SWF Sponsors and Co-Organizes 14th Annual Eilene M. Galloway Symposium on Critical Issues in Space Law

Thursday, December 12, 2019

On Wednesday, December 12, the International Institute of Space Law (IISL) organized and hosted the 14th Eilene M. Galloway Memorial Symposium on Critical Issues in Space Law at the Cosmos Club in Washington DC. The Secure World Foundation was an anchor sponsor and co-organizer for this year’s Galloway event, entitled “Contemporary Issues and New Lessons in Space Commercialization”.

Among other morning panel discussions, Representative Kendra Horn (D-Okla.), chair of the House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics, spoke on NASA-authorizing legislation and other regulatory issues. 

SWF Executive Director Dr. Peter Martinez appeared on the afternoon panel “International Best Practices to Preserve the Outer Space Environment”, where he discussed the history and work of the Working Group on the long-term sustainability of outer space activities, and the finalization of the Long-term Sustainability of Outer Space Activities Guidelines, as well as offered a prospectus of future work on sustainability of space activities within the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS). The panel, moderated by Amber Charlesworth of the US State Department, also featured Dan Dumbacher, Executive Director of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA), Tom Stroup, President of the Satellite Industry Association (SIA), and Dr. Diane Howard, Chief Counsel, Office of Space Commerce, US Department of Commerce.

SWF Space Law Advisor Chris Johnson assisted in putting together another afternoon panel on governmental oversight of commercial payloads: “Conversation about Payloads: Process, Law & Politics” moderated by Jess Noble, General Counsel of Nanoracks, and featuring Sabrina Jawed, Regulatory and Space Law Attorney at the Federal Aviation Administration, Christopher Ingraham, Stakeholder Communications Manager for the ISS at the US National Laboratory, and Kelsey McBarron, an Associate at Schroeder Law PLLC.

More information is available on the event page here, and the program for the 2019 Galloway Symposium can be found here.


Last updated on December 13, 2019