Organisation and Support
Located in London, one of the world’s great financial and business capitals, the Institute is associated with the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London.
We attract some of the best academics and practitioners to contribute to our work. In particular, the following people make ISPL’s work possible.
The Institute is honoured to have as its President Professor Bin Cheng.
The Institute is directed by Professor Sa’id Mosteshar, guided by our Trustees.
We are also privileged to draw on the help and advice of our distinguished Advisory Board.
The outstanding academics and practitioners of our Faculty contribute enormously to the work of the Institute.
➣ Professor Bin Cheng
Lawrence J Haynes
Professor David J Southwood
Professor Sir Martin N Sweeting FRS
Professor Sa’id Mosteshar
Dr Gérard Brachet
Professor Richard Brook OBE
Professor Richard Crowther
Professor Jean-Jacques Dordain
Professor Dr Mazlan Othman
Professor Dr Kai-Uwe Schrogl
Professor Philippe Achilleas
Professor Setsuko Aoki
Professor P J Blount
Phillip J Dann
Professor Paul Stephen Dempsey
Professor Steven Freeland
Professor Joanne Irene Gabrynowicz
Professor Ray Harris
Professor Dr Stephan Hobe
Professor Richard Holdaway CBE
Professor Dr Ram S Jakhu
Group Captain Martin Johnson
Professor Armel Kerrest
Professor Kevin Madders
Professor Sergio Marchisio
Tanja L Masson-Zwaan
Professor Pamela L Meredith
Rolf S Olofsson
Professor Lucien Rapp
Professor Dr Kai-Uwe Schrogl
Professor Dr Lesley Jane Smith
Neil F Stevens
Akira was Visiting Researcher at ISPL for a year in 2014/2015, pursuing research into trends in European Space Policy and Law. He is Unit Chief, Space Development and Utilization Division, Research and Development Bureau of the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT).
Valentino has been working with ISPL since 2012. He is pursuing a part-time MPhil at IALS, University of London, which he will convert to a PhD at the appropriate time.
His area of research is “The Space Debris Problem: A Study of its Law and Policy Implications”. He is being supervised by the Director of ISPL. He is funding his study independently while working in the UK space sector.
Valentino attended the ISPL Space Policy and Law Course in May 2013, and taught a section of the Course in May 2014.
Christoph approached ISPL in 2013 to undertake a research PhD “Towards an Asian space agency? The whence and whither of Asian interstate relations in the space sector in the 21st century”, also at IALS. He is being supervised by the Director of ISPL.
He holds a Magister Artium from Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich, in Political Science with Law and Modern and Contemporary History minors. His thesis was “The Taiwan Policy of the United States 2000 – 2008”.
Christoph’s study is being funded by Konrad-Adenauer Stiftung. Christoph taught part of the ISPL Space Policy and Law Course for University Students in November 2014. In 2015 Christoph will be travelling to China, Japan and other Asian countries to expand and refine his research.
Jemma has assisted the Director in short research projects concerning small satellites and space debris. She also attended the Space Policy and Law Course in May 2014.
Jemma holds an LLB Law from Cardiff University and Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) from Oxford University. She completed an impressive number of legal placements, internships, voluntary advocacy, and mini-pupillages and is continuing her education in London. She also has a strong background of publication, conference and mooting.
Previous ISPL Researchers have worked on the ESA-funded Project: Evidence from Space, and on independent study in other areas.