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Nuclear Weapons and International Law (2020)

Nuclear Weapons and International Law (2020)

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This program does not carry MCLE credit. It is intended for informational purposes only.

This program 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 speakers 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.


Prof. Osamu Arakaki, International Christian University, Japan

Laurie Ashton, Of Counsel, Keller Rohrback; Member of Legal Team for the Marshall Islands in Its Nuclear Disarmament Cases in the International Court of Justice; Counsel for Marshall Islands in Its Nuclear Disarmament Case in the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals

Hon. Jerry Brown, Former Governor, State of California; Executive Chairman, Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists

Dr. John Burroughs, Senior Analyst, Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy

Jacqueline Cabasso, Executive Director, Western States Legal Foundation; North American Coordinator, Mayors for Peace

Rev. Prof. Drew Christiansen, SJ, Distinguished Professor of Ethics and Human Development, Walsh School of Foreign Service, and Senior Fellow, Berkley Center for Religion, Georgetown University

Tom Z. Collina, Director of Policy, Ploughshares Fund, and Co-author, with William J. Perry, The Button: The New Nuclear Arms Race and Presidential Power from Truman to Trump (BenBella Books, 2020)

Dr. Gloria C. Duffy, President and CEO, The Commonwealth Club of California; former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense

Prof. John D. Feerick, Professor and Dean Emeritus, Fordham Law School

Dr. Christopher Ashley Ford, U.S. Ambassador, Assistant Secretary for International Security and Nonproliferation, U.S. Department of State

Hon. Thomas Graham, Jr., Former Special Representative for Arms Control, Nonproliferation and Disarmament; Former General Counsel, Arms Control and Disarmament Agency

Jonathan Granoff, President, Global Security Institute

Hon. Bonnie Jenkins, Founder and President, Women of Color Advancing Peace, Security and Conflict Transformation; Former Special Envoy and Coordinator for Threat Reduction Programs, U.S. Department of State

Scott M. Karson, President, New York State Bar Association

Audrey Kitagawa, Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Parliament of the World's Religions

Prof. David A. Koplow, Professor, Georgetown University Law Center; Former Special Counsel for Arms Control to the General Counsel of the U.S. Department of Defense

Hans M. Kristensen, Director, Nuclear Information Project, Federation of American Scientists

Kathleen Lawand, Strategic Adviser to Director of International Law and Policy, International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC); Former Head of Arms Unit, ICRC

Edward K. Lenci, Partner, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP (NYC); Chair-Elect, International Section of the New York State Bar Association.

Prof. Charles J. Moxley, Jr., Professor (Adj.), Fordham Law School and Principal, Moxley ADR LLC

Hon. Izumi Nakamitsu, UN Under-Secretary-General and High Representative for Disarmament Affairs

Allison Pytlak, Programme Manager, Reaching Critical Will, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom

Patricia Lee Rofo, President, American Bar Association

Prof. Scott Sagan, Caroline S.G. Munro Professor of Political Science, Stanford University, and Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies

Ariana N. Smith, Executive Director, Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy

Non-Member Price: Free
Published Date:
  • November 12, 2020
  • Online On-Demand
Product Code:
  • VJR51