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Kittrie speaks at George Washington University on biosecurity issues

Law professor
August 15, 2011

Professor Orde F. Kittrie was a guest speaker at George Washington University’s Elliott School of International Affairs on June 15, as part of an international conference titled “Moving Toward a Region Free of Weapons of Mass Destruction in the Middle East: Challenges for 2012.” The conference featured leading nonproliferation experts from the United States, Israel, Egypt and Turkey.

Kittrie’s remarks were titled “Prospects for Middle East Regional Cooperation on Biosecurity.” He discussed several factors that make the Middle East region an important and potentially fruitful target for increased biosecurity cooperation, and proposed several ideas for seizing that opportunity.

Kittrie is a leading expert on nonproliferation legal issues and sanctions. He currently serves as chair of the Nonproliferation, Arms Control & Disarmament Interest Group of the American Society of International Law and is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. He has testified on nonproliferation issues before both the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives and recently served as one of 12 members of a special Congressionally created committee 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.

Judy Nichols,
Office of Communications, College of Law