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NEWPORT, R.I. – The Naval War College will be represented by three professors during the International Law Review Symposium 2011 presented by Loyola University Chicago School of Law on Feb. 25.
“The Laws of War: International Conflict and the Global War on Terror” conference and workshop will examine modern laws of war and how they intersect with the war on terrorism and the current methods of warfare. Balancing issues of human rights and national security, and how the international community attempts to regulate warfare will also be discussed during the event.
The international conference will feature distinguished practitioners and scholars from a variety of backgrounds presenting their ideas about and experiences with international law.
Cmdr. James Kraska, JAGC, USN, faculty member of the International Law Department and Howard S. Levie Chair of Operational Law at NWC, will be a keynote speaker during the symposium. His topic, “Use of Force Jurisprudence at the International Court of Justice,” will explore the theory and use of force by non-state actors in cases currently before that court.
Thomas Nichols, professor with the National Security Decision Making Department, will serve with guest panelists discussing "Methods of Warfare and Peacekeeping: The Proliferation of Piracy and the International Response.” He’ll explain "The Morality of Nuclear Retaliation” and address issues such as the practical and moral implications of a nuclear exchange with a much smaller nation surrounded by innocent third parties.
Raul Pedrozo’s panel will examine “The Global Fight Against Terrorism: Approaches, Issues and Responses.” The International Law professor’s lecture on “Nuclear Counter-Proliferation at Sea” will discuss the current international counter-proliferation regime that applies at sea—including United Nation’s sanctions against Iran and North Korea, Law of the Sea, Proliferation Security Initiative, and the SUA Convention—identify shortcomings in that regime and recommend ways to strengthen the regime.
The Loyola University Chicago International Law Review is a semiannual journal that focuses on topical issues in both international and comparative law. The journal is directed to students, academics, and practitioners in the legal community, and contributes to the general body of knowledge through articles on important legal and social developments.

By David Reese, Naval War College Public Affairs