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.
The Washington Program on Nonproliferation Policy and Law hosts panel discussions throughout the year at Georgetown University's main campus and in the Washington DC area. Issues related to weapons of mass destruction, the legal authority of the United Nations, and changing norms of warfare are a few examples of panel topics. Bringing together academic and policy experts in the field of nonproliferation aims to promote a sustained dialogue to advance ongoing developments as the relate to the legal, security, and policy perspectives.
For more information on past panels:
- U.N. Resolution 1540
- Preventive War
- Nuclear Energy in the Middle East
- Attribution: Post-Nuclear Event
- The Legal and Policy Implications of Ambiguous Rocket Launches
- Exploring Alternative Approaches to Nonproliferation
- International Law and the Threat of Force
The Washington Program on Nonproliferation Policy and Law also conducts research into how legal mechanisms can be used in innovative ways to prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Areas of current scholarship include:
- Legal Literature Review on Nonproliferation Topics
- Prosecuting Exporters of WMD Technology
- Regulating Emerging Dual-Use Technologies
- Increasing International Cooperation in Interdicting Sensitive Shipments