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Executive Director, Centre for Research in Air and Space Law, McGill University

Mr. Kuan-Wei (David) Chen is currently the Executive Director of the McGill Centre for Research in Air and Space Law, and the Managing Editor of the McGill Manual on International Law Applicable to Military Uses of Outer Space (McGill Manual, https://www.mcgill.ca/milamos/) .

A native of Taiwan, he holds an undergraduate degree in Law and Politics from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, an LLM (cum laude) in Public International Law from Leiden University and an LLM in Air and Space Law from the Institute of Air and Space Law, McGill University, where he was also the Boeing Fellow in Air and Space Law.

Kuan-Wei was the former Editor of the Annals of Air and Space Law (2012-2015), and a Sessional Lecturer at the Faculty of Law of McGill University. He served as the Co-Chair of the Ad-Hoc Remote Sensing Space Systems Act Advisory Committee, and has been an invited speaker at conferences organised by United Nations on several occasions.

Opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not represent the opinion or views of the Institute of Air and Space Law or other institutions the author is affiliated with.

Experience

  • 2016–present
    Managing Editor, McGill Manual on International Law Applicable to Military Uses of Outer Space , McGill University
  • –present
    Executive Director, Centre for Research in Air and Space Law, McGill University
  • 2012–2017
    Editor, Annals of Air and Space Law, McGill University

Education

  • 2012 
    McGill University, LLM, Air and Space Law
  • 2008 
    Leiden University, LLM, Public International Law
  • 2004 
    School of Oriental and African Studies, BA, Law and Politics