Dr. Eytan Tepper joined the Ostrom Workshop as a visiting scholar in order to launch and lead the new, Carnegie-funded, research project: “Polycentric Multilateralism: Reimagining the Roles of International Institutions in Space Governance and Beyond”. He will also establish and serve as inaugural director of the Space Governance Lab. Dr. Tepper is also research coordinator and lecturer, space governance, at the Graduate School of International Studies, Laval University, and adjunct research professor at the Western University Faculty of Law and faculty member at the Western University Institute for Earth and Space Exploration. Dr. Tepper earned his doctorate from the McGill University Institute of Air and Space Law and subsequently pursued a postdoctoral fellowship at the New York University (NYU) School of Law. His research focus is space law and governance, and he leads several projects for which he obtained external funding: the “Corporate Sovereigns: The Governance of Space Exploration Corporations” project; the “Space – Cyber Governance” project in partnership with CIGI; and the above “Polycentric Multilateralism” project. Dr. Tepper’s approach is transdisciplinary, employing cutting-edge literature from international law, international relations, and political economy. He has published in journals like the NYU Journal of International Law and Politics, Journal of Space Law, Space Policy, and New Space and has two book contracts with Cambridge and Springer. Prior to his return to academe, he was a practicing lawyer with a career spanning the public and private sectors, representing government ministries and Fortune 500 companies.