Organisers and Collaborators

Professor Ram Jakhu and Dr. Joseph Pelton are Co-Chairs of the Fifth Manfred Lachs International Conference on Global Space Governance and the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

The programme and selection of high-quality papers for presentation are done with the assistance of the Conference Steering Committee, which is composed of various experts and professionals from all over the world.




  • Eleanora Agnew, CSA, Canada
  • Kelly Anderson, GAC, Canada
  • Kimberly Chan, CSA, Canada
  • Paul Dempsey, IAASS/McGill-IASL, the Netherlands/Canada
  • Marie-Soleil Fecteau, GAC, Canada
  • Steven Freeland, Western Sydney University, Australia
  • Niklas Hedman, UNOOSA, Austria
  • Ram Jakhu, McGill-IASL, Canada
  • David Kendall, UNCOPUOS 
  • Aram Daniel Kerkonian, McGill-IASL, Canada
  • Shouping Li, Beijing Institute of Technology, China
  • Joseph Pelton, GSI, USA
  • Lucien Rapp, SIRIUS, France
  • Michael Simpson, Secure World Foundation, USA
  • Jinyuan Su, Xi’an Jiaotong University, China

Co-convened by

The Institute of Air and Space Law and the Centre for Research in Air and Space Law

Faculty of Law, McGill University, Montreal, Canada

and the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety, Noordwijk, The Netherlands

In collaboration with

United Nations Office for Outer Space Affairs (UNOOSA), the Canadian Space Agency, the Secure World Foundation and ROOM, The Space Journal