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.
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