Prof. Tanja Masson-Zwaan

Tanja Masson-Zwaan is Assistant Professor and Deputy Director of the International Institute of Air and Space Law at Leiden University, and President Emerita of the International Institute of Space Law (IISL).

She is adjunct faculty of ISU and was a member of the Local Organising Committee for SSP18 in The Netherlands.

She is a Board member of SSPF, a Dutch foundation that supports ’NL-connected’ participants in SSP.

Tanja advises various bodies on space law issues, teaches and supervises students at Bachelors, Masters and PhD level, and carries out research on a broad range of space law topics.

She co-authored the 4th edition of ‘Introduction to Space Law’ (Kluwer 2019) and co-founded the Hague International Space Resources Governance Working Group.

She is an elected member of various professional associations, like the International Academy of Astronautics and the International Law Association, and is a Board member of several organizations, including Space Generation Advisory Council, the ASU Interplanetary Initiative and Uarx Space. She was a Member of the Founding Boards of the European Centre for Space Law and of Women in Aerospace Europe.

Tanja received several awards, is a Member of Honour of the Netherlands Space Society, and in 2020 she received a Royal decoration for her work in the field of space law.

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