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Kittrie to Speak At ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco
Orde F. Kittrie
will speak on a panel at the American Bar Association annual meeting in San Francisco on Aug. 7, on the topic, “New Standards in International Law: Anticipatory Self Defense and WMD Programs – the Use of Lethal Force.”
Other panelists will include Professor Ruth Wedgwood of the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies and Colonel William Gade of the Office of General Counsel, U.S. Department of Defense.
Kittrie is a leading expert on legal and policy issues relating to the proliferation of nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons. He has testified on nonproliferation issues before the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives and recently served as one of 12 members of a special committee created by Congress to make recommendations on how to better prevent the proliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons. Prior to joining the law faculty, Kittrie served for 11 years in the U.S. State Department, including as the lead attorney for nuclear affairs. He has been a guest speaker on nonproliferation issues of the U.S. Air Force Academy, the U.S. Naval Postgraduate School, the International Atomic Energy Agency, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, the British Foreign & Commonwealth Office, the U.S. Department of Defense, the Belgian Royal Military Academy and the Royal Military College of Canada.