2018 Eilene M. Galloway Symposium on Critical Issues in Space Law

In 2018, the symposium was held on December 5 at the Cosmos Club in Washington, DC. The social media hashtag for the 2018 symposium is #Galloway2018. You can find us on social media at  by following the IISL on Facebook and Twitter.


You can find the 2018 Introduction and Program here.

2018 Presentations

Kevin O’Connell, Director, Office of Space Commerce, Dept. of Commerce: Keynote Advancing Space Commerce What does ‘Light Touch, Permissive Regulation’ Mean?

Bhavya Lal, IDA Science and Technology Policy Institute: Panel presentation Global Trends in Space Situational Awareness (SSA) and Space Traffic Management (STM) 

Philip Cunio, ExoAnalytics: Panel presentation Analytics for Commercial SSA

Gabriel Swiney, Office of Legal Advisor, U.S. Department of State: Presentation Thoughts on ‘Due Regard’ in Exploration and Use of Outer Space

Jonathan McDowell, Astrophysicist, Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics: Presentation Where Space Begins: Revisiting the Karman Line

Frank Riemann, Legal Officer, Legal Services Department, ESA: Panel presentation Legal Solutions for International Partnerships for Exploration: The European Space Agency perspective

Masami Onada, Director, Washington, D.C. Office, JAXA: Panel presentation Legal Solutions for International Partnerships for Exploration

Mike Gold, Chairman, Regulatory and Policy Subcommittee, NASA Advisory Council: Panel presentation Galloway Symposium 2018

Hdeel Abdelhady, Professorial Lecturer, Islamic Law, George Washington University: Panel presentation Rule of Law in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space 


Find the Conclusions of the 2018 Galloway symposium here.