Learn more about ethics of space exploration with JS Johnson-Schwartz at Interstellar Seminar

Join Interstellar Seminar for a discourse on the ethical questions that surround multi-generational missions to the stars from 2:30 to 3:20 p.m. Wednesday, March 20 in 104 Jabara Hall and online with Dr. JS Johnson-Schwartz, assistant professor of philosophy.

How does society articulate and defend the intrinsic value of the knowledge gained from space science in the context of planetary stewardship? How does it frame the questions that lead to the ethical principles defining permissible human space settlement?

Dr. Johnson-Schwartz studies the philosophy and ethics of space exploration at WSU, touching on space policy, law, inclusivity, the environment and metaphysics. A prolific author, she is a thought leader on the epistemic values of space exploration, exploitation and settlement.