Edythe Weeks is a professor, space law scholar and author, and is working to raise pre-awareness and stimulate knowledge inclusion for a broad range of people throughout the global general public about outer space development.

She has been developing and teaching space themed courses to social and behavioral sciences students and has been sharing her knowledge through public talks to the general public. Weeks teaches at Washington University, Webster University and Northern Arizona University on International Law and Politics of Outer Space; The New Space Rush; Introduction to International Relations; African Americans and the Law; and Diversity, Politics and Law. Weeks was named as a Fubright Specialist on International Affairs and International Space Law for the US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and the Institute of International Education’s Council for International Exchange Scholars (2014-2019). Weeks is currently serving as lead co-author on the International Study on Global Space Governance at McGill University’s Institute of Air and Space Law on the topic of Mining and Utilization of Space Natural Resources in 2015.

Weeks earned a Ph.D. in Politics & International Affairs from Northern Arizona University in 2006. Her dissertation was entitled The Politics of Space Law in a Post Cold War Era: Understanding Regime Change. She completed an undergraduate degree in Economics and a Juris Doctors in 1987 from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Weeks was elected into the International Institute of Space Law in 2002 and has presented a wide variety of papers before the International Astronautical Federation Congresses (2002-2013). She has been invited to speak at the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, Department of Space Studies at the University of North Dakota and at Washington University’s McDonnell Center for Space Studies, Washington University in St. Louis.

Her work has been published in a wide variety of scholarly journals including Acta Astronautica, Revue de Droit International de Sciences Diplomatiques et Politiques, and the Colloquium Proceedings of the International Institute of Space Law. She has been invited to present at the International Astronautical Federation Congress on several occasions. Her book Outer Space Development, International Relations and Space Law: A Method for Elucidating Seeds was published in the United Kingdom by Cambridge Scholars Publishing in 2012. This work has been recognized on the Librarian’s Choice page of the Peace Palace Library at The Hague (2013-2014), and has been acquired in university libraries in more than 40 countries, as well of in most states within the United States.

Addditional expertise includes: Astronautics, Race and Ethnic Relations, Outer Space Development and Equality, Education Enhancement, STEAM and K-12 Education Policy

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