Prof. Joanne Irene Gabrynowicz (United States)
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 Institute of Space Law (IISL). Prof. Gabrynowicz serves as an official observer for the International Astronautical Federation to the UNCOPUOS Legal Subcommittee and has made a number of presentations to that group on space law issues. The UN Office of Outer Space Affairs has invited Prof. Gabrynowicz to lecture on space law at all of its space law capacity building workshops for government officials and policymakers. In 1999, the IISL invited Prof. Gabrynowicz to write and present the remote sensing law position paper at UNISPACE III.
Prof. Gabrynowicz briefed former U.S. Secretary of the Interior Gayle Norton as part of the Secretary’s preparation for the Earth Observation Summit. She was the organizer and chair of the U.S. Federal Advisory Committee for the National Satellite Land Remote Sensing Data Archive and was also is a member of the U.S. Department of Commerce Advisory Committee on Commercial Remote Sensing. Prof. Gabrynowicz advised the Eisenhower Institute on its study, The Future of Space—the Next Strategic Frontier.
Prof. Gabrynowicz was a founding faculty member of the Space Studies Department at the University of North Dakota. Prof. Gabrynowicz was the managing attorney of a NYC law firm. She is a member of the American Bar Association Forum on Aviation and Space Law. In 2001 she was awarded the Women in Aerospace Outstanding International Award. Prof. Gabrynowicz’ most recent article is, One Half Century and Counting: The Evolution of U.S. National Space Law and Three Long-Term Emerging Issues, 4 Harvard Law & Policy Review 901 (2010).