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Space Café Recap: “Law Breakfast with Steven Freeland” #16

In the latest (16th) “Space Café Law Breakfast with Steven Freeland”, host Steven Freeland, Emeritus Professor at Western Sydney University, and Professorial Fellow at Bond University, and Co-Host Torsten KrieningSpaceWatch.Global’s Publisher, welcomed Dr. Anne-Sophie Martin and Duncan Blake to a sensational breakfast discussion at the famous Caffe Palombini in Rome.

Over breakfast treats and coffee, they discussed important issues relating to current and future space activities and the challenges and opportunities raised by constantly developing space technology. These included questions such as:

  • How do we guarantee an equitable system of access to space in the future?
  • How do we understand the international legal framework for space activities within the broader lens of international law?
  • How do we reconcile the inherent dual-use nature of space and increasing military activities in space, with the fundamental principles of cooperation and sustainability?
  • What is the impact of increasing AI and similar technology for the management of space activities?
  • How do we best address the challenges posed by increasing space debris?
  • Why is it so important that we learn from and listen to indigenous and first nations perspectives on space as we continue to develop further international space governance principles?

Anne-Sophie and Duncan, who both have great expertise in regulatory, operational and technical aspects of space activities, also provided their ‘one word’ to describe the wonders of space/space law – a tradition for all guests at the Space Café Law Breakfasts.

We hope that you enjoyed this discussion (see video below) and will already note in your diary to join us for the next regular Space Café “Law Breakfast with Steven Freeland” on 23 May 2024 (9.30am CEST) with two great guests (details to follow soon…)

In the meantime, please let us know if there is a particular event or issue that you want our expert panels to help to ‘demystify’. We are always interested in your views and suggestions.

We really hope you will join us for breakfast again soon.

This 16th Space Café “Law Breakfast with Steven Freeland” was held on 25 January 2024.

SpaceWatch.Global is a Europe-digital magazine and portal for those interested in space and the far-reaching impact of the space sector.

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