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Program for International Legal Studies to host ‘Restoring Faith in the Nuclear Non-proliferation Regime: Why Treaty Rules Matter,’ April 6

March 29, 2010

DETROIT (March 29, 2010) –  The Wayne State University Law School Program for International Legal Studies and the International Law Students Association are pleased to host "Restoring Faith in the Nuclear Non-proliferation Regime: Why Treaty Rules Matter" at 12:15 p.m. on April 6, 2010 in Room 2103 of the Law School.


Part of the Program’s Winter 2010 Speaker Series, this event will feature Deepti Choubey of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C.


In May 2010, nearly 190 nations will convene at the United Nations in New York for a review conference to assess how well the provisions of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty have been implemented and to chart a path forward. Choubey will discuss whether implementation is feasible or whether weaknesses exist in both the process and substance of the treaty. She will also discuss related Obama Administration initiatives and how, she believes, the administration perceives its role with regard to this issue.


"Controlling the spread of nuclear weapons is one of the Obama Administration's highest foreign policy priorities, and the President's proposals played an important role in his receipt of the Nobel Peace Prize," said Gregory Fox, Wayne Law professor and director of the Program for International Legal Studies. "Deepti Choubey is one of the nation's leading commentators on non-proliferation issues, and so I think we have perfectly matched a critical topic with an insightful speaker. I'm thrilled she will be coming to Wayne Law."


This event is free and open to the public. Lunch will be served. Parking is available in Structure #1 for $4.25 across from the Law School on West Palmer Street.


For more information, please contact Holly Hughes at (313) 577-3620 or at Visit Wayne Law’s Program for International Legal Studies online at


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