Reading Tea Leaves, Space Law & Space Policy: A Method for Elucidating the Next Big Thing
About the Speaker
Weeks completed a Bachelor’s degree in Economics in 1984 and a J.D. in 1987 from the University of Missouri – Columbia in 1987. In 1998, she decided to pursue a long term goal of pursuing a Ph.D. in Politics & International Affairs. In 2006 Weeks successfully defended a dissertation entitled The Politics of Space Law in a Post-Cold War Era: Understanding Regime Change at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona. This research relied on a critical analysis of space law and policy to elucidate newly emerging trends.
In 2002, while still a graduate student, Weeks began teaching courses and attending and presenting at space conferences. For the past 4 years, Weeks has been creating and teaching online courses, including The New Space Rush and International Law and Politics of Outer Space at Webster University Worldwide and Washington University in St. Louis. Weeks has presented and published a variety of papers before the international space community via the International Astronautical Federation Congresses, and was elected into the International Institute of Space Law in 2004.
She speaks on topics related to space law and newly emerging trends for outer space development to space organizations, K-12 groups, university clubs and organizations, companies, and creates space themed courses for social and behavioral sciences students.
Dr. Weeks will discuss recent U.S. space policy and U.S. space law provisions and how they complement and/or potentially conflict with International space treaty provisions, and how this is likely to be relevant regarding space mining plans being articulated by various key actors within the space community.
Grand Forks, ND
Weeks, Edythe E. Esq., "Reading Tea Leaves, Space Law & Space Policy: A Method for Elucidating the Next Big Thing" (2013). Space Studies Colloquium. 42.