- Contains contributions from renowned international scholars, industry professionals, and diplomats
- Answers important questions about and presents fresh ideas aimed at ensuring continued sustainable development of outer space
- Discusses crucial goals of ending poverty and promoting global peace
About This Title
As the sixth publication of the Centre for Research in Air and Space Law’s Monograph Series, this book contains selected papers presented at the 5th Manfred Lachs International Conference on Global Space Governance and the UN 2030 Agenda, which took place in May 2017 in Montreal, Canada, coinciding with the fiftieth anniversary of the Outer Space Treaty. The event featured more than 50 speakers, 100 attendees, and two high-level panels co-organized by the United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs and the Canadian Space Agency. The UN 2030 Agenda consists of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure prosperity for all.
The various chapters of this book, written by renowned international scholars, professionals and diplomats, address questions of sustainable development on Earth as well as in space, paying particular attention to the interface between the two. This interdisciplinary work presents fresh ideas aimed to ensure the continued sustainable development of outer space as well as its effects on the sustainable development of life on Earth.
About The Editor
Aram Daniel Kerkonian is a research assistant, assistant editor, and current doctoral candidate at McGill University, Institute of Air and Space. He is also the Founder and Chief Legal Consultant for Ardaker Space Consultants. His current research focuses on Canadian space law and policy, global governance, and the sustainable development of outer space. Aram completed an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree at Queen’s University in 2011 and his Juris Doctor at the University of Windsor in 2014. During his studies, Aram spent a term at Harvard University and was selected as a member of the International Peace and Security Institute’s inaugural symposium on Post-Conflict Transitions and International Justice in The Hague, Netherlands. Aram completed his articles as a judicial law clerk to the Ontario Superior Court of Justice in 2015 and was called to the Bar of Ontario as a licensed Barrister and Solicitor that same year. Aram is the recipient of numerous academic awards, the most recent being the Joseph A. Bombardier Scholarship in support of his research on the legal issues associated with the permanent human settlement of celestial bodies in outer space, awarded through the Government of Canada’s Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council.
Monograph Series VI: Global Space Governance and the UN 2030 Agenda
Item #: 1006522
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