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Timiebi Aganaba

Asst Professor
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5603
Senior Global Futures Scientist
Faculty, TEMPE Campus, Mailcode 5603

Timiebi is an assistant professor of Space and Society, in the School for the Future of Innovation in Society, an affiliate faculty with the Interplanetary Initiative, a senior global futures scientist with the Global Futures Lab, and holds a courtesy appointment at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, all at Arizona State University. Timiebi was a post-doctoral fellow and is a senior fellow at the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) based in Waterloo, Ontario Canada where she focused on environmental and space governance.

Timiebi was Executive Director of the World Space Week Association coordinating the global response to the UN 1999 declaration that World Space Week should be celebrated Oct 4-10 annually. She is currently on the Advisory Board for the Space Generation Advisory Council supporting the UN Programme on Space Applications. She is also on the Science Advisory Board of World View Enterprises and the SETI Institute.

Other positions include 4 years as a space industry consultant for the leading space analyst firm in Montreal, Canada where Timiebi led a pipeline of commercialization studies for the Canadian Space Agency and led the socio aspects of a socioeconomic assessment of the Canadian space sector.

She was also a teaching associate (France, 2008) and associate chair (Ireland, 2017) of the space policy, law and economics department at the International Space University, and an associate at Kayode Sofola and Associates law firm. She was an NYSC Corp at the Nigerian National Space Research and Development Agency, where she spent a year in the legal affairs and international cooperation department.

Timiebi has represented Nigeria at the UN as a Next Generation Aviation Professional at the International Civil Aviation Organization Model Council in Montreal (2014) and at the Legal subcommittee of the Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer space in Vienna (2011).

In 2017, Timiebi was the recipient of a Space Leaders Award from the International Astronautical Federation (IAF) and her doctorate received the George and Ann Robinson Award for advanced research capabilities.

An avid and passionate communicator, Timiebi has been featured in the Washington Post, New York Times, CNN, NPR, LA Times, the Telegraph and Business Insider amongst others! She hosted and produced the 12 episode Ladies do Launch podcast and has acted as an international moderator for high level events such as the Dubai Expo 2020.


  • DCL (Ph.D equiv) Institute of Air and Space Law, McGill University, Canada
  • L.L.M. Institute of Air and Space Law, McGill University, Canada
  • M.Sc. International Space University, France
  • B.L. Nigerian Law School, Nigeria
  • L.L.B. University of Leicester, U.K.
Spring 2022
Course NumberCourse Title
FIS 432Prob Solving-StrategicThinking
Fall 2021
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FIS 337Innovation and Global Developm
Fall 2020
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SES 598Special Topics
HSD 598Special Topics
Spring 2020
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HSD 598Special Topics
Spring 2019
Course NumberCourse Title
HSD 598Special Topics