While the United Nations and Iran battle over the country’s nuclear weapons program, the New York University Journal of International Law and Politics (JILP) will present a day-long symposium on current legal approaches to nuclear proliferation on Friday, March 31, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Opening remarks will be made by Vice Dean Clayton P. Gillette and Herbert Rubin, Senior Member and President of Herzfeld & Rubin, P.C.

Panel discussions

The Current Non-Proliferation Regime: Strengths and Shortcomings 10:00 a.m.-11:45 a.m. Emerging Methods of Counter-Proliferation 1:15 p.m.-3:00 p.m. Nonproliferation in Practice: States and Non-State Actors 3:15 p.m.-5:00 p.m.


  • DR. JOHN BURROUGHS, Executive Director Lawyers’ Committee on Nuclear Policy
  • AMBASSADOR SERGIO DE QUEIROZ DUARTE, Brazilian Ambassador & 2005 NPT Review Conference President
  • DR. CHRISTOPHER A. FORD, Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Verification, Compliance, and Implementation, U.S. Department of State
  • JONATHAN GRANOFF, President, Global Security Institute
  • PROFESSOR LARRY D. JOHNSON, Professor of Global Affairs, New York University Center for Global Affairs; Assistant Secretary General for Legal Affairs, United Nations (Effective May 1, 2006)
  • AMBASSADOR NOBUYASU ABE, Japanese Ambassador & Former Under-Secretary-General for Disarmament Affairs, United Nations
  • STEPHEN KAPLOW, Senior Advisor to the Director of the National Counterproliferation Center, Office of the Director of National Intelligence
  • CAROLYN M. LEDDY, Senior Advisor, Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, U.S. Department of State
  • SENATOR DOUGLAS ROCHE, Chair, Middle Powers Initiative
  • DR. CHRISTINE WING, Senior Fellow, New York University Center on International Cooperation
  • AMBASSADOR ROBERT T. GREY, JR., Director, Bipartisan Security Group
  • DAVID S. JONAS, General Counsel, National Nuclear Security Administration, U.S. Department of Energy
  • DARYL KIMBALL, Executive Director, Arms Control Association
  • PROFESSOR STEPHEN HOLMES, Walter E. Meyer Professor of Law, New York University School of Law

WHEN: Friday, March 31, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.

NYU’s Vanderbilt Hall, room 210, 40 Washington Square South, between MacDougal and Sullivan Streets, one block east of the West Fourth Subway Station. [Subway Lines: A, B, C, D, E, F, V (West 4th Street); N, R, W (8th Street); 6 (Astor Place)] Parking is available at Minetta Car Park on West Third Street.

Reporters interested in attending this conference should contact Elizabeth Fasolino at 212.998.6849 or

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