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 February 25, 2016

Nuclear Smuggling

Featuring: Orde Kittrie, J.D. & Louise Shelley, PhD.

Orde Kittrie and Louise Shelley will discuss the findings and conclusions of their research, funded by the MacArthur Foundation, on the trade and smuggling of nuclear materials and the challenge of combatting it.

Orde Kittrie

Orde Kittrie

Louise Shelley, University Professor, Director, Terrorism, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center. Photo by Alexis Glenn/Creative Services/George Mason University

Louise Shelley

Orde F. Kittrie will discuss the challenges and opportunities of combating nuclear trafficking in the wake of the Iran nuclear agreement. He will focus on the pivotal role of criminal middlemen in illicitly diverting sophisticated dual-use material and equipment.

Louise Shelley will discuss the convergence of nuclear smuggling with other transnational organized criminal activity, terrorism, and corruption.



Orde Kittrie is a Professor of Law at Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law, and a Senior Fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. He is the author of Lawfare: Law as a Weapon of War.

Louise Shelley is the Hirst Chair at George Mason University’s School of Policy, Government, and International Affairs, presently an Andrew Carnegie Fellow and Director of the Terrorism, Transnational Crime, and Corruption Center. She is author of Dirty Entanglements: Corruption, Crime, and Terrorism.


Date: Thursday, February 25th, 2015, 12:00-1:30pm

 Location: Room 113, Founders Hall

3351 Fairfax Drive

  Arlington, VA 22201

 (Virginia Square Metro Stop)

Attendees are welcome to bring lunch; beverages will be provided

To RSVP, Please click here or contact Kasey Kinnard at traccc@gmu.edu / 703-993-9757


Nuclear Smuggling Flyer

Nuclear Smuggling Flyer






** Unless otherwise specified, all events are free, open to the public, and are held at Founders Hall, 3351 Fairfax Drive, Arlington, VA 22201 (one block from the Virginia Square Metro Stop). However, seating is limited and reservations are suggested. To secure a seat, please register here, call TraCCC at 703-993-9757 or e-mail us at traccc@gmu.edu. Accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities upon request.