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Nivedita Raju


Nivedita Raju

Nivedita Raju

Nivedita Raju is a Researcher in the SIPRI Armament and Disarmament research area. With a focus on space security, she also conducts research and outreach in disarmament education. In addition, Nivedita is a mentor for the UN Space4Women program, Director of Legal Affairs at the non-profit Space Court Foundation, and Advisor to Schools of Equality, an initiative that conducts gender-sensitization training in schools across India.

Previously, she was a Research Fellow at Open Lunar Foundation, and led the lunar security action team for the “Moon Dialogs” sessions. She was a contributing member of the Manual on International Law Applicable to Military Uses of Outer Space (MILAMOS). She was simultaneously Deputy Representative to the US Federal Aviation Administration’s Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Transportation where she directed research on the regulation of cross-border suborbital flights between Canada and the US. Her experience in the aerospace industry also includes her work with the Indian delegation at ICAO, Montreal, and Gagrats Advocates & Solicitors in Mumbai, India.

Subject expertise

Space law and policy, space security, counterspace technologies, feminist legal theory

Regional expertise

India, South Asia, Middle East

English, Hindi

LLM in Air and Space Law, McGill University; BA LLB, Gujarat National Law University

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