Gabriel Swiney

Attorney Advisor, Intl Space Lawyer
U.S. State Department

Gabriel Swiney is the lead international space lawyer for the U.S. Department of State. He advises the United States National Space Council as well as Department of State officials on all issues relating to international space law, as well as the nexus between international rules and domestic regulation. He represents the United States internationally in negotiations with foreign governments and works with senior policymakers to implement and shape U.S. space policy. He is the Head of Delegation for the United States to the COPUOS Legal Subcommittee, leads the United States delegation to the Hague Space Resources Governance Working Group, and represents the United States as an observer at the MILAMOS project regarding military uses of outer space. He is a member of several space policy working groups within the United States Government responsible for specific high-profile issues. In his decade-plus of experience as an international lawyer, he has provided guidance to multiple United States National Security Advisors and Secretaries of State. He has successfully negotiated high-profile and complex arrangements with ministerial-level officials from foreign governments, as well as with militant and rebel groups around the world. He also teaches undergraduates and law students, and he has published articles on a range of international law issues.

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