: Building a Framework to Reduce Strategic Risk,” Annals of Air and Space Law v. XLVII (2023) p. 93-130
  • P.J. Blount, “Space Traffic Coordination: Developing a Framework for Safety and Security in Satellite Operations,” Space: Science & Technology v. 2021, 1-10 (AAAS Science Partner Journal 2021)
  • P.J. Blount, “The Shifting Sands of Space Security: The Politics and Law of the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space,” 17 Indonesian Journal of International Law 1(2020)
  • P.J. Blount, “Space Security and the Law of International Cooperation,” VIII-IX Indian Journal of Air and Space Law 1 (2020)
  • P.J. Blount,“Outer Space and International Geography: Article II and the Shape of Global Order,” 52 New England Law Review 95 (2019, symposium issue lead article)
  • P.J. Blount, “Space Traffic Management: Standardizing On-orbit Behavior,” 113 AJIL Unbound 120 (Cambridge University Press 2019)
  • Mahulena Hofmannand P.J. Blount, “Emerging Commercial Uses of Space: Regulation Reducing Risks,” 19 Journal of World Investment and Trade 1001-1023 (2018)
  • P.J. Blount and Michael Dodge, “Using Space-based Data for Humanitarian Causes,” Room: The Space Journal, v. 3(17) (2018)
  • P.J. Blount, “Words Can Never Hurt Me: Cyber Technologies, Satellite Information Flows, and Liability for Space Activities,” Chinese Yearbook of Space Law 2017
  • P.J. Blount and Jake Fussell, “Southern Music and Constructing the Space Age,” 2 Journal of Astrosociology 121 (2017)
  • P.J. Blount, “A Satellite is Just a Thing on the Internet of Things,” 42/3 Air and Space Law 273-294 (2017)
  • P.J. Blount and C.J. Robison, “One Small Step: The Impact of the U.S. Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act of 2015 on the Exploitation of Resources in Outer Space,” 18 North Carolina Journal of Law and Technology 162 (2016)
  • P.J. Blount, “Targeting in Outer Space: Legal Aspects of Operational Military Actions in Space,” Harvard National Security Journal Online (2012)
  • P.J. Blount,Renovating Space: The Future of International Space Law, 40 Denver Journal of International Law and Policy 515 (2012)
  • P.J. Blount, “The Pre-operational Legal Review of Cyber Capabilities: Ensuring the Legality of Cyber Weapons,” 39 Northern Kentucky Law Review 211 (2012)
  • P.J. Blount, “Developments in Space Security and Their Legal Implications,” 44/2 Law/Technology 18 (2011)
  • P.J. Blount, “If You Legislate It They Will Come: Using Incentive Based Legislation to Attract the Commercial Space Industry,” Air & Space Lawyer, v. 22/3 (2009)
  • P.J. Blount, “Informed Consent v. ITAR: Regulatory Conflicts That Could Constrain Commercial Human Space Flight,” Acta Astronautica, v. 61 (2009)
  • P.J. Blount, “The ITAR Treaty and Its Implications for U.S. Space Exploration Policy and the Commercial Space Industry,” 73 Journal of Air Law and Commerce 705 (2008)
  • P.J. Blount, “Jurisdiction in Outer Space: Challenges of Private Individuals in Outer Space,33 Journal of Space Law 299 (2007)

 Book Chapters

  • P.J. Blount, The Discourse of Space Securitization,” in Pekkanen & Blount, eds., Oxford Handbook of Space Security (Oxford University Press 2024)
  • P.J. Blount, “Norm-Creation and Space Traffic Coordination,” in Pekkanen & Blount, eds., Oxford Handbook of Space Security (Oxford University Press 2024)
  • Saadia Pekkanen and P.J. Blount, “International Relations Theory and the Evolution of the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space,” in Pekkanen & Blount, eds., Oxford Handbook of Space Security (Oxford University Press 2024)
  • P.J. Blount, “The Fragmentation of U.S. Space Law,” in Brian Odom, ed., NASA and the Rise of Commercial Space (Palgrave MacMilllan 2024, in press)
  • P.J. Blount, “Cybersecurity and Space in the United States,” in Lesley Jane Smith, Ingo Bauman, and Susan-Gale Wintermuth, eds. The Routledge Handbook of Commercial Space Law (Routledge 2023) p. 503-514
  • P.J. Blount and Guilia de Rossi, “Blockchain and Smart Contracts in Space Activities,” in Lesley Jane Smith, Ingo Bauman, and Susan-Gale Wintermuth, eds. The Routledge Handbook of Commercial Space Law (Routledge 2023)
  • P.J. Blount, “A Network of Governance,” in  P.J. Blount and Mahulena Hofmann, Space Law in a Networked World (Brill 2023)
  • P.J. Blount, “Legal Issues Related to Satellite Orbits,” in Oxford Encyclopedia of Planetary Science (Oxford University Press 2022)
  • P.J. Blount, “Settling in Outer Space,” in Kai-Uwe Schrogl, Christina Giannopapa, and Ntorina Antoni, eds., A Research Agenda for Space Policy (Edward Elgar 2021)
  • George S. Robinson and P.J. Blount, “Cybernetic Transhuman Development: Legal Perspectives from Space and Cyberspace,” in Marietta Benko and Kai-Uwe Schrogl, eds. Outer Space – Future for Humankind: Issues of Law and Policy, Liber Amicorum George Robinson (Eleven International 2021)
  • P.J. Blount, “The Benefit of All Humankind: The Ethical Foundation of Space Security,” in Cassandra Steer and Matthew Hersch, eds., War and Peace in Outer Space: Law, Policy, and Ethics (Oxford University Press 2020)
  • Mahulena Hofmann and P.J. Blount, “Dispute Resolution in Space,” Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Procedural Law (Oxford University Press 2020)
  • P.J. Blount and David Molina, “Bringing Mankind to the Moon: The Human Rights Narrative in the Space Age,” in Brian Odum & Stephen Waring, eds., NASA and the Long Civil Rights Movement (University Press Florida 2019)
  • David Molina and P.J. Blount, “Bringing the Moon to Mankind: The Civil Rights Narrative in the Space Age,” in Brian Odum, & Stephen Waring, eds., NASA and the Long Civil Rights Movement (University Press Florida 2019)
  • P.J. Blount, “On-Orbit Servicing and Active Debris Removal: Legal Aspects,” in Anja Peculjic & Matteo Tugnoli, eds., Promoting Productive Cooperation Between Space Lawyers and Engineers (IGI Global 2019)
  • P.J. Blount, "Peaceful Uses of Outer Space," in Tanja Masson-Zwaan & Mahulena Hofmann, Introduction to Space Law (Kluwer 2019)
  • P.J. Blount and Sandra Alvarado Cabrera, "Remote Sensing," in Tanja Masson-Zwaan & Mahulena Hofmann, Introduction to Space Law (Kluwer 2019)
  • P.J. Blount,Sandra Alvarado Cabrera, & Federico Bergamasco, "Global Navigation Satellite Systems," in Tanja Masson-Zwaan & Mahulena Hofmann, Introduction to Space Law (Kluwer 2019)
  • P.J. Blount, “Space Security Law,” Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Planetary Sciences (Oxford University Press 2018)
  • P.J. Blount, “Innovating the Law: Fifty Years of the Outer Space Treaty,” in Mahulena Hofmann & P.J. Blount, eds., Innovation in Outer Space: International and African Perspectives (Nomos Press 2018)
  • P.J. Blount, “Sorting out Self-Defense in Space: Understanding the Conflicting Views on Self-Defense in the EU Code of Conduct,” in Maria Manoli & Sandy Belle Habchi, eds. Monograph Series IV - Conflicts in Space and the Rule of Law (Montreal: McGill University IASL 2018)
  • P.J. Blount, “Remote Sensing Law: An Overview of its Development and its Trajectory in the Global Context” in Prassad Thenkabail, ed., Remote Sensing Handbook, vol. 1 (Taylor & Francis 2015)

Published Conference Papers

  • P.J. Blount, “Open Science and Commercial Secrets,” Proceedings of the International Institute of Space Law 2022 (Eleven International 2023)
  • P.J. Blount, “CYA: A Legal Perspective on How to do Cybersecurity in Space,” Proceedings of the International Institute of Space Law 2020 (Eleven International 2022)
  • P.J. Blount, Showing Our Hand: The Case for Open SSA Data,” Proceedings of the International Institute of Space Law 2019 (Eleven International 2020)
  • P.J. Blount and Daniel Porras, “Get Your Filthy Hands off My Asteroid: Priority and Security in Space Resources,” Proceedings of the International Institute of Space Law 2019 (Eleven International 2020)
  • P.J. Blount, “That Escalated Quickly: The Cyber-ASAT Conundrum,” Proceedings of the International Institute of Space Law 2018 (Eleven International 2019)
  • P.J. Blount, “Seeing People: Using Satellites for the Benefit of All,” Proceedings of the International Institute of Space Law 2017 (Eleven International 2018)
  • P.J. Blount, “The Satellite and the Individual: The Legal Resolution of Remote Sensing,” Proceedings of the International Institute of Space Law 2016 (Eleven International 2017)
  • P.J. Blount, “Space Traffic Management and the United States Data Sharing Environment,” Proceedings of the International Institute of Space Law 2015 (Eleven International 2016)
  • P.J. Blount, “The Shaping of ‘Peaceful Purposes’: What North Korean Space Activities Can Tell Us About the Heart of Space Security Law,” Proceedings of the International Institute of Space Law 2013  (Eleven International 2014)
  • P.J. Blount, “Private Human Access to Space and Incentive Based Regulation in the United States,” Proceedings of the International Institute of Space Law 2011 (Eleven International 2011)
  • P.J. Blount, “International Cooperation: The Key to Space Security,” Proceedings of the International Institute of Space Law 2010 (AIAA 2010)
  • P.J. Blount, “The Development of International Norms to Enhance Space Security Law in an Asymmetric World,” Proceedings of the 52nd Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space (AIAA 2009)
  • P.J. Blount, Limits on Space Weapons: Incorporating the Law of War into the Corpus Juris Spatialis,” Proceedings of the 51st Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space (AIAA 2008)

 

Edited Volumes

  • Saadia Pekkanen and P.J. Blount, Oxford Handbook on Space Security (Oxford University Press 2024)
  • P.J. Blount and Mahulena Hofmann, Space Law in a Networked World (Brill 2023)
  • P.J. Blount, Rafael Moro-Aguilar, Tanja Masson-Zwaan, & Kai-Uwe Schrogl, Proceedings of the International Institute of Space Law 2022 (Eleven 2023)
  • P.J. Blount, Rafael Moro-Aguilar, Tanja Masson-Zwaan, & Kai-Uwe Schrogl, Proceedings of the International Institute of Space Law 2021 (Eleven 2022)
  • P.J. Blount, Rafael Moro-Aguilar, Tanja Masson-Zwaan, & Kai-Uwe Schrogl, Proceedings of the International Institute of Space Law 2020 (Eleven 2021)
  • P.J. Blount, Rafael Moro-Aguilar, Tanja Masson-Zwaan, & Kai-Uwe Schrogl, Proceedings of the International Institute of Space Law 2019 (Eleven 2020)
  • P.J. Blount, Rafael Moro-Aguilar, Tanja Masson-Zwaan, & Kai-Uwe Schrogl, Proceedings of the International Institute of Space Law 2018 (Eleven 2019)
  • Mahulena Hofmann and P.J. Blount, Innovation in Outer Space: International and African Perspectives (Nomos Press 2018)
  • P.J. Blount, Rafael Moro-Aguilar, Tanja Masson-Zwaan, & Kai-Uwe Schrogl, Proceedings of the International Institute of Space Law 2017 (Eleven 2018)
  • P.J. Blount, Rafael Moro-Aguilar, Tanja Masson-Zwaan, & Kai-Uwe Schrogl, Proceedings of the International Institute of Space Law 2016 (Eleven 2017)
  • P.J. Blount, editor-in-chief, Journal of Space Law, vols. 40-41 (University of Mississippi 2016-2017)
  • P.J. Blount, Rafael Moro-Aguilar & Tanja Masson-Zwaan, Proceedings of the International Institute of Space Law 2015 (Eleven 2016)
  • P.J. Blount, Rafael Moro-Aguilar & Tanja Masson-Zwaan, Proceedings of the International Institute of Space Law 2014 (Eleven 2015)
  • P.J. Blount, Space Law Documents 2013 (2014)
  • P.J. Blount and Joanne Irene Gabrynowicz, Space Law: Selected Documents 2012 (NCRSASL University of Mississippi 2013)
  • Joanne Irene Gabrynowicz and P.J. BlountUnmanned Aircraft Systems in U.S. National Airspace: Selected Documents (NCRSASL University of Mississippi 2012)
  • P.J. Blount and Joanne Irene Gabrynowicz, Space Law: Selected Documents 2011 (NCRSASL University of Mississippi 2012)
  • P.J. Blount and Joanne Irene Gabrynowicz, Space Law: Selected Documents 2010 (NCRSASL University of Mississippi 2011)
  • P.J. Blount and Joanne Irene Gabrynowicz, Space Law: Selected Documents 2009 (NCRSASL University of Mississippi 2010)
  • P.J. Blount and Joanne Irene Gabrynowicz, The North Korean Expendable Carrier Rocket, Unha-2: Selected Legal Document (NCRSASL University of Mississippi 2010)
  • P.J. Blount and Joanne Irene Gabrynowicz, Space Law: Selected Documents 2008 (NCRSASL University of Mississippi 2009)
  • P.J. Blount and Joanne Irene Gabrynowicz, USA-193: Selected Documents (NCRSASL University of Mississippi 2009)

 

Short Pieces, Reports, Bibliographies, Book Reviews

 

  • P.J. Blount, “Peaceful Purposes of Outer Space,” IISL Knowledge Constellation (2022) http://constellation.iislweb.space/pj-blount-peaceful-purposes/  
  • P.J. Blount,“Schrems II and the Data Protection Enforcement Gap,” EU Law Enforcement Blog (31 August 2021) https://eulawenforcement.com/?p=8062
  • Mahulena Hofmann and P.J. Blount, Book Review: “Martha Mejia-Kaiser, The Geostationary Ring,” Air & Space Law (2021)
  • Mohamed Amara and P.J. Blount, “SPARC Brief: United Arab Emirates,” Space Policy & Research Center, University of Washington (2020) https://www.sparc.uw.edu/uae/
  • P.J. Blount and anonymous, “Another Pyrrhic Victory: The White House’s Latest Executive Order on Space Mining,” spacewatch.global, April 2020, https://spacewatch.global/2020/04/another-pyrrhic-victory-the-white-houses-latest-executive-order-on-space-mining/
  • P.J. Blount and Christopher Hearsey, “A Year of Milestones in Aerospace,” Aerospace America (January 2017)
  • P.J. Blount, Report, “The 10th Eilene M. Galloway Symposium on Critical Issues in Space Law: Through the Looking-Glass of Time - What Has Been Achieved and Where it Leads,” Proceedings of the International Institute of Space Law 2015 (2016)
  • P.J. Blount, Report, “The 9th Eilene M. Galloway Symposium on Critical Issues in Space Law: Non-traditional Space Activities,” Proceedings of the International Institute of Space Law 2014 (2015)
  • P.J. Blount, Report, “The 8th Eilene M. Galloway Symposium on Critical Issues in Space Law: Disruptive (Game Changing) Space Technologies, Laws and Polices,” Proceedings of the International Institute of Space Law 2013 (2014)     
  • P.J. Blount, Book Review, “Michael C. Minero, Space Technology Export Controls and International Cooperation in Outer Space (Springer 2012),” ZLW: German Journal of Air and Space Law (2013)
  • P.J. Blount, “Bibliography on Aviation and Space Law,” Journal of Space Law, volumes 33/2-38/2 (2007-2013)
  • P.J. Blount, Report, “The 7th Eilene M. Galloway Symposium on Critical Issues in Space Law: Global and Regional Space Organizations and the Law,” Proceedings of the International Institute of Space Law 2012 (2013) 
  • P.J. Blount, Res Communis, blog of legal issues of aerospace activities, National Center for Remote Sensing, Air, and Space Law, University of Mississippi (2007-2012)
  • P.J. Blount, Report, “5th Eilene Galloway Symposium on Critical Issues in Space Law on Article IX of the Outer Space Treaty and Peaceful Purposes: Issues and Implementation, Washington December 2, 2010,” ZLW: German Journal of Air and Space Law (2011)
  • P.J. Blount, Report, “Fourth Eilene M. Galloway Symposium on Critical Issues in Space Law: International Cooperation for Peaceful Purposes,” Proceedings of the 52nd Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space (2010)

Teaching

I am currently teaching Public International Law, Media Law, International Law and Transnational Challenges, and Law, Technology, and Society.  In the past I have taught courses such as Space Security Law, International Telecommunication Law, Human Rights Law, Space Law, Cyberlaw, Intellectual Property, American Foreign Policy, and Legal Research and Writing.

Biography

Education

  • 2024 - Ph.D., Comparative Literature, University of Luxembourg 
  • 2016 - Ph.D., Global Affairs, Rutgers University
  • 2015 - M.S., Global Affairs, Rutgers University
  • 2007 - L.L.M., Public International Law, King's College London, with merit
  • 2006 - J.D., University of Mississippi School of Law, cum laude
  • 2002 - B.A., English, University of Georgia / A.B.J., Print Journalism, University of Georgia

Professional Experience

  • 2023 - 2024 - Visiting Scholar, Mae Fah Luang University, Chiang Rai, Thailand
  • 2013 - 2022 - Adjunct Professor, LL.M. in Air and Space Law, University of Mississippi School of Law
  • 2020 - 2021 - Research Fellow, Cybersecurity Governance and Regulation, SES s.a./ University of Luxembourg – Luxembourg National Research Fund Industrial Fellowship, Project Title: Cybersecurity Law for the Space Industry
  • 2018 - 2019 - Postdoctoral Researcher, Faculty of Law, Economics, and Finance, University of Luxembourg, Research Unit on Law
  • 2013 - 2019 - Adjunct Professor, Department of Political Science and Law, Montclair State University
  • 2017 - Visiting Scholar, Beijing Institute of Technology, School of Law
  • 2016 - Adjunct Professor, New Jersey City University
  • 2007 - 2013 - Research Counsel & Instructor of Law, National Center for Remote Sensing, Air, and Space Law, University of Mississippi School of Law

Professional Licenses & Qualifications

  • Licensed Attorney, Bar Association of the State of Georgia 

 

Speaking engagements

2024

  • “The Digital Grey Space between Measures Short of War and Article 2(4),” Revolutionary Technologies and Evolutionary Laws: Challenges and Opportunities, Mahindra University, Hyderabad, India, online (1 March)
  • “Cybersecurity in the Space Domain,” Leiden University, The Netherlands, online (19 February)
  • “IISL Statement on the Zero Draft of the pact for the Future,” Outer Space in the Zero Draft of the Pact of the Future: Perspectives and Next Steps hosted by the Permanent Mission of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United Nations and the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), Vienna Austria, online (7 February) 
  • “Introduction to Space Law” and “Cybersecurity Law in the Space Domain,” International Space University, Strasbourg, France (4-5 January)

2023   

  • “Space Liability” and “Space Security,” Army Law College, Savitribai Phule Pune University, Pune, India, online (5 December)
  • “Space and Cybersecurity,” UNIVERSEH, University of Luxembourg, online (26 October)
  • “Introduction to Space Law,” Space Policy and Law Course, London Institute of Space Policy and Law, online (23 October)
  • “Who Owns the Moon?” Cardiff University Open Day Taster Lecture, Cardiff, UK (21 October)
  • Team Adviser, Mission Control TTX Hackathon, AIAA ASCEND Conference, online (21 October)
  • Panellist, Special Session on Moon Farside Protection, International Astronautical Congress, Baku, Azerbaijan (6 October)
  • Debate Participant, “Be it resolved, non-legally binding instruments like the Artemis Accords will lead to the harmonization of the law of outer space . . .” International Astronautical Congress, Baku, Azerbaijan (6 October)
  • “A Theory of Space Governance,” International Astronautical Congress, Baku, Azerbaijan (4 October)
  • Space Deterrence Then, and Space Deterrence Now: The Rules at the Law's End,” Space Security and Safety Conference, Space Park Leicester, United Kingdom (28 September)
  • Discussant, Ph.D. Thesis Feedback Seminar, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark (21 August)
  • Guest Lecturer, “Space Security,” “Cybersecurity,” and “Space Law,” International Space University, Summer Studies Program, Sao Jose dos Campos, Bazil (25 July – 6 August)
  • Reprogramming the World: Cyberspace and the Geography of Global Order,” National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, online (15 June)
  • Panellist, “Space Resources – Chances and Legal Challenges,” University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria (6 June)
  • “Seattle Working Group on Space Safety,” University of Washington, Seattle, USA (26 May)
  • “The Legal Research and Writing Process,” Mae Fah Luang University, Chiang Rai, Thailand (23 April)
  • “Legal Perspectives on the Space-Cybersecurity Nexus,” University of Washington, online (20 April)
  • “Norm Creation for STM and the Opportunity to Achieve Space Traffic Coordination,” Workshop on Future Governance of Space Situational Awareness and Space Traffic Management, University of Adelaide, online (4 April)
  • Guest Lecturer, “Export Control” and “Earth Observation,” Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands (3-4 April)
  • “Cybersecurity and Space Security,” Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence on European Union Space Governance, KU Leuvan, online (8 March)
  • Panellist, “International Space Cooperation - Artemis, Civil-Space, and State Partnerships,” 3rd Annual United States Space Command Legal Conference, online (28 February)
  • Guest Lecture, “Cybersecurity,” Leiden University, online (23 February)
  • Guest Lecture, “Cybersecurity,” International Space University, online (13 February)
  • “Space Sustainability: Preserving the Outer Space Environment for Future Generations,” St. David’s College, Cardiff, UK (2 February)
  • Guest Lecture, “Export Controls,” International Space University, Strasbourg, France (23 January)

2022   

  • “Space Sustainability,” Student CELP Winter Conference, Cardiff University (7 December)
  • Keynote, “Cybersecurity Cooperation,” 8th China International Commercial Aerospace Forum, Wuhan, China, online (25 November)
  • Guest Lecturer, “Cybersecurity” and “Ethics,” Interdisciplinary Space Masters, University of Luxembourg (23 & 30 November)
  • Panelist, “Space Traffic Management,” CyFy 2022, Delhi, India (26 October)
  • “Sources of Space Law,” Space Policy and Law Course, London Institute of Space Policy and Law, online (24 October)
  • “Who Owns the Moon?” Taster Lecture, Cardiff University Open Day, Cardiff, Wales (22 October)
  • Guest Lecture, “Cybersecurity,” UNIVERSEH, University of Luxembourg, online (13 October)
  • “Open Science and Commercial Secrets,” International Astronautical Congress, Paris, France (19 September)
  • Various lectures, Summer Studies Program, International Space University, Lisbon, Portugal (1-5 August)
  • “Space Law and Cybersecurity,” Cyber Security Weekly Podcast (July)
  • “The Nexus of Liability and Concurrent Jurisdiction in Space,” The Liability Convention in the ‘New Space’ Age Colloquium, Open University, online (26 May)
  • “An Introduction to Space Law,” United Nations Institute for Training and Research, online (27 April)
  • “Open Data and Space Domain Awareness,” Space Course Pt. 2: The Case for Space Domain Awareness,”\ Space Law, Data and Policy Program, University of Washington, online (26 April)
  • “Cybersecurity”, “Export Control”, “Remote Sensing,” International Institute of Air and Space Law, Leiden University (2 & 31 March, 1 April)
  • “Space and Cybersecurity,” Free University of Amsterdam, online (15 March)
  • Panelist, Symposium: The Environmental Implications of Commercial Space Activity, Fordham University, online (10 March)
  • Guest, Discovery Podcast, University of Washington (recorded 15 February)
  • “The Future: Space Traffic Management,” Space Course: The Problem with Orbital Debris, Space Law, Data and Policy Program, University of Washington, online (8 February)

Supervisions

I am interested in supervising PhD students in the areas of:

  • Space Law
  • Law & Technology
  • Cyberlaw
  • Law of International Peace and Security
  • International Law

Current supervision

Specialisms

  • International relations
  • Public international law
  • space law
  • Cybersecurity
  • Cyberlaw