The International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) awarded Professor Ram Jakhu the 2011 Social Sciences Book Award for his book National Regulation of Space Activities (Springer, 2010) during a gala dinner in Cape Town, South Africa, on Sunday, October 2nd, 2011.
Ram Jakhu, LLM'78, DCL'83, is an Associate Professor at McGill's Institute of Air and Space Law and an expert in space and public international law. Since 2009, he has been an advisor on Optional Rules for Arbitration of Disputes Relating to Outer Space within the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague. In 2007, he was appointed Chairman of the Legal and Regulatory Committee of the International Association for the Advancement of Space Safety, and named Fellow of the IAASS for his significant contributions to the field of space safety.
About the IAA Social Sciences Book Award
Each year, the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) attributes seven prestigious awards in recognition of excellence in the fields of science and technology.
The Book Awards underscore excellence in publication in the fields related to basic science, engineering science, life science and social science.
Founded in Sweden in 1960, the IAA is an independent non-governmental organization that aims to foster the development of astronautics for peaceful purposes; to recognize individuals who have distinguished themselves in a related branch of science or technology; to provide a program through which members may contribute to international endeavours; and participate in the advancement of aerospace science.