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Kittrie speaks at Lawfare! at Case Western law school
Orde F. Kittrie
spoke on a panel at Case Western Reserve University School of Law on Sept. 11. The panel was part of a symposium titled Lawfare!, which examined the use of law as a substitute for traditional military means to achieve an operational objective. The symposium was cosponsored by organizations including the American Society of International Law, the American Bar Association, and the International Law Association. The Case Western Reserve’s Journal of International Law will publish an issue containing articles based on the proceedings.
Other symposium panelists included Major General Charles Dunlap Jr., Deputy Judge Advocate General, U.S. Air Force; The Hon. James Ogoola, Principal Judge, Ugandan High Court; David Scheffer, former U.S. Ambassador at Large for War Crimes Issues; Sandy Hodgkinson, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Detainee Affairs, U.S. Department of Defense; and David Frakt, former lead defense counsel, military commissions, Guantanamo Bay.
Kittrie is a leading expert on the use of law to combat the spread of weapons of mass destruction. He has testified on nonproliferation issues before the U.S. Senate and U.S. 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.