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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)


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Is human appropriation of Space possible or even desirable in the 21st century? What are the limits of human activity in Space? What role could Artificial Intelligence and robotics play in this domain? How can dual-use technologies impact Space activities? Will the present limited militarisation of Space, be replaced by a doctrine of weaponisation, creating additional Superpower competition? Questions of governance of the region from Earth or in Space itself, and legislation and regulation of a celestial region (without ethics, laws, moral values or infrastructure), reveal the challenges. How do we build a successful frontier framework for human activity in the Space domain? Or fulfil the need for a unifying international relations theory of human existence in Space?

NB: This course will now be run by Janelle Harrier-Wilson.


Course dates

30 Jul 2023 to 05 Aug 2023

Course duration

1 week

Apply by

25 Jun 2023

Academic Directors, Course Directors and Tutors are subject to change, when necessary.


International Summer Programme
Sidgwick Site
United Kingdom

Qualifications / Credits

Credits dependent on home institution

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 5

Course code