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Our Off World Future – 18:00 UK time (GMT), 29 November 2023

University College London and the Human Security Centre are teaming up to present an an in-person and online event exploring the desirability and practicality of building settlements in space. We will hear from the top speakers in the field who will outline the motivations, challenges and technologies behind the long-term human future in space.

Event speakers:

Dr Robert Zubrin – President of the Mars Society and author, including of The Case for Mars and The New World on Mars: What We Can Create on the Red Planet (released Spring 2024)

Dr Erika Nesvold – astrophysicist and ethicist, author of Off-Earth: Ethical Questions and Quandaries for Living in Outer Space

Dr Myles Harris – Associate Lecturer and Off-World Living Institute lead at UCL, CEO and founder of Space Health Research

Time and Location:

18:00-20:00 GMT (13:00-15:00 ET), Wednesday 29 November, 2023

UCL campus LG17 in Bentham House and online via Zoom

Please register for this free event here

For pre-submission of questions any other inquiries, please email rowan.allport@hscentre.org

About Rowan Allport

Dr Rowan Allport is a Deputy Director who leads the HSC's Security and Defence team. Rowan holds a PhD in Politics and a MA in Conflict, Governance and Development from the University of York, as well as a BA (Hons) in Politics, Philosophy and Economics from the University of Hull. Specialising in strategic analysis and international security, Rowan's primary areas of interest lie in the defence issues in and around the NATO region, interstate conflict and US foreign policy discourse. He is also the lead author of HSC's recent ‘Fire and Ice: A New Maritime Strategy for NATO’s Northern Flank’ report. Rowan's publication credits include articles and commentary in Foreign Policy, The Diplomat, The Hill, DefenseOne, RealClearDefense, The Strategist, UK Defence Journal, Politics.co.uk and The National Interest. He has previously worked as a lobbyist for the Whitehouse Consultancy in Westminster, and as a Senior Analyst for RAND Europe's Security, Defence and Infrastructure team.