UGA School of Law hosts conference on nuclear non-proliferation

Athens, Ga. – The University of Georgia School of Law, in collaboration withits Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law and Dean Rusk Center, present “Fallout: The Future of Nuclear Security and Non-Proliferation” Friday, Nov. 12 at 8:30 a.m. in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall. Open to the public, the event is free, and no pre-registration is required.

The daylong conference will evaluate the United Nations Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty and include in-depth discussions on the future legal framework for nuclear non-proliferation, balancing nuclear energy and security, and emerging nuclear threats.

“The most recent revisions to the U.N. Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty could have serious impacts on efforts to contain the spread of nuclear technology,” said C. Donald Johnson, director of the Dean Rusk Center. “We are pleased to sponsor such a timely and relevant conference to examine this global topic.”

The conference will include a keynote address by Larry D. Johnson, former U.N. assistant secretary general for legal affairs and current Columbia Law School adjunct professor. Previously, Johnson was the legal adviser of the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna.

Also providing insights into the matter will be notable speakers from around the country, including former and current employees of the International Atomic Energy Agency, the U.N., the National Nuclear Security Administration, the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Energy.

“We are excited and honored to have leading legal scholars, practitioners and policymakers offer their expertise to our conference,” Executive Conference Editor of the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law David S. Ballard said. “Nuclear non-proliferation is an important issue everyone needs to pay attention to as it not only affects our generation, but generations to come.”

For more information about the conference, see www.law.uga.edu/gjicl-2010-conference.