Giuiliana Rotola is Foresight’s Fellow in Space Studies and an interdisciplinary lawyer who focuses on understanding the future and role of space in economic, social, technological, and scientific developments.
Giuliana is currently studying at the International Space University and carrying out a team project on the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence, and an individual research project on the collection of genetic data and human genetic engineering in the space realm. Giuliana is also a research fellow at the Open Lunar Foundation, and works on External Relations and Science Policy Affairs at the European Southern Observatory.
Giuliana studied Comparative European and Transnational Law at the University of Trento – where she was a research intern in the European Centre for Space Law (ECSL – ESA), and she conducted independent researches in the Institut du Droit de l’Espace et des Télécommunications (IDEST) for her final dissertation on militarization, weaponization and the prevention of an arms race in outer space. In September 2018, Giuliana attended the 27th Summer Course in Space Law and Policy organized by ECSL. In February 2019, she joined the Leuven Centre for Global Governance Studies as a research intern. There, she worked, among the others, on publications on Space Archaeology, and space contribution to the UN SDGs. During the ECSL Young Lawyers’ Symposium 2019, she presented her work on the protection of cultural heritage sites on the Moon. She later contributed to the creation of the first digital registry of items on the Moon, with For All Moonkind.
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