Monday, May 19, 2008

ITSSD President Delivers Thought-Provoking Speech at National Defense University - What Do the UNCLOS Experts Have to Say Now??

As the result of the ITSSD's ongoing research concerning the environmental regulatory dimensions of the UN Law of the Sea Convention, ITSSD President Lawrence Kogan was invited to participate in a recently convened conference (May 13-14, 2008) at National Defense University's Center for Technology and National Security Policy.

Information about the conference entitled, Unfrozen Treasures- National Security, Climate Change and the Arctic Frontier, is accessible at: .

Mr. Kogan served on a panel of esteemed national experts entitled, Laws of the Sea: Changing Air Land and Sea Routes ( ). These UNCLOS experts included Ambassador John Norton Moore, Director, National Security Law, Virginia School of Law, University of Virginia; Dr. Jeremy Rabkin, Professor of Law, George Mason University; and CAPT Patrick J. Neher, Director, International and Operational Law Office of the Judge Advocate General, Department of the Navy.

Mr. Kogan had previously served on a panel alongside CAPT Neher on October 17, 2007, at the Reserved Officers Association in Washington, DC. See: US Citizens Seeking Thorough Congressional Review of UNCLOS Win Debate Against US Navy, at: .

In addition to delivering an oral presentation at the NDU, Mr. Kogan also prepared a written powerpoint presentation that is now accessible on the NDU and ITSSD websites, at pp. 168-219, at: ; and .

The National Defense University is the premier center for Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) and is under the direction of the Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff. The University’s main campus is on Fort McNair in Washington, D.C. The Joint Forces Staff College is located in Norfolk, VA. The National Defense University is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.

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