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Tue, May 19


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Cosmic Conversations: Governance for a Spacefaring Civilization

A free online dialogue series hosted by the Astropolitics Institute 1st & 3rd Tuesdays at 11AM EST

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Cosmic Conversations: Governance for a Spacefaring Civilization
Cosmic Conversations: Governance for a Spacefaring Civilization

Time & Location

May 19, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT

Zoom Conference

About the event

Calling all futurists, tech nerds, environmentalists, space buffs, and visionary harbingers of the coming revolution --    

Now more than ever, we need your brilliance.   

This free interactive dialogue series is your chance to pose your burning questions and bring your best ideas to a roundtable discussion hosted by the people tackling some of humanity's greatest challenges. Every other week, we'll be inviting a new guest onto the show to tackle issues like:    

-the critical role of our space-based resources in fighting environmental collapse  

-the critical role of space to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals  

-the most exciting developments in space entrepreneurship 

-the role of space in ushering in new models of collaboration and governance  

-what the Second Space Age means for our collective consciousness   

The second of the Astropolitics Institute's Cosmic Conversations is coming up Tuesday, May 19, at 11AM EST.   RSVP to register, and you'll receive a Zoom link before the event!


As our technologies rapidly develop to nearly unfathomable levels of complexity and scale, some problems remain just as hard to navigate as ever: problems of effective human collaboration.

We know space assets and technologies have the potential to completely transform our planet and safeguard our entire future as a species, but none of it will be possible without developing radical new models of governance. Space enterprise, including our eventual settlement on the Moon and on Mars, must be just, equitable, and sustainable.

So what are our primary challenges in realizing effective space governance?

(1) Acting collectively as a planet;

(2) Strategizing collectively as a planet for stability and sustainability;

(3) Governing future space settlements-- will they be governed as an extension of politics and sovereignty from Earth, or should they be governed based on space as a Common Heritage of Mankind? Will new models of self-governance be needed for future space settlements?

Join Dr. Eligar Sadeh and Mara Cortona 5/19 at 11am EST for a discussion of our next steps toward a truly interplanetary governance model. Register below to receive the Zoom link!

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