M.A. Course: Space Security in the 21st Century

On February 19, 2015 with the support and co-sponsorship of the Prague Security Studies Institute, a new course entitled "Space Security in the 21st Century" was launched in collaboration with the Charles University’s Department of International Relations of the Faculty of Social Sciences.

The central objective of this course is to introduce the rapidly growing importance of the field of space security. Among the questions raised early on will be how the security and defense policies of leading world powers influence outer space activities. This course is designed to explore the security dimensions of space from a policy, regulatory and technical perspective, with an emphasis on the irresponsible or disruptive actions of some space-faring nations in this domain. 

The course consists of six general classes, three to four guest lectures annually and two seminars. Recognized speakers with extensive expertise in the field are invited for these public talks.

Recordings of select lectures are available here.

 

In the fall semester 2019, guest lectures INCLUDED representatives from the European Space Policy Institute and Nanorack

In the spring semester 2019, guest lectures included representatives from the Czech Space Office and European Space Policy Institute.

In the fall semester 2018, guest lectures included representatives from the Secure World Foundation, the Czech Ministry of Transport, and the Prague Security Studies Institute.

In the spring semester 2018, guest lectures included representatives from the Charles University, the European Space Agency, and the Institut d’études politiques de Paris.

In the fall semester 2017, guest lectures included representatives from the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the United Nations Office of Outer Space Affairs, and the European Space Policy Institute

In the fall semester 2016, guest lectures included representatives from Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Slovakia and the Czech Republic and European Commision

In the fall semester 2015, guest lectures included representatives from The Aerospace Corporation, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), and U.S. Department of Defense.

In the spring semester 2015, guest lectures included senior present and former EU and U.S. space-related officials and academics from institutions such as the Space Policy Institute of George Washington University and the EU’s European External Action Service (EEAS).

 

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