This panel will explore challenges faced by the Obama Administration in the arms control and disarmament field, including U.S.-Russia arms control efforts, developing an international framework to manage the risks of the nuclear fuel cycle, monitoring compliance with the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, and obtaining Senate advice and consent to ratification of treaties in this field, such as the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty.
Moderator: Michael J. Matheson, George Washington University Law School
Panelists: David Koplow, Georgetown University Law Center Newell Highsmith, U.S. Department of State, Office of the Legal Adviser Michael Mattler, Senate Foreign Relations Committee
Newell Highsmith is an assistant legal adviser on nuclear non-proliferation for the United States State Department.
David Koplow has worked, taught, and written in the areas of public international law and national security law for many years.
He served as Attorney-Advisor, and as Special Assistant to the Director of the U.S. Arm Control and Disarmament Agency from 1978 to 1981, and as Deputy General Counsel for International Affairs at the U.S. Department of Defense from 1997 to 1999. He has taught at the Georgetown University Law Center since 1981.
Michael Mattler is the minority counsel for the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He regularly discusses U.S. policy toward the International Criminal Court.