Collquium Series Continues with Dr. Edythe E. Weeks
The Spring 2013 Space Studies Colloquium Series will focus on the general theme "Near-Earth Asteroid Mining" and will feature several leading experts in the field.
The second presentation in this series will feature Dr. Edythe E. Weeks, Esq., Adjunct Faculty, Webster University.
Topic: "Reading Tea Leaves, Space Law & Policy: A Method for Elucidating the Next Big Thing”
Date: Monday, February 25th
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: Ryan Hall, Room 111
About the Topic: Dr. Weeks will discuss recent U.S. space policy and U.S. space law provisions and how they complement and/or potentially conflict with International space treaty provisions, and how this is likely to be relevant regarding space mining plans being articulated by various key actors within the space community.
About the Speaker: Weeks completed a Bachelors degree in Economics in 1984 and a J.D. in 1987 from the University of Missouri – Columbia in 1987. In 1998, she decided to pursue a long term goal of pursuing a Ph.D. in Politics & International Affairs. In 2006 Weeks successfully defended a dissertation entitled The Politics of Space Law in a Post Cold War Era: Understanding Regime Change at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. This research relied on a critical analysis of space law and policy to elucidate newly emerging trends. In 2002, while still a graduate student, Weeks began teaching courses and attending and presenting at space conferences. For the past 4 years, Weeks has been creating and teaching online courses, including The New Space Rush and International Law and Politics of Outer Space at Webster University Worldwide and Washington University in St. Louis. Weeks has presented and published a variety of papers before the international space community via the International Astronautical Federation Congresses, and was elected into the International Institute of Space Law in 2004. She speaks on topics related to space law and newly emerging trends for outer space development to space organizations, K-12 groups, university clubs and organizations, companies, and creates space themed courses for social and behavioral sciences students.
Those unable to attend in person may view the live webcast via Connect-Pro: http://connect.aero.und.edu/colloquium/ Sign in as a guest or use your Connect-Pro log-in.
A live webcast is also available at http://realmedia.aero.und.edu/liveclass.html
Colloquium presentations will be added to the space.edu colloquium website after the live event for later viewing at http://www.space.edu/Academic%20Programs/colloquium.aspx?academic