2019 Annual Conference Registration
Space War and Ethics
2019 will be the fiftieth anniversary of Neil Armstrong's walking on the
moon. For over thirty years after the moon landing the only superpowers
big enough to be contenders in the space race were the USA and the USSR.
In the past ten years, however, much has changed in the space
environment – specifically there has been an exponential increase in the
number of countries and companies now operating there. What was
considered science fiction only twenty years ago is now close to being a
reality. As our reliance on space through the use of satellites has
increased, so too has the risk of conflict in space.
The US Pentagon plans to launch Space Force as its sixth separate military service. As a developing war-fighting domain, Space Warfare needs to be treated with the same ethical scrutiny as all other domains of conflict, and the new Space Force needs to be subjected to the same scrutiny as the Navy, Army, Air Force, Marines, or Coast Guard. This conference offers an opportunity to bring together ethicists from around the world to debate questions about space warfare and its interaction with military ethics.
Colorado Springs CO: June 29-30, 2019