NASA's Associate Admininistrator for Human Exploration and Operations, Bill Gerstenmaier, will be the keynote speaker at this year's Eilene M. Galloway Symposium on Critical Issues in Space Law. The symposium will be held in Washington, DC on December 6, 2012.
The overall theme of the conference is "Global and Regional Space Organizations and the Law." Gerstenmaier's address will be followed by four panels:
- Founding Agreements of Regional and Global Space Organizations -- the European Space Agency, the Asia Pacific Space Cooperation Organization and the United Nations Committee on Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOUS)
- Legal Aspects of Organizations with a Space Component -- the Group on Earth Observations, the International Telecommunication Union, and "the evolution of the GEO Datasharing Principles and their application"
- Restructured Organizations: From the Cold War to the Era of Globalization -- INTERSPUTNIK, INMARSAT, Intelsat General, and the International Telecommunications Satellite Organization (ITSO), International Mobile Satellite Organization (IMSO), and EUTELSAT
- Practitioners' Roundtable: Working With and Serving the Day-to-Day Legal Needs of Regional and Global Space Organizations -- representatives of ESA, COPUOS, NASA, and the Space Law Practice Group of Sherman & Howard
The conference will be held at the Cosmos Club, 2121 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Washington, DC. It is free, but registration is required.
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