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PSSI Delivered Guest Lecture on Law and Space Security

30.05.2018

On May 31, 2018, PSSI Senior Fellow, Dr. Martina Smuclerova, delivered a lecture on "Law and Space Security" at the Charles University in Prague as the guest lecturer at the Space Security Course accredited within the Charles University’s Master’s Degree in International Security Studies. Dr. Smuclerova presented the general legal framework of space activities with the focus on space security norms.

The overview of general principles of space law was set in the current scene of international space politics and illustrated via three topical legal issues: exploitation of natural resources in outer space, law applicable to suborbital flights, and space debris mitigation measures. The presentation also covered discussion concerning the term "peaceful purposes" as the ultimate limitation on the use and exploration of outer space. Dr. Smuclerova highlighted the need to apply both space law norms and general international law, in particular the UN Charter, with respect to the issues of military uses of outer space. Attention was paid to current initiatives at the United Nations, EU, and ESA. 

PSSI Contributes to 2019 Space Security Index Working Group Meeting

17.05.2019

PSSI’s Space Security Program Director, Dr. Jana Robinson, contributed to the 16th annual Space Security Index Working Group meeting hosted by McGill University in Montreal on May 15-17, 2019. She was also an expert reviewer of the 2017 edition ... more »

PSSI to Hold its Fifth International Space Security Conference

03.05.2019

The Prague Security Studies Institute (PSSI) will convene its fifth international Space Security Conference on June 9-11, 2019, in Prague, in partnership with the European Space Agency (ESA) and the Secure World Foundation (SWF). The upon-invitation-only ... more »

Space Security Lectures Are Back

26.04.2019

The first lecture of this spring's series will take place on May 6, 2019, 18:00  at the American Center.  Dr Jan Kolář, director of the Czech Space Office, will talk about the moon as the subject of new space ... more »

PSSI Held a Conference Devoted to External Influence in Western Balkans

26.04.2019

The event was co-organized by the Prague Security Studies Institute and the Institute of International Relations under the auspices of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, and in cooperation with the Foreign ... more »

Call for Applications: 15th Annual PSSI Summer School

11.04.2019

We are now accepting applications for this year's summer school! The 15th Annual PSSI Summer School, organized in cooperation with NATO Public Diplomacy Division and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, is titled “NATO ... more »

PSSI At 35th Space Symposium

07.04.2019

PSSI’s Space Security Program Director, Dr. Jana Robinson, is attending the 35th Space Symposium, organized annually by the Space Foundation. ... more »