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Nuclear Weapons and International Law 2020 (Webinar)

Nuclear Weapons and International Law 2020 (Webinar)

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This virtual conference sponsored by the International Section of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) will bring together thought-leaders, policy-makers, and experts – from the UN, other domestic and international governmental agencies, think-tanks, NGOs, and academia – for a comprehensive examination of this still grave but often overlooked subject. The program includes panels on the present facts and policies about nuclear weapons, international law, including present and proposed treaties, the role of the UN and other organizations, and how to both increase public awareness of the continued threat of nuclear weapon and create new, more stable international norms of conduct and policy.


Thursday, November 12, 2020

9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. ET: Webinar

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. ET: Virtual Reception 


Click here to view the conference proceedings published by the Fordham Law International Law Journal.

Click here to view the program recording.


  • Hon. Izumi Nakamitsu, United Nations Under-Secretary General and high Representative for Disarmament Affairs – Ranking UN official on disarmament.
  • Hon. Dr. Christopher Ashley Ford, U.S. ambassador, Assistant Secretary for International Security and Nonproliferation, U.S. Department of State – Ranking State Department official on non-proliferation.
  • Dr. Gloria C. Duffy, President and CEO, The Commonwealth Club of California, and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense
  • Hon. Thomas Graham, Jr., Former Special Representative for Arms Control, Nonproliferation, and Disarmament; former General Counsel, Arms Control and Disarmament Agency – Leading U.S. negotiator of seminal nuclear arms control treaties.
  • Kathleen Lawand, Strategic Adviser to Director of International Law and Policy, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC); Former Head of Arms Unit, ICRC
  • Hon. Jerry Brown, Former California Governor and Executive Chairman, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists – a Leader of worldwide efforts to address nuclear weapons risks.


Fordham Law School Center on National Security

Georgetown University, Berkley Center for Religion, Peace and World Affairs

American Bar Association, International Law Section

New York City Bar Association, Committees on International Law, Military and Veteran Affairs, the United Nations, and  

Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice

New York County Lawyers Association, Committee on Foreign & International Law

Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy

Global Security Institute

Thank You to our Sponsors! 


Start Date:
  • November 12, 2020
Start Time:
  • 9:00 AM
End Time:
  • 7:00 PM
  • Virtual Participation
  • Webinar
Product Code:
  • 0JR51
Section Member Price: Free
Non-Member Price: Free
Sponsoring Committee Group
  • International Section