When: 2 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. May 15 (reception to follow)
Where: 3rd Floor La Citadelle Residence, 410 Sherbrooke Road West, Montreal, Quebec H3A 1B3
The space domain, while a global commons, is revealing its vulnerability as it is increasingly congested, contested, and cartelised. Conflict in outer space seems imminent—an almost natural extension of terrestrial military and geopolitical competition and tensions. A growing number of States are creating strategies in which outer space is a designated domain of warfare, and a race is now on to develop counter-space capabilities.
Now is the time for the international community to ask and answer a most important question: Is the outbreak of conflicts in outer space preventable or unavoidable?
With input from a geographically diverse panel of distinguished experts, this roundtable aims to foster dialogue on this critical question for our time.
Laura Grego Union of Concerned Scientists
Christopher Johnson Secure World Foundation
Raji Rajagopalan Observer Research Foundation
Audrey Schaeffer US Department of Defense
Kuan Yang Beijing Institute of Technology
Participation is open to the public. Please register by emailing David Chen. (Click on name.)
Please note: The event will be held under Chatham House Rules, meaning that comments are not for public attribution. This will contribute to an open and frank discussion.