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November 10, 2020

ABA co-sponsors Nov. 12 virtual conference on nuclear issues and international law

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2020 — The American Bar Association International Law Section is helping to bring together public officials, thought leaders, policymakers and domestic and international experts for a comprehensive analysis of international law in addressing the risks and consequences of nuclear weapons.

“Nuclear Weapons and International Law in the Contemporary Era”
Co-sponsored by the ABA International Law Section 

Thursday, Nov. 12, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET


Participants include Izumi Nakamitsu, United Nations undersecretary general and high representative for disarmament affairs; Christopher Ashley Ford, U.S. ambassador, assistant secretary for international security and nonproliferation, U.S. Department of State; Thomas Graham, Jr., former U.S. special representative for arms control, nonproliferation and disarmament and former general counsel, Arms Control and Disarmament Agency; and Patricia Lee Refo, president of the American Bar Association.

The International Section of the New York State Bar Association is the program’s chief sponsor. Other co-sponsors include Fordham Law School, the Berkley Center for Religion Peace and World Affairs of Georgetown University, the Cyrus R. Vance Center for International Justice and a number of committees of the New York City Bar Association, the New York County Lawyers Association, Global Security Institute and Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy.

For more information on the all-day program, including other participants, click here. Media can register for the meeting by emailing Bill Choyke at [email protected].

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