CSS Welcomes Juliana Scavuzzi as Law and Policy Chair

From the Office of the President:

It is with great excitement and appreciation that I formally welcome Mrs Juliana Scavuzzi as the new Session Chair for Space Law & Policy.  Mrs Scavuzzi will be a key national point of contact for members, chapters, partners and the general public for items involving law and policy issues. Details regarding her duties can be found here.


Juliana is a Brazilian lawyer and a graduate (LLM) of the Institute of Air and Space Law at McGill University (IASL) in Montreal (2013), where she lives. She also earned her MSc in Juridical Science at UNIVALI in Brazil in 2004. Mrs. Macedo Scavuzzi dos Santos is a member of the Brazilian Bar Association (OAB), Women in Aerospace (WIA), and the Brazilian Air and Space Law Association (SBDA), where she is currently a specialist for a working group preparing a draft of the Brazilian national legislation for space activities. She also completed an internship at the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) in the Radiocommunication Bureau - Space Services (2013), where she researched the impact of harmful interference on satellite systems.  She was an observer and legal advisor of the Brazilian delegation for the UN COPUOS legal subcommittee meeting in 2014.

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Welcome Juliana!

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