The 50th Anniversary of the Signing of the Outer Space Treaty


The Space Law Interest Group of the American Society of International Law, with the support of the Secure World Foundation and the Georgetown Space Law Society, is pleased to announce an event celebrating the fiftieth anniversary of the signing of the Outer Space Treaty.

On January 27, 1967, the Outer Space Treaty was opened for signature in Moscow, London, and Washington DC. On the fiftieth anniversary of this occasion, a luncheon symposium will be held at Georgetown University to reflect on the development of the Outer Space Treaty, the fundamental role the U.S. government played in its development, as well as rationales behind the treaty and fundamentals of public international law underpinning the document and informing our understanding of it. Speakers include:

  • Mr. Kenneth Hodgkins, Director, Office of Space and Advanced Technology, U.S. Department of State 
  • Mr. Robert E. Dalton, Senior Advisor on Treaty Practice, U.S. Department of State 
  • Mr. David A. Koplow, Professor of Law, Georgetown University 
  • Mr. Steve Mirmina, Adjunct Professor of Law, Georgetown University (Moderator) 
  • Ms. Oonagh Sands and Mr. Charles Stotler, Co-chairs, ASIL Space Law Interest Group (Hosts)

The event is free and open to the public. Registration is required. Lunch will be provided.

Date and Location

Friday, January 27, 2017 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Georgetown Law Gewirz Student Center
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120 F Street Northwest
Washington, DC
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