Starting in the 2017-2018 academic year, the Institute of Air and Space Law began a new Colloquium Series in Air and Space Law. An idea conceived by Institute Director Professor Havel, the Colloquium Series will offer a platform for practitioners and experts in the field of air and space law to share their expertise and experience with students and interested members of the public.
A Colloquium is a conversation in an academic setting in which specialists address a specific topic and answer questions relating to that topic. It can be distinguished from a Symposium, which in ancient Greece originally referred to a drinking party but now used to describe a more formal academic conference in which multiple scholarly papers are presented and discussed. In the Institute’s Colloquium Series, if the speaker is scheduled beyond 5 p.m., a glass of wine is usually served, thereby blending the Colloquium with the original idea of the Symposium.
Below are pictures of colloquia held to date:
- 26 October 2017: John R. Byerly, former Deputy Assistant Secretary for Transportation Affairs at the United States Department of State
- 25 January 2018: Mr. Jefferey Shane, General Counsel of the International Air Transport Association (IATA)
- 8 February 2018: Michael Gill, Director for Aviation Environment at IATA and Executive Director of the Air Transport Action Group (ATAG).