Pozza, LL.B (hons), BVC (Lincolns Inn), PgDL, NZCLE (NZLP), M.InSt
Ph.D. Candidate in International Law and Policy of Outer Space and Arms
Control at University of Otago, New Zealand.
Maria’s research focuses on the treaties pertaining to Outer Space, specifically dealing with “The International Law Governing the Use of Outer Space”. She is conducting an historical contextual analysis in order understand the outer Space treaties as they pertain to the uses and safeguards of outer space.
She is presenting papers to both national and international organizations and institutions concerning the legalities and policies of Outer Space. She is a member of the Otago Foreign Policy School Committee and is affiliated with a variety of research groups including Political Communication, Policy and Participation research cluster, Internet Research Group Otago (IRGO) and the Cultures, Histories and Identities in Film, Media and Literature research networks.
Maria worked as a volunteer in Kenya in 2001 and then interned with two law firms in Texas, USA working on death row cases in 2003. She earned her Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) with Honors at Birmingham City University, United Kingdom in 2004. She did postgraduate work in Legal skills and Professional/Legal at Inns of Court School of Law, United Kingdom from 2004 to 2005. She earned her Masters in International Studies, International Relations, International Law, International History, and International Economics at University of Otago, New Zealand in 2010. She is currently completing her Ph.D. in International Law and Policy of Outer Space and Arms Control at the University of Otago. She is using restricted archival material which the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade have given her special access to.
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