SWF Director of Program Planning Dr. Brian Weeden and Space Law Advisor Mr. Christopher Johnson participated in the 2019 Space Security Index Working Group, held in Montreal, Canada, from May 16-17, 2019, at McGill University. The Working Group is an annual meeting of international experts and student researchers to discuss and review the draft research for the Space Security Index (SSI), a joint research project of The Simons Foundation of Canada, Project Ploughshares, the Institute of Air and Space Law at McGill University, and the Research Unit for Military Law and Ethics at the University of Adelaide, with cooperation from the Space Policy Institute at George Washington University. The SSI compiles annual events across seventeen different indicators of space security to facilitate dialogue on space security challenges and potential responses. Dr. Weeden will also be contributing the Global Assessment for this year's report.
The Executive Summary of the SSI is expected to be published in June and the full report in September.