Rebecca Connolly is the 2023 Thawley Scholar in International Security at the Lowy Institute (Sydney) and the Center for Strategic and International Studies (Washington, DC). Rebecca is currently an Adjunct Senior Lecturer at the University of Sydney Law School. She specialises in the complex legal issues associated with International Space Law and International Law and Technology. In particular, her research focuses on the global governance of outer space, including issues relating to militarisation and national security, commercialisation and space sustainability.
Rebecca has a PhD in Law from the University of Sydney, a Master of Laws from the University of Sydney, and a Bachelor of Laws from UTS. Rebecca is also a member of the Space Law Council of Australia and New Zealand.