Moon Dialogs Research Salon #13: Mobilizing Youth for Lunar Governance

When: Friday, May 28, 2021

Time: 10:00 AM EDT

Where: Virtual

The Moon Dialogs invites you to join us on Friday, May 28 for Mobilizing Youth for Lunar Governance: Strategies from the SGAC's E.A.G.L.E. Team and Lessons Learned from the Climate Movement.

Within the next decade, humanity will establish a long-term presence on the Moon. What was once science-fiction will become reality. As we race closer to this inevitable moment, however, there is a growing list of unanswered questions: What will our presence look like? What activities should be allowed? How will those activities be governed? Who will be responsible? We have a duty to answer these questions now in order to ensure the security of future generations—they will have to deal with the consequences of our actions today. In order to do this effectively, we have to engage, empower, and mobilize younger generations. But, how? What lessons can we draw from other youth-led global advocacy and political movements?

In this Moon Dialogs' research salon, we will explore these questions by examining the Lunar Governance Report recently released by the Space Generation Advisory Council and developed over the course of a year by its E.A.G.L.E. (Effective and Adaptive Governance for a Lunar Ecosystem) Action Team. During the salon, we will also identify effective strategies carried out by the climate movement that can be applied to the challenge of lunar governance.

This salon will feature breakout rooms and a Q&A period to encourage discussion among attendees and panelists. Join us!


Mehak Sarang, Lunar Exploration Projects Lead, MIT Space Exploration Initiative

Antonino Salmeri, Lead of SGAC’s E.A.G.L.E. Team and Doctoral Research in Space Law at the University of Luxembourg

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Last updated on May 17, 2021