Bartu Kaleagasi is a researcher in space economy and policy with interests in sustainable development, emerging technologies, and international security. He is from Brussels, Belgium with origins in Istanbul, Turkey. He has a Law degree from University College London, was an intercollegiate at the London School of Economics, and holds an MSc in Technology Management. He is currently establishing the Atlas Institution – an NGO based in Oxford and Cambridge which aims to become the world’s leading organization for landscape mapping and strategic foresight. He is also a guest lecturer at the University of Oxford, where he supports teaching for the MBA program as a member of the Oxford Space Initiative. Recently he has joined the Space Generation Advisory Council as a Policy Officer, where is he responsible for coordinating SGAC’s space policy activities and communicating its recommendations to the United Nations. He is also a member of the U.S. Task Force on Space Policy, where he will be engaging with members of Congress and the National Space Council in Washington D.C. to improve space governance for the benefit of future generations. Previously, he was at the Satellite Applications Catapult where he was mapping the space industry’s landscape together with UK government agencies, the European Space Agency (ESA) where he was supporting the development and use of space technologies which advance the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, and Seraphim Capital where he was researching and investing in space technology startups. In the near future, Bartu is interested in working across business and policy in the US-EU translatlantic alliance to address global challenges and opportunities of the 21st century including climate change, artificial intelligence, nuclear security, space sustainability, space conflict, and space settlement.
Bartu Kaleagasi Europe 2022