Extraterrestrial Liberty II – Human Governance beyond the Earth

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Date: 12-13 June 2014

Venue: 27/29 South Lambeth Road, Vauxhall, London, SW8 1SZ

A joint UK Centre for Astrobiology/British Interplanetary Society two-day meeting to explore the nature of political and economic institutions required to maximise freedom in outer space.

Extraterrestrial-Liberty-IIOne of the most compelling questions in political philosophy, and one that has been intensely debated by scientists and political philosophers since the early years of the Enlightenment (although it has its roots in the democracy of ancient Athens) is: ‘What is liberty?’

Following on from a successful symposium at BIS in 2013, entitled ‘Extraterrestrial Liberty: What is Freedom Beyond the Earth?’, papers from which will be published as a book by Springer in 2014, this symposium looks at systems of governance beyond the Earth and the political and economic institutions required to safeguard extraterrestrial freedom.

The first day will comprise talks and discussion open to any registrants. The second day will be a day simulating a discussion on the Moon to draw up a constitution for an independently self-governing lunar settlement. Individuals should sign up for this second day with the intention of getting involved in this exercise.

Topics to be addressed in the talks could include: Extraterrestrial governance, freedom of speech and press in the extraterrestrial environment, political and economic systems to maximise liberty in space, constitutions, legal and policing systems in space, prisons and law.

The workshop is open to scientists, political philosophers, policy makers and others.

To view a Provisional Programme please click here

To attend this event please click here to register

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