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ISC and its partners organised the 9th edition of the Science Summit around the 78th United Nations General Assembly (UNGA78) on 12-29 September 2023.
The role and contribution of science to attaining the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will be the central theme of the Summit. The objective is to develop and launch science collaborations to demonstrate global science mechanisms and activities to support the attainment of the UN SDGs, Agenda 2030 and Local2030. The meeting will also prepare input for the United Nations Summit of the Future, which will take place during UNGA79 beginning on 12 September 2024.
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Dr. Upasana Dasgupta

Université Laval
Postdoctoral Fellow
Quebec City, Canada

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Upasana Dasgupta is a Board member of ACES Worldwide and is heading the “Compact Agreements” for Space and Sustainability for the South Asian region.She is currently researching with the Canada Research Chair in International Political Economy, Université Laval on understanding the divergence between priorities of different States with respect to their space activities and policies. Upasana has been associated with Jindal Global Law School, O.P. Jindal Global University where she has taught subjects including International Law of Outer Space.
She holds a Doctorate in Civil Law as well as an LLM from the McGill University Institute of Air and Space Law (IASL) as well as a B.A.,LL.B from Dr Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law University (RMLNLU) in India. In her studies there she won the Gold Medal for the highest cumulative grade index among a class of 155 students. She is a member of the Bar Council of West Bengal. She served as an arbitrator for the Bucharest Ilfov Arbitration Court for a three-year term. She is a member of the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) Technical Committee on Space Traffic Management, a member of the International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) committee on Space Debris and a member of the International Institute of Space Law (IISL).
While at McGill University she contributed as a researcher and editor to many published text and articles. These publications included: Global Space Governance: An International Space Study, The Space Security Index, the Manual on International Law Applicable to Military Uses of Outer Space, and many other publications. She has served as an advisor and carried out research for the Indian Delegation to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).
 Her doctoral thesis is titled “Preventing Collisions in Outer Space – Clarifying the law of state responsibility for better enforcement.”  Her publications also include “Back to the Future: Space Law in a Networked World” which she co-authored with Professor Ram Jakhu and Professor Steven Freeland.