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Georgetown Panel: International Law and the Threat of Force, Feb. 4th, 10am

International Law and the Threat of Force

10:00 AM to Noon Friday, February 4, 2011, Lohrfink Auditorium, Georgetown University Main Campus

PROGRAM ON NONPROLIFERATION POLICY AND LAW,  a joint project of

The James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Monterey Institute of International Studies and

The Institute for Law, Science and Global Security, Georgetown University

Advances in the development of WMD programs in the international system have led to a number of recommendations for action among the global community. While some have argued for stricter sanctions for violators of multilateral agreements, others posit that more severe measures should be considered. When weighing the options, what are the rules governing the use of force in the international system? Has there been a political change with respect to anticipatory self-defense and the threat of force?

Leading experts in the field of international law, global security, and nonproliferation have been assembled to discuss the legal and policy issues concerning the threat of force in the international system. Panelists include:

Professor Catherine Lotrionte – Moderator
Associate Director, Institute for Law, Science, and Global Security
Georgetown University

Professor Anthony Clark Arend
Director, Master of Science in Foreign Service Program
Georgetown University

Professor Orde Kittrie
Professor of Law, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
Arizona State University

Leonard Spector, Esq.
Director, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies Washington DC Office
Monterey Institute for International Studies

For more information, contact lsgs@georgetown.edu.

The Program on Nonproliferation Policy and Law is sponsored by the U.S. Defense Threat Reduction Agency

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Anthony Clark Arend is Professor of Government and Foreign Service at Georgetown University and the Director of the Master of Science in Foreign Service in the Walsh School of Foreign Service.

Commentary and analysis at the intersection of international law and politics.