2006 Archive


CONFERENCE: The Oceans in the Nuclear Age: Legacies and Risks

On February 10 and 11, alumni are invited to attend the 2006 Law of the Sea Institute (LOSI) conference, The Oceans in the Nuclear Age: Legacies and Risks, addressing the many ways in which the last 60 years of the nuclear age have affected the oceans, changed the ocean legal regime, and posed continuing policy challenges both in terms of the legacies of past activities and the risks associated with continuing or contemplated activities. Thirty scholars from nations around the world will explore topics ranging from the legacy of the dumping of nuclear wastes off the Russian Arctic coast to the present shipping of nuclear fuel around the globe, and from the legacies of oceanic testing of nuclear weapons to the possible burial of high-level radioactive wastes in the deep seabed. LOSI is housed at Boalt Hall and co-directed by Professors David D. Caron and Harry N. Scheiber. 1/31/2006