Current board

Position Title, Name Nationality Term of Office
President Prof. Dr Kai-Uwe Schrogl Germany 2019-2022
Vice-President Prof. Dr. Setsuko Aoki Japan 2020-2023
Vice-President Prof. Dr. Diane Howard United States/Canada 2020-2023
Executive Secretary Prof. Dr. PJ Blount United States 2020-2023
Treasurer Mr. Dennis J. Burnett United States 2020-2023
Board of Directors
Position Title, Name Nationality Term of Office
Director Prof. Dr PJ Blount United States 2018-2021
Director Prof. Dr Frans G. von der Dunk Netherlands 2020-2023
Director Prof. Dr Marco Ferrazzani Italy 2018-2021
Director Prof. Dr Steven Freeland Australia 2019-2022
Director Prof. Joanne Irene Gabrynowicz United States 2018-2021
Director Prof. Dr Mahulena Hofmann Czech Republic/ Germany 2020-2023
Director Ms Corinne Jorgenson France/ United States 2018-2021
Director Prof. Dr Armel Kerrest France 2018-2021
Director Dr Martha Mejia-Kaiser Mexico/Germany 2019-2022
Director Prof. Peter Martinez South Africa 2019-2022
Director Ms Elina Morozova Russia 2019-2022
Director Prof. Dr Lesley-Jane Smith UK/Germany 2018-2021
Director Dr Milton ‘Skip’ Smith United States 2018-2021
Director Dr Olga Stelmakh-Drescher Ukraine/Germany 2020-2023
Director Prof. Dr Maureen Williams UK/Argentina 2018-2021
Director Prof. Zhenjun Zhang China 2018-2021


Board members are elected for three-year terms and may be re-elected. Elections are run electronically and are managed by an Election Committee, appointed each year by the General Assembly.

Tasks and qualification criteria for the Board of Directors

The general tasks of all board members are to attend all meetings of the Board of Directors and General Assemblies and actively contribute to the realisation of the purposes and objectives of the Institute. Maintain the highest ethical standards and act in the best interest of the Institute.

PresidentHighest-ranking Officer of the Institute, chair all conferences and meetings of the Institute and perform all duties pertaining to the office.

Vice-Presidents: Actively assist the President and carry out duties assigned by the General Assembly, the Board of Directors or the President.

Executive Secretary: Keep the minutes of meetings, give notice of meetings and generally perform all duties the office may require.

Treasurer: Custodian of all funds of the Institute, manage the Institute’s accounts and disburse funds upon submission of appropriate bills or statements.

Member of the Board: Individual Member or designated representative of an Institutional Member, significant experience in the juridical or social science aspects of space activities, committed to the Purposes and Objectives of the Institute.

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