Dr. Edythe E. WeeksEdythe E. Weeks, J.D., Ph.D. is Professor of Outer Space Development and International Relations at Webster University Worldwide and is author of Outer Space Development, International Relations, and Space Law: A Method for Elucidating Seeds.
Edy teaches and develops online courses on space law and outer space development themes at Washington University and Webster University, and race and ethnic relations courses at Northern Arizona University. With a Ph.D. in international relations and a Juris Doctors in law, she combines insights from various disciplines including law, international relations, race and ethnic relations, space law and politics, and has presented papers on a variety of topics to experts within the space community.
She has published several papers in the Colloquium Proceedings of the International Institute of Space Law, the International Astronautical Federation Congress and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics. This body of research helped to prompt the issuance of an important policy statement clarifying whether or not private property rights are permitted in outer space resources, as she seeks to broaden the range of people knowledgeable about outer space development.
Edy earned her B.A. in Economics at the University Of Missouri — Columbia, College of Arts and Sciences in 1984. She earned her J.D. in Law at the University Of Missouri — Columbia, School of Law in 1987. She earned her Ph.D. in Political Science/International Relations at Northern Arizona University in 2006 with the dissertation The Politics of Space Law in a Post Cold War Era: Understanding Regime. She was elected into the International Institute of Space Law in 2004.
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