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Dean of Law shares Nuclear law expertise at United Nations

June 21, 2019 — 

In May, Dr. Jonathan Black-Branch, Robson Hall’s Dean of Law at the University of Manitoba, shared his expertise on Nuclear Non-proliferation and Disarmament Law at the United Nations in New York. Black-Branch gave a talk as part of a Side Panel event that took place during the United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs’ (UNODA) 2019 Preparatory Committee for the 2020 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Committee.

The Dean’s talk was titled “Weapons and War: The Connection between the NPT–CTBT, Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (1968) and the Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty (1996) in a Changing Nuclear World.”

The Side Event was organized by the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty (CTBT) International Coalition, the University of Manitoba, and the Federation of American Scientists. The audience included ambassadors, former officials, and representatives from a number of non-governmental organizations. Other speakers joining Black-Branch included former UN Under-Secretary General for Disarmament, Ambassador Nobuyasu Abe; Dr. Paul Richards, Special Research Scientist, Columbia University; and Jenifer Mackby, Senior Fellow, Federation of American Scientists.

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