Bayar Goswami

McGill University, TEDx Speaker

ABSTRACT

He is a Research Coordinator for the McGill Manual on International Law Applicable to Military Uses of Outer Space (MILAMOS) project and has previously contributed significantly to key projects undertaken at the IASL like the International Study on Global Space Governance and the Space Security Index, 2016 and 2017 (SSI).

CV

Bayar Goswami is a Doctoral candidate at the Institute of Air and Space Law, McGill University (IASL). He finished his first law degree in the year 2015, with distinction and honors in Business Laws from Institute of Law, Nirma University, India. Thereafter, he pursued LL.M. in Air and Space Law from the IASL where he wrote a thesis titled "Theorizing Cosmic Environmental Law" dealing with cosmology and studying the anthropocene epoch vis-à-vis the International Environmental and Space law.

He is a recipient of the Erin J.C. Arsenault Fellowship awarded by McGill University for both his LL.M. and DCL and additionally was also awarded the Assad Kotaite Graduate and Postdoctoral Fellowship by the United Nations' International Civil Aviation Organization in 2017. He has worked as an Indian delegate to represent India's legal position at the 39th Triennial Assembly Session of the United Nations' International Civil Aviation Organization held in October, 2016.

He is passionate about triggering dialogues which challenge the developmental paradigm, particularly at the onset of modern space age. He has been a TEDx speaker and is keen on participating in interactive platforms to engage in conversations involving social sciences of the outer space.

HONOR AWARDS
Erin J.C. Arsenault Fellowship in Space Governance (09/2017 – Present),
Teaching Tomorrow's Professors Award (09/2018 – 05/2019),
Pilarczyk Research Initiative in Legal Methodology (09/2018 – 05/2019),
Macdonald Chair GR Award (09/2018 – 05/2019),
Graduate Excellence Award (09/2017 – 05/2019),
Assad Kotaite Graduate and Postdoctoral Fellowship (12/2016 – 08/2017),
Erin J.C. Arsenault Fellowship in Space Governance (09/2015 – 08/2017),
Gold Medal for Excellence in Moot Court Competitions (03/2014).