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Board of directors

The Board of Directors is elected by the General Assembly and is responsible for the efficient and effective management and supervision of the activities and affairs of the Institute in accordance with its Statutes and Bylaws. The Board meets twice per year and is composed of twenty-one members, five of whom serve as Officers (President, two Vice- Presidents, Executive Secretary and Treasurer).

Board members are elected for three-year terms and may be re-elected. Elections are run electronically and are managed by an Election Committee, appointed each year by the General Assembly.

Tasks and qualification criteria for the Board of Directors

The general tasks of all board members are to attend all meetings of the Board of Directors and General Assemblies and actively contribute to the realisation of the purposes and objectives of the Institute. Maintain the highest ethical standards and act in the best interest of the Institute.

PresidentHighest-ranking Officer of the Institute, chair all conferences and meetings of the Institute and perform all duties pertaining to the office.

Vice-Presidents: Actively assist the President and carry out duties assigned by the General Assembly, the Board of Directors or the President.

Executive Secretary: Keep the minutes of meetings, give notice of meetings and generally perform all duties the office may require.

Treasurer: Custodian of all funds of the Institute, manage the Institute’s accounts and disburse funds upon submission of appropriate bills or statements.

Member of the Board: Individual Member or designated representative of an Institutional Member, significant experience in the juridical or social science aspects of space activities, committed to the Purposes and Objectives of the Institute.

President

Prof. Dr Kai-Uwe Schrogl (Germany) President 2013-2016 The President is one of the Officers upon the Board of the International Institute of Space Law. Prof. Dr. Kai-Uwe Schrogl is the Head of the Relations with Member States Department in the Director General’s Cabinet of the European Space Agency (ESA, Headquarters in Paris, France). From 2007 to …

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Vice-President

The Vice-Presidents is an Officer post on the Board of the International Institute of Space Law.

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Executive Secretary

Prof.  Dr Diane Howard (United States/Canada) Executive Secretary 2014-2017 The Executive Secretary is one of the Officers upon the Board of the International Institute of Space Law. Professor Dr Diane Howard is Assistant Professor in the Commercial Space Operations programme at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida USA. She is responsible for curriculum development and …

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Treasurer

Mr Dennis J. Burnett (United States) Treasurer 2014-2017 The Treasurer is one of the Officers upon the Board of the International Institute of Space Law. Mr. Burnett is an attorney with experience in government, corporate and private practice. He has advised government and private clients from Australia, China, France, Germany, Japan, Russia, Spain, United Kingdom and …

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Members of the Board

A Member of the Board is an individual Member or designated representative of an Institutional Member, significant experience in the juridical or social science aspects of space activities, committed to the Purposes and Objectives of the Institute.

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Honorary Directors

On recommendation of the Board of Directors, outgoing Members of the Board who have made outstanding contributions to international cooperation in the peaceful uses of outer space, or to the development of space law, and who have served for several succeeding terms and have contributed substantially to the work of the Institute, may be elected …

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Presidents Emeriti

On recommendation of the Board of Directors, an outgoing President who has served in that capacity over several terms and has made outstanding contributions to international cooperation in the exploration and use of outer space for peaceful purposes, or to the development of space law, and has contributed substantially to the development and the activities …

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