Biography - Ram Jakhu

Ram JahkuDr. Ram Jakhu

Associate Professor
Institute of Air and Space Law, Faculty of Law
McGill University Professor

Ram Jakhu has over 25 years of experience in space-related fields. He holds a tenured position of Associate Professor at the Institute of Air and Space Law, Faculty of Law, McGill University in Montreal. Prof. Jakhu’s research interests include law and policy of space applications, government (national) regulation of space activities, telecommunications, and space business. He has published a book and more than 60 articles in several reputed journals. Prof. Jakhu is actively involved in various research projects and outreach academic activities. Since 2004, he has been regularly coaching the McGill Team for the Manfred-Lachs Space Law Moot Competition; as the Research Director for Space Security Index Reports since 2005, he convened the International and Interdisciplinary Space Security Index Workshop, on 5-6 May 2009; as the Chair he organised the International and Interdisciplinary Congress on Space Debris and Governance on 7-9 May 2009; and currently he is directing an interdisciplinary study on “Space Tourism in India”, the first study ever undertaken. He holds a Doctor of Civil Law (Dean’s Honours List) degree in Space Law from McGill University; a Master of Law (LL.M.) degree in the field of Air and Space Law from McGill University. In addition, he has earned LL.M. (in Public and Private International Law), LL.B. (in Laws of India) and Bachelor of Arts (in Economics and Political Science) degrees from Punjab University, Chandigarh, India.

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Symposium Speakers

George Dietrich, President, SPACE Canada
John Mankins, CO-Chair, IAA Study Group
Nobuyuki Kaya, CO-Chair, IAA Study Group

International Policy Forum
Bob McDonald, Master of Ceremonies
Hon. John Milloy,
Marc Garneau

Dan Fortin, Key Note Speaker

PANEL: Space-Based Solutions to Earth-Bound Problems
Richard Peltier
Bryan Erb
Wael Almazeedi

PANEL: From Space Research to Commercialization
Ted Hewitt
Kieran Carroll
Robert Zee

PRESENTATION: Entrepreneurs in Space
Bob Richards

PANEL: Space Policy
John Siebert
Ram Jakhu

MEDIA PANEL: Political Will and
Public Perception

Peter Calamai
Stephen Strauss
Iain Carson
Alanna Mitchell