Berin M Szoka

Berin Szoka has served since 2008 as a Director of the Space Frontier Foundation, a non-profit citizens' advocacy group founded in 1988 and dedicated to advancing commercial opportunity and expansion of human civilization in space. He also sits on the Commercial Space Transportation Advisory Committee (COMSTAC), which advises the FAA's Office of Commercial Space Transportation. He is a Senior Fellow and the Director of the Center for Internet Freedom at The Progress & Freedom Foundation. Previously, he was an Associate in the Communications Practice Group at Latham and Watkins LLP, where he advised clients on regulations affecting the Internet and telecommunications industries. Before joining Latham's Communications Practice Group, Szoka practiced at Lawler Metzger Milkman & Keeney, LLC, a boutique telecommunications law firm in Washington, and clerked for the Hon. H. Dale Cook, Senior U.S. District Judge for the Northern District of Oklahoma. Szoka received his Bachelor's degree in economics from Duke University and his juris doctor from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he served as Submissions Editor of the Virginia Journal of Law and Technology.

Broadcast 1504 (Special Edition)

Guest: Berin Szoka. Topics: Internet freedom and regulation with parallels to commercial space development. Please note that you are invited to comment, ask questions, and discuss the Space Show program/guest(s) on the Space Show blog, Comments, questions, and any discussion must be relevant and applicable to Space Show programming. We welcomed back Berin Szoka to discuss the state of internet freedom, related issues, and the parallels with commercial space development.

Broadcast 1421 (Special Edition)

Guest: Berin Szoka. Topics: Internet and space analogies for market competition and policy. We welcomed back Berin Szoka to discuss with us the similarities of both internet and space policy for future development. Please remember that you can comment and rate this program on the new Space Show blog at During our discussion, our guest referenced a paper he co-authored, "Cyber-Libertarianism: The Case for Real Internet Freedom.

Broadcast 1022 (Special Edition)

Guests: Berin Michael Szoka and Will Watson were the guests for this Space Show program. We talked about the new direction and board in place for the Space Frontier Foundation (SFF) and the focus on Web 2.0 for mastering and maximizing the Foundation's vision. This discussion is appropriate for more than just SFF because it puts forth a general plan for how organizations are redefining themselves for the times we are in and the new forms of communication and staying in contact being used by people of all ages, interests, and cultures.

Broadcast 474 (Special Edition)

Berin Michael Szoka returned to The Space Show to discuss in depth ITAR and strategies for reforming the ITAR regime. This is an exceptionally interesting program that not only goes into the history of ITAR but offers concrete, thoughtful solutions to the problems ITAR presents to the entire space community. I urge each of you to listen to Berin and contact him for further information and to see how you can help in effecting policy change with Congress.

Broadcast 422 (Special Edition)

This Space Show program featured the first ever Space Property Rights Legal Panel with Wayne White, Rosanna Sattler, Jim Dunstan, and Berin Michael Szoka. The panel began this intensive and comprehensive space property rights discussion with a basic introduction to the issue of space property rights, focusing on the Outer Space Treaty along with the other U.N. treaties impacting and helping to create the existing property rights regime. This is an in-depth discussion you will not want to miss.

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