Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law Annual Conference

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Annual Conference

The Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law will be hosting its annual conference on Friday, November 12, 2010, from 8:30am to 3:45pm. This year's topic is "Fallout: The Future of Nuclear Security and Non-Proliferation."  The event will be held in the Larry Walker Room on the fourth floor of Dean Rusk Hall.  The conference participants will include leading academic scholars and legal practitioners in the field of nuclear non-proliferation, as well as individuals who work (or have worked) at the International Atomic Energy Agency, the United Nations, the National Nuclear Security Administration, the U.S. Department of Defense, the U.S. State Department, and the U.S. Department of Energy.  Sponsors include the Dean Rusk Center and the University of Georgia School of Law.  The conference is free to attend and all are welcome.

Please contact David Ballard with any questions you may have about the conference.  He can be reached at or 404-643-2844.


8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.      Registration & Coffee

9:00 a.m. - 9:15 a.m.      Welcome and Introduction

                                         Dean Rebecca H. White, UGA School of Law

                                         Ambassador C. Donald Johnson, Director, Dean Rusk Center

9:15 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.    The Future Legal Framework for Nuclear Non-Proliferation: Regional/Bilateral or Truly Multilateral?

                                         Moderator: Professor Richard Bilder, Wisconsin School of Law

                                         Panelists:   Dr. Igor Khripunov, Center for International Trade and Security, University of Georgia

                                                           Mr. Leonard Spector, Center for Non-Proliferation Studies, Monterey Institute                   

                                                           Mr. Geoffrey Shaw, International Atomic Energy Agency (NY)

10:45 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.  Break

11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.  Nuclear Energy and Security:  Balancing Interests in a Globalized Market

                                         Moderator: Professor Tim Meyer, UGA School of Law

                                         Panelists:      Mr. Omer Brown, Private Practitioner, leading expert on nuclear law and nuclear liability                                                                                                    issues (IAEA, Department of Energy)

                                                            Professor David Jonas, Georgetown Law / General Counsel for National Nuclear Security Administration

12:30 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.    Lunch

1:00 p.m. -1:45 p.m.       Keynote Address

                                         Professor Larry Johnson, Columbia Law School/ UN Deputy Legal Counsel

1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.      Break

2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.      Emerging Nuclear Threats: Evaluating the Effectiveness of Various Sanctions and Monitoring Regimes

                                          Moderator: Professor Harlan Cohen, UGA School of Law

                                          Panelists:    Professor Jack Beard, UCLA School of Law

                                                             Professor Orde Kittrie, Arizona State University College of Law/Foundation for the Defense of Democracies

                                                             Mr. Charles Allen, Deputy General Counsel (International Affairs)Department of Defense

3:30 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.      Closing Remarks

                                          David Ballard, Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law