The Board of Directors of the Initiative for Interstellar Studies are aware of statements on social media relating to the Deputy Chair of our Advisory Council, Professor Chris Welch. We have taken time to consider these carefully. Given the serious nature of the allegations, we have asked Professor Welch to step back from his role until the situation has been resolved.
i4is condemns all forms of harassment, misconduct, prejudice, or discrimination, and wants to be a member of a space sector that is safe and inclusive for all. The Board has already started to consider how we can best play our part in making this happen.