Celestial Citizen Podcast Ep. #108: Space Law — Entering the Space 5.0 Era
What lies ahead as we enter the Space 5.0 Era? How can space law support equitable outcomes amongst stakeholders in space? On this week’s episode, we’ll discuss the future of governance and how it must evolve to meet the needs of humans living and working in space.
My guest on the show, Dr. Timiebi Aganaba-Jeanty, is currently an Assistant Professor in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society with a courtesy appointment at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law. She is an expert on all things space law. Her research explores participation mechanisms for global space governance and environmental governance. Her goal is to find ways to account for different perspectives and the participation of diverse actors in decision making. Before coming to the School for the Future Innovation of Society, Dr. Aganaba-Jeanty worked for the Canadian Space Agency while she was a PhD candidate at the Institute of Air and Space Law at McGill University. She also served as Executive Director for World Space Week, Associate Chair of the Space Policy, Law and Economics Department at the International Space University in Cork, Ireland and was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation. In 2017 she was the recipient of a Space Leaders award by the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) and her doctoral research received the George and Ann Robinson Award for advanced research capabilities.