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Daniel Porras

Space Security, Safety, & Sustainability Fellow |

United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research

Daniel Porras is the Space Security Fellow at the United Nations Institute for Disarmament Research (UNIDIR), and focuses on political / legal issues surrounding space security and, in particular, the progressive development of sustainable norms of behavior for space. He conducts research on the emergence of new technologies and approaches to strategic stability in the outer space. Mr. Porras is the resident technical expert for multiple UN bodies working on space security issues. He also advises governments, academia and commercial actors on the subject of such issues as the development of counterspace technology and the application of international law to space activities. He holds an LLM in International Economics Law from Georgetown University Law Center, and a JD from the California Western School of Law.