The Centre supports academic research that is attentive to, and seeks to ameliorate, practical policy challenges. CGLG members are involved in a range of projects that engage with policymakers in government, intergovernmental organisations, and civil society.
Adam Bower is a signatory to an open letter, organised by the Outer Space Institute, University of British Columbia, Canada, calling on the United Nations to commence efforts to negotiate a multilateral agreement regulating the exploitation of natural resources in outer space. The initiative is led by Professor Aaron Boley and Professor Michael Byers of the OSI, and features a distinguished collection of space scientists, academics, and former politicians and diplomats. A copy of the letter is available here. An article about the initiative can be found here, and the OSI’s website is here. (August 2020)
Mateja Peter was invited by the Stabilisation Unit to provide expert comment on the Conflict and Instability strand of the Integrated Review (IR) focussing on Britain’s place in the world. The IR will deliver a reset of the UK’s international and national security objectives, and the capabilities and systems needed to deliver them. It is linked to this autumn’s Comprehensive Spending Review. (July 2020)