Bartu Kaleagasi is a founding Director at the Center for Space Governance. He is currently at Columbia University, where he studies International Affairs with a full scholarship to conduct research on the future of space and AI governance. He is also an International Strategy Fellow at Schmidt Futures and a guest lecturer at Oxford University. Bartu has a Law degree from University College London, was an intercollegiate student in Philosophy of Science at the London School of Economics, and holds a Master’s in Technology Management. Previously, he has worked in innovation analysis at the European Space Agency (ESA) and venture capital at Seraphim Space, as well as co-founded the AIBE Summit – Artificial Intelligence in Business & Ethics. His research interests include great power competition, commercial space policy, sustainable development, and global governance.