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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.

Setsuko Aoki

Prof. Setsuko Aoki (Japan) Director current term: 2015-2018 Career: present position: Professor, Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University, Japan (since April 2004); Previous careers include Associate Professor, School of Social Science, National Defense Academy of Japan (1994-1999) and Associate Professor, Faculty of Policy Management, Keio University, Japan (1999-2004). Education and Degree: Doctor of Civil Law …

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PJ Blount

Prof. PJ Blount (United States) Director current term: 2015-2018 Biography not yet available.

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Frans von der Dunk

Prof. Dr Frans G. von der Dunk (Netherlands) Director current term: 2014-2017   Professor Dr. Frans G. von der Dunk currently holds the Harvey and Susan Perlman Alumni/ Othmer Chair of Space Law at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, in the United States. He also is Director of Black Holes BV, Consultancy in space law and …

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Marco Ferrazzani

Prof. Marco Ferrazzani (Italy) Director current term: 2015-2018 Since 2010, Marco Ferrazzani has been the Legal Counsel and Head of the Legal Services Department at the European Space Agency (ESA). In this capacity, he provides legal advice on questions of both public and private law to the Agency and to its Council of Member States in …

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Steven Freeland

Prof. Steven Freeland (Australia) Director current term: 2013-2016 Steven Freeland is Professor of International Law at the University of Western Sydney, Visiting Professor in International Law at the University of Copenhagen, and a Member of Faculty of the London Institute of Space Policy and Law. He has also been a Visiting Professional within the Appeals Chamber …

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Joanne Gabrynowicz

Prof. Joanne Irene Gabrynowicz (United States) Director current term: 2015-2018 Prof. Gabrynowicz is a Professor of space law and Director of the National Center for Remote Sensing, Air, and Space Law, at the Univ. of Mississippi School of Law. She is the Editor-in-Chief of the JOURNAL OF SPACE LAW and a Director of the International …

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Stephan Hobe

Prof. Dr Stephan Hobe (Germany) Director current term: 2014-2017   Awaiting biography

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Mahulena Hofmann

Prof. Dr Mahulena Hofmann (Czech Republic) Director current term: 2014-2017   Awaiting biography

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Corinne Jorgenson

Ms Corinne Jorgenson (United States) Director current term: 2015-2018 Corinne M. Jorgenson is President of Advancing Space, a consulting group that specialises in civil and commercial space. Services include policy analysis and regulatory assessment as well as strategic insights, business and market analysis to government, industry and international institutions. She carries out various research activities …

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Martha Mejia-Kaiser

Dr Martha Mejia-Kaiser (Mexico/Germany) Director current term: 2016-2019 Born in Mexico City in 1957 and living in Germany since 1989. Received a Licentiate’s degree in International Relations, a Master’s degree in International Law and a Doctorate in Political and Social Sciences from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). Diploma in Air and Space Law …

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Sergio Marchisio

Prof. Sergio Marchisio (Italy) Director current term: 2013-2016 Sergio Marchisio is Full Professor of International Law at the University Sapienza of Rome and Director of the Institute for International Legal Studies of the National Research Council (ISGI-CNR). Since 2007 he is Chairman of the European Centre for Space Law (ECSL) within the European Space Agency …

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Elina Morozova

Ms Elina Morozova (Russia) Director current term: 2016-2019 Date of birth: 14 August 1982 Present position: Head of International and Legal Service, Intersputnik International Organization of Space Communications Education and degree: 2009 LL.M in International Business Law (with distinction), University of Manchester 2008 International Commerce, All-Russian Academy of Foreign Trade under the Ministry of Economic …

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Lesley-Jane Smith

Prof. Lesley-Jane Smith (United Kingdom) Director current term: 2015-2018 Prof. Dr. Lesley Jane Smith (b. 1956) trained and qualified as a legal practitioner (Solicitor) in Scotland, working in private practice and government, with subsequent experience in France and at EC level, before relocating to Germany. She is a partner in the law firm Weber-Steinhaus & …

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Milton ‘Skip’ Smith

Dr Milton ‘Skip’ Smith  (United States) Director current term: 2015-2018 Milton (“Skip”) Smith is in private practice and is co-chair of the Sherman & Howard law firm Space Law Practice Group. Skip has been an IISL member since 1986, was President of the Association of U.S. Members of the IISL for many years, helped start …

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Maureen Williams

Prof. Dr Maureen Williams (UK/Argentina) Director current term: 2015-2018 Educated at the Universities of Buenos Aires, Paris, Oxford and London. Master of Laws (LL.M), University College, London University. Doctor of Law and Social Sciences, First Class Honours, Faculty of Law, University of Buenos Aires. Maureen Williams is currently Senior Career Scientist (“investigadora superior”), Conicet – National …

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Zhenjun Zhang

Prof. Zhenjun Zhang (China) Director current term: 2015-2018 Zhenjun Zhang is Secretary General/Research Fellow at the China Institute of Space Law. His major achievements and responsibilities are: Serving as Expert Group D member of UN COPUOS Working Group on Long Term Sustainability for Outer Space Activities since 2011. Serving as Chinese Delegation member to the …

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