MEET OUR TEAM
Jonathan Kaley-Isley is a space lawyer and cybersecurity expert based in The Netherlands. He holds a bachelors degree from the University of Florida, a Juris Doctorate from the Illinois Institute of Technology and the Chicago-Kent School of Law, and an Advanced Legal Masters degree in Aviation and Space Law from the University of Leiden. His Ph.D. research is focused on the ethical & normative regulation of AI and adaptive decision making technologies in outer space.
Jonathan has spent his career at the intersection of law and emerging technologies, directing global information governance, cybersecurity, and privacy programs at Visa, Barclays, Blackrock, and Vanguard. He taught computer science and security at the graduate level at the University of Denver, He is the former Director of the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction, and the former CIO of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. He is also a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
Jonathan directs the operations of the global organization, including the production of the Space Court Law Library, the work of our law clerks and rapporteurs, and SCF special projects.
Yana Yakushina is a lawyer, researcher, and dark sky protection educator. Currently, Yana is working on her Ph.D. at the University of Ghent (Belgium). Yana is actively involved in dark sky protection awareness activities by attending international conferences, podcasts, and workshops and providing consulting services.
Yana has successfully participated in international legal research projects in the field of dark sky protection and space law and collaborated with organizations and government bodies worldwide, inter alia, Lomonosov Moscow State University, Ghent University, the EU Commission, International Dark-Sky Association, Starlight Foundation, International Astronomical Union, UNOOSA, etc. In addition, Yana is a member and an advisor of several NGOs, including the International Dark-Sky Association (IDA), Starlight Foundation, and the Rule of Law Association. This year Yana has become a board member and one of the co-founders of the Belgian dark sky protection organization – Living Night.
ASTRA, YUCOM, ELSA, and UNDP, where the last four resulted with her being published as a co-author.
He has published several peer-reviewed pieces on leading platforms such as the European Journal of International Law Blog, Verfassungsblog, and others. Owing to his knowledge of European space law and its place within the wider EU constitutional and defence system, his expertise has been sought – through presentations and interviews – by the German Ministry of Defence, the European Security and Defence College, the European Military Research Institute, Max Planck Institute Luxembourg, and others. In addition to the above, Mr. Bennett has a keen interest in negotiation theory and practice, having entered and won several national competitions in the subject. He uses the skills gained during these experiences to maintain open, direct, and honest communication during his work. He feels most at home in mountains, and is an avid animal lover – especially in the case of dogs.
Antonio is a consultant and speaker for aerospace policy, technology integration, sustainability and inclusivity, and education.
🌏 Minerva University Alumnus
🏔 FutureTalks Foundation Arctic Expedition Member
UHG Foundation Himalayas Expedition Member
Marine Corps Officer
🛰 SGAC Asia-Pacific Regional Coordinator
Moon Village Association East Asia Regional Coordinator
🎖 IAF Emerging Space Leader 2022
Tencent THINC Fellow
Korea Prime Ministerial National Talent Award
SGAC Pioneer Award
The Mars Generation 24 Under 24
#17 Top Men to follow on LinkedIn for Aviation & Aerospace
Cris van Eijk is an international lawyer based in the United Kingdom. His research on space law and its making has appeared in peer-reviewed journals, several academic blogs, and the International Astronomical Union’s second Dark and Quiet Skies report. Cris holds a BA in International Justice from Leiden University College, an LLM in Public International Law from Leiden University, and a BA in Law from the University of Cambridge. He is currently pursuing his Ph.D. at the University of Leicester.