UGA School of Law to host energy security conference

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Writer: Cindy H. Rice, 706/542-5172, cindyh@uga.edu
Contact: Halley E. Espy, 404/861-5768, hespy12@uga.edu

Athens, Ga. - The University of Georgia School of Law's Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law will host a daylong conference on international energy security on Feb. 3 in the Larry Walker Room of Dean Rusk Hall on North Campus. Beginning at 8:30 a.m., the event is free and open to the public.

Titled "Striking the Right Balance: Energy Security in International Law," the conference will address international energy governance issues, regulatory law in the renewable energy sector, nuclear safety law and nuclear waste legal regimes post Fukushima.

Discussing these topics will be a mix of policymakers, academics and practitioners representing U.S. and foreign perspectives. Commissioner William C. Ostendorff of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission will deliver the keynote address.

"Energy security is a complex, multi-faceted and pressing legal issue that encompasses a range of economic and security interests," third-year law student and conference organizer Halley E. Espy said. "Through the conference dialogue, the Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law hopes to achieve a better sense of what the right balance is in managing the competing concerns that fall under the umbrella of energy security and how to best move forward for effective international cooperation on energy issues."

To register for lunch, see http://law.uga.edu/gjicl-conference and complete the online form by Jan. 31. This event is co-sponsored by the school's Dean Rusk Center for International Law and Policy.

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