P.J. Blount Elected to International Institute of Space Law Board of Directors

Summer 2015 Division of Global Affairs Ph.D. candidate P.J. Blount was elected to the Board of Directors of the International Institute of Space Law (IISL).  Founded in 1960 IISL facilitates cooperation with national regimes and international organizations in the field of space law. IISL  is at the forefront of engineering and developing space law through interaction with governing bodies and also through serving as a platform for the study of legal and social sciences related to the exploration and use of outer space.   It meets these goals through meetings of experts and policy makers, colloquia (held annually with publication of the proceedings), and competitions on juridical and social science aspects of space activities.

Mr. Blount is currently one of IISL's elected members (representative of individuals and institutions ) from over 40 countries who are distinguished for their contributions to space law development. Previously he testified in Washington, D.C. before the Subcommittee on Space of the House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology. His publications in the area include the article “Targeting in Outer Space: Legal Aspects of Operational Military Actions in Space,” Harvard National Security Journal Online (2012) and recently published book chapter  “Remote Sensing Law: An Overview of its Development and its Trajectory in the Global Context” in Remote Sensing Handbook, v. 1 (Taylor & Francis,  2015).

His term begins in October 2015.

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