Joanne Gabrynowicz Returns to Present at Space Studies Colloquium Series
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 next presentation in this series will feature Joanne Irene Gabrynowicz, J.D., Director, National Center for Remote Sensing, Air and Space Law and Research Professor of Law, The University of Mississippi School of Law
Topic: "Asteroids to Assets: International and U.S. Legal Considerations for Emerging Private and Commercial Space Activities”
Date: Friday, March 1st (Note variance from normal Monday schedule)
Time: 4:00 p.m.
Location: Ryan Hall, Room 111
About the Topic: In the era of globalization, private sector and commercial space activities are changing. Large, Cold War Era aerospace corporations that have operated on robust "buy national" governmental contracting policies are being joined by new, smaller, entrepreneurial companies that seek profit by providing goods and services in an international marketplace. Debate continues about the viability and differences of these two models. However, the new companies are raising legal issues that the traditional companies have not: Can property be claimed and developed on celestial bodies by private companies or by commercial government companies? Can these entities "settle" or "colonize"? Are commercial activities operated in orbit legally different from those operated on Earth or the Moon and other celestial bodies? What, if any, public good responsibilities do these companies have? How will they be regulated? Will who regulate them? This talk will provide an introduction to the legal landscape that governs these activities, discuss existing precedents, and raise possibilities for unprecedented activities.
About the Speaker: Prof. Gabrynowicz teaches space law and remote sensing law at the University of Mississippi School of Law and is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Space Law. She is an official observer for the International Institute of Space Law to the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space Legal Subcommittee. She is a member of the American Bar Association, Forum on Aviation and Space Law, the New York State Bar, the International Institute of Space Law and Women in Aerospace, among other professional groups. Prof. Gabrynowicz was a founding faculty member of the Space Studies Department at the University of North Dakota, where she also served as its Director of Graduate Studies.
You may view her entire bio at http://www.spacelaw.olemiss.edu/about/faculty-staff/gabrynowicz.html
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A live webcast is also available at http://realmedia.aero.und.edu/liveclass.html
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