Chemical Weapons Symposium Marks Agreement's 10th Year
Symposium to Mark the 10th Anniversary of the Chemical Weapons Convention
October 8, 2007 at Columbia Law School
October 1, 2007 (NEW YORK) – Columbia Law School will commemorate the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons’ (OPCW) last 10 years and look toward its future as it remains vital to international security, disarmament and global economic development. Proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and their potential use in terrorism are key threats to the international community today.
WHAT: The Tenth Anniversary of the Chemical Weapons Convention Symposium:
Effective Multilateralism as Exemplified by the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
WHERE: Low Memorial Library Rotunda, Broadway at West 116 Street, Columbia University in the City of New York; Via subway: #1 train to 116 Street (Broadway)/Columbia University.
• Richard Gardner, Professor of Law and International Organization, Columbia Law School, and Senior Counsel to the global law firm Morgan Lewis.
• Lori Fisler Damrosch, Henry L. Moses Professor of International Law and Organization, Columbia Law School
• Ambassador Eric M. Javits, ’55 J.D., U.S. Permanent Representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons welcomes attendees.
• Ambassador Rogelio Pfirter, Director-General of the OPCWmakes opening statement.
• Ambassador Rolf Ekeus, Chairman of the Governing Board of the Stockholm; International Peace Research Institute; OSCE High Commissioner on National Minorities; Former Ambassador to the United States from Sweden
• The Honorable Annalisa Giannella, EU High Representative Javier Solana’s Personal Representative on Nonproliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction
• H. E. Xue Hanqin, Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to the Netherlands and Permanent Representative to the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons
• Ambassador Donald A. Mahley, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Arms Control Implementation, Bureau for International Security and Nonproliferation, U.S. State Department
• Matthew Borman, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration
• U.S. Rep. Christopher Shays, R-CT, member, Homeland Security Committee’s Subcommittee on Intelligence, Information Sharing and Terrorism Risk Assessment
Columbia Law School, founded in 1858, stands at the forefront of legal education and of the law in a global society. Columbia Law School joins traditional strengths in international and comparative law, constitutional law, administrative law, business law and human rights law with pioneering work in the areas of intellectual property, digital technology, sexuality and gender and criminal law.