This book launch will be co-hosted by the Secure World Foundation, the Australian National University (ANU)’s Centre for International and Public Law, Harvard University’s Department of the History of Science, and the University of Pennsylvania’s Center for Ethics and the Rule of Law. It will discuss many of the issues raised in War and Peace in Outer Space, as well as examine how the current international security scene is shaped by the topics raised in the book.
This volume examines the growing weaponization of outer space and the potential for a space-based conflict in the very near future, and options for space diplomacy. It features contributions from a range of experts, including academics, military lawyers, military space operators, aerospace industry representatives, diplomats, and national security and policy advisors from Canada, Europe, and the United States. The book explores the moral and legal issues of space security and the military uses of outer space.
Moderator: Shashank Joshi, The Economist
Air Commodore Philip Gordon, Director General Air Defence and Space, Royal Australian Air Force
Matthew Hersch, Harvard University
Victoria Samson, Secure World Foundation
Cassandra Steer, ANU College of Law