Event: Conflicts in Space: Preventable or Unavoidable?

Ploughshares News, Space Security 2 Comments

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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.

Comments 2

  1. In my opinion, it is not wise to discuss something that we can never control, such as event occurring in outer space. It is better to think about how we can further explore it.

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