Mission Statement

The Research Project has as its overriding goal to support the international community of states and the relevant decision-makers in arriving at a proper, fair, transparent, comprehensive, workable, politically, institutionally and legally sound and feasible framework for international decision-making in the face of future NEO threats, by analyzing some of the key legal and institutional issues in this respect and offering, where appropriate, recommendations on how to further develop the legal and institutional framework for NEO threat response.


Prof. Frans von der Dunk, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

International Advisory Board:

Prof. Steven Freeland, University of Western Sydney, Australia;
Legal Aspects of NEO Threat Response and Related Institutional Issues Presented to a Meeting of the STSC of UNCOPUOS 15 February 2010 PDF

Prof. Joanne Gabrynowicz, Director, National Center for Remote Sensing, Air & Space Law, University of Mississippi, United States;

Prof. Stephan Hobe, Director of the Institute of Air and Space Law, University of Cologne, Germany;

Prof. Mahulena Hofmann, University Giessen;

Prof. Ram Jakhu, Institute of Air and Space Law, McGill University, Montreal, Canada;

Prof. Sergio Marchisio, University of Rome "La Sapienza," Italy;

Prof. Matthew Schaefer, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, United States;

Prof. Maureen Williams, University of Buenos Aires , Argentina; and

Prof. Haifeng Zhao, European and Comparative Law Institute, Harbin Institute of Technology, People's Republic of China

Contact Information:

Artiom Anisimov, Research Assistant
Research Project on Legal Aspects of NEO Threat Response and Related Institutional Issues
Space & Telecommunications Law LL.M (candidate) • University of Nebraska-Lincoln, College of Law
Tel.: +1-402-637-2072 • artiomanisimov@gmail.com