Extraterrestrial Liberty III – Dissent, Revolution and Liberty in Space

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Date: 11/12 June 2015

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

Extraterrestrial-Liberty-IIA joint UK Centre for Astrobiology/British Interplanetary Society two-day meeting to explore political dissent, the problems of revolution and security in space and how these are to be balanced with freedom.

One of the most compelling discussions in political philosophy is the nature of individual, political and economic liberty. Following on from successful symposia at BIS in 2013 and 2014, which explored the two challenges, ‘What is Freedom Beyond the Earth?’ and ‘Human Governance Beyond the Earth’, respectively, Extraterrestrial Liberty III, the third conference, looks at how political dissent will emerge in space, the implications of revolution and how systems of security in the extraterrestrial environment are to be balanced with maximising liberty.

Questions to be addressed include: How do you prevent the extreme extraterrestrial environment promoting the emergence of a coercive security apparatus? How do the confines of outer space encourage a surveillance culture? How is criminality to be managed in extreme conditions? Is revolution justified or even safe in space? How can political dissent be encouraged without threatening the safety of everyone?

The two days will involve talks and discussion. Topics to be addressed in the talks could include: Police and security in the extraterrestrial environment, forms of punishment and prisons in space, general systems of security in space, balancing security with freedom, managing political dissent in space.

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

To view the provisional programme please click here.

To register for the symposium please click here

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