Lunchtime Seminar by Prof Dan Joyner, University of Alabama

Jan 29 2020 Posted: 14:25 GMT


Lunchtime Seminar

The Current Crisis in Nuclear Arms Control Law


Prof Dan Joyner, University of Alabama

Wed 18 March 2020,

Venue: ICHR seminar room

Time: 1 to 2 pm

There is a crisis in modern nuclear arms control law. With the demise of the 1987 INF and the uncertainty surrounding extension of the 2010 New START treaty, there is a real danger that, as of 6 February 2021, there will be no bilaterally agreed international legal limits on either the U.S. or Russia’s stockpiling and fielding of nuclear weapons and delivery systems. In this lecture, Professor Joyner will discuss and contextualize this crisis, consider its implications, and explain how the recently adopted Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons fits into it.

Dan Joyner is the Elton B. Stephens Professor of Law at the University of Alabama School of Law.  He writes primarily on international nuclear energy and nuclear weapons law. He has written three monographs: International Law and the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (OUP 2009), Interpreting the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (OUP 2011), and Iran’s Nuclear Program: From Confrontation to Accord (OUP 2016).  He is currently writing a fourth monograph entitled The Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons in its Context within Modern International Nuclear Weapons Law (OUP, anticipated 2021).