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NEWPORT, R.I. – Cmdr. James Kraska, faculty member with the International Law Department at the Naval War College (NWC), will serve as a guest panelist at the 2011 Ottawa Conference on Defense and Security in Ottawa, Ontario, Feb. 24-25.
Kraska’s panel will explore “Contemporary Security Concerns” on Feb. 24. His presentation, “Asia Pacific,” will examine the evolving nature of law and the sea in the Western Pacific, and the intersection of the law and the sea with political-military developments in the region.
Other panels will discuss topics such as “Canada-U.S. Relations: 10 Years Since 9/11,” “Canada-U.S. Security Interests” and “Contemporary Security Concerns.”
The conference is organized by the Conference of Defense Associations (CDA) and the CDA Institute. The CDA Institute is a charitable and non-partisan organization whose mandate is to provide research support to the CDA and promote informed public debate on national security and defense issues.
Kraska also serves as the Howard S. Levie Chair of Operational Law at the War College.
He holds both a research doctorate and professional doctorate in law, having earned a doctor of juridical science (S.J.D) from the University of Virginia and a doctor of jurisprudence (J.D.) from Indiana University, Bloomington. Kraska also earned a master's of international law (L.L.M.) from the University of Virginia, master's of arts (M.A.) in defense and foreign policy from Clarement Colleges and a diploma from NWC’s College of Naval Command and Staff.
By David Reese, Naval War College Public Affairs