HSL Seminar - Maya Nasr (Thursday, 5/19. 12-1p, Rm 33-206)

Speaker:  Maya Nasr, HSL

Title:  “Policy Framework for Sustainable and Equitable Space Resource Utilization”


This talk proposes a more sustainable and equitable policy framework for space exploration and natural resource utilization. The research begins with a detailed review of currently existing national and international policies, laws and guidelines to identify the gaps and inadequacies of policy and governance for space resource utilization. Analysis of lessons learned from history, politics, and our resource governance regimes for space analogs on Earth provides guidance on best approaches for policy and governance related to space resources. These will be adapted to the special circumstances of space, leading to an improved plan for international management of space resources in an era of increased multinational exploration and ISRU.