Dr. Michael K. Simpson is Executive Director of the Secure World Foundation and former President of the International Space University. Simpson’s academic career extends over 36 years and 5 continents. In addition to his tenure at ISU, he has been President of Utica College and the American University of Paris with a combined total of 22 years of experience as an academic chief executive officer. He currently holds a post as Professor of Space Policy and International Law at ISU. He is a member of the International Academy of Astronautics, a member of the International Institute of Space Law and a Senior Fellow of the International Institute of Space Commerce. His practical experience includes work with the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space, participating organization representative to GEO, the Executive Committee and Board of Directors of the World Space Week Association, and the Board of Governors of the National Space Society.