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Chris Johnson

PhD candidate / self funded

Mr. C.D. Johnson LLM
+31 71 527 2727

Chris Johnson is an external PhD candidate at the Institute of Air and Space Law, Leiden University. Title research: The International Legal Order for the Moon.

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Christopher Johnson is the Space Law Advisor at the Secure World Foundation, and a Professor of Law (Adjunct) at the Georgetown University Law Center, where he co-teaches the Space Law Seminar. Mr. Johnson is also a Field Editor at the Journal of Space Safety Engineering (JSSE), on the Board of Editors of the journal Air and Space Law, on the Academic Review Board of the Cambridge International Law Journal, and serves on the US Board of Directors of the Space Generation Advisory Council (SGAC). He was also a Core Expert and Rule Drafter in the MILAMOS project, and an observer at the Hague International Space Resources Governance Working Group. He is also a Faculty Member at the International Space University (ISU) and a Member of the International Institute of Space Law (IISL). 

Mr. Johnson holds a Bachelor's of Art degree from Michigan State University, a Juris Doctor from New York Law School, and an Advanced Masters in Law in Air and Space Law from Leiden University’s International Institute of Air and Space Law (IIASL). He also has professional certificates from New York University’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies, the Oxford Institute of Legal Practice, the European Centre for Space Law (ECSL), the Hague Academy of International Law, and the International Institute of Humanitarian Law (IIHL). 

Mr. Johnson has written widely on space law and policy issues, and represents the Secure World Foundation at the United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (COPUOS).

PhD candidate / self funded

  • Faculteit Rechtsgeleerdheid
  • Instituut voor Publiekrecht
  • Lucht- en Ruimterecht


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