nationalsecuritylaw upcoming event: “International Law & the Threat of Force” (February 4, Georgetown University)

* Upcoming event: “International Law and the Threat of Force” (Georgetown, Feb. 4th)

Georgetown University’s Institute for Law, Science, and Global Security is proud to host a panel discussion on "International Law and the Threat of Force." 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:

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

Dr. Anthony Arend
Director, Master of Science in Foreign Service Program
Georgetown University

Mr. Orde Kittrie
Professor of Law, Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law
Arizona State University
Mr. Leonard Spector
Director, James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies Washington DC Office
Monterey Institute for International Studies

The event will take place on Friday February 4th from 10am to 12pm in the Lohrfink Auditorium located in the Hariri Building on Georgetown University’s main campus. For more information, contact lsgs or visit We look forward to seeing you there!



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