Alissa Haddaji

Researcher at Harvard University

Region: Northern America; Europe; Africa

Field: Law, Policy, Planetary Defense


Profile: Professor Alissa J. Haddaji is the United Nations’ mandated SMPAG Ad-Hoc Legal Working Group on Planetary Defense coordinator. She also serves as the vice-chair of the International Astronautical Federation’s Near Earth Object & Planetary Defense Committee. She is an adjunct Professor in Space Law, Policy and Ethics. She is the founder and director of The Space Consortium at Harvard & MIT, and of Space Week at Harvard. She created and taught the Space Law, Policy and Ethics curriculum at Harvard College, Harvard Law School, Boston College Law School and University Paris-Saclay "M2 New Space". Prof. Haddaji specializes in International Space Threat Management (Planetary Protection/Planetary Defense).