Dr. Michael Mineiro holds a Doctor of Law (McGill University, 2011), a Legal Masters in Air and Space Law (McGill University, 2008), Juris Doctor (University of North Carolina, 2005), and a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations (North Carolina State University, 2001), with additional studies undertaken at the Hague Academy of International Law (2010), Beijing Language and Culture University (2005), and the University of Hong Kong (2004).
He is a published scholar in leading space law and policy journals, including the Journal of Space Policy and Journal of Space Law. Dr. Mineiro is regularly invited to lecture on international space law, space policy, and commercial remote sensing regulation at space law faculties, including Georgetown University, the International Space University, McGill University, and the University of Colorado.
He currently holds an appointment to the Institute for Defense Analysis, Science and Technology Policy Institute (STPI), a Federally Funded Research Development Center (FFRDC) that provides objective analysis of science and technology (S&T) policy issues for the White House. In this capacity, Dr. Mineiro works on space law and policy issues with agencies across the Federal Government, including the Department of Defense (DOD), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Dr. Mineiro also serves as an expert on law and regulatory matters to the U.N. Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space (UNCOPUOS) Working Group on Long-term Sustainability of Space Activities. Prior government appointments include service as an international relations specialist at NOAA’s Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS) and as an attorney with NOAA’s Office of General Counsel.