2015 Symposium Schedule, Panel Descriptions, and Presenters
This is Not a Drill: Confronting Legal Issues in the Wake of International Disasters
Vanderbilt University Law School
February 13, 2015
8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
9:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Dean Kevin Stack, Vanderbilt University Law School
9:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
Dr. Eduardo Valencia-Ospina
10:30 a.m. – 11:45 p.m.
Panel #1 ILC Draft
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Responses to International Disasters
1:15 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Panel #2 Disaster Assistance
2:30 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Panel #3 Environmental Effects
4:00 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Eduardo Valencia-Ospina, Special Rapporteur, International Law Commission for the United Nations
ILC Draft Panel:
Moderator: David Fisher
Elizabeth Katchka, Chief of Staff for Legal Policy, Office of the Chief Counsel, Federal Emergency Management Agency
Michael Cooper, Managing Director, The Ploughshare Group, LLC
Arnold Pronto, Senior Legal Officer United Nations, Office of Legal Affairs
Responses to International Disasters Panel:
Moderator: Michael Newton
Kirsten Bookmiller, Professor, Department of Government and Political Affairs and
International Studies Program, Millersville University of Pennsylvania
Nathan Clark, Faculty of Law, Centre for International Law and Justice, University of Copenhagen
Anastasia Telesetsky, Associate Professor of Law, University of Idaho College of Law
Disaster Assistance/Response Panel/Right to Assistance:
Moderator: Ingrid Wuerth
Chris Rassi, Senior Legal Officer, International Federation of Red Cross
Michael Newton, Professor of Law, Vanderbilt University Law School
Giulio Bartolini, Associate Professor, Department of Law, Roma Tre University
Environmental Panel/ Responses after Fukushima:
Moderator: Jim Rossi
Emily Hammond, Professor of Law, George Washington University
Lincoln Davies, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs, University of Utah
Dave Lochbaum, Director, Nuclear Safety Project
Joseph Tomain, Dean Emeritus and Professor of Law, University of Cincinnati