Institute and M.A. Program Events

International Law and Politics Colloquium

The Institute hosts several panels throughout the year exploring various issues of theoretical and policy importance to the conduct of international law and the political process.  The panels bring together noted experts in a chosen field and are sponsored by the Institute, serving as an outlet for policy-makers, scholars, researchers, and students interested in the presented topics.  The panels are held on Georgetown University's main campus, and are open to the public and press.  The Institute hosts two to three panels each semester, and will announce them as they are scheduled.

M.A. Student Events

During the academic year, the Institute's M.A. students participated in various academic and work-related events that focus on topics revolving around international law and government. 

  • M.A. Students meet with Mark Vlasic, Senior Institute Fellow, at the World Bank.
Washington Program on Nonproliferation Policy and Law

The Institute for Law, Science and Global Security and the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies at the Monterey Institute have initiated a series of panel discussions that address the legal and policy dimensions related to issues of nonproliferation.  Together, these two institutions bring the academic and practical expertise in exploring the changing norms, laws, and practices of nonproliferation.

Cyber Project

The Institute for Law, Science, and Global Security currently hosts Georgetown University's Cyber Project, directed by Dr. Catherine Lotrionte. With an increasing demand for policy development in conjunction with legal analysis of cybersecurity measures, the Institute added the Cyber Project as a major element to its work. To launch the project more formally, Georgetown University hosted a panel discussion on the topic of Integrating Disciplines: Cybersecurity Law and Policy. The event included representatives from the public, private, and scientific communities including General Michael Hayden and Lawrence Livermore National Security Laboratory.

In February 2010 the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) hosted Cyber ShockWave, a simulated cyber attack on the United States, providing an unprecedented look at how the government would develop a real-time response to a large-scale cyber crisis affecting much of the nation. Georgetown University’s Dr. Lotrionte collaborated with BPC and other public and private sector organizations to make this simulation possible.