On October 21, 2009 the name of the Institute for International Law and Politics was changed to the Institute for Law, Science and Global Security. Dr. Catherine Lotrionte, Director, looks forward to the continued work that the Institute supports. We anticipate that the Institute will continue to play an integral part in the support and enhancement of teaching and research at Georgetown in the area of international law and international relations. The Institute will continue to seek to inform the public policy debate about the nature, role and important of international law, domestic law and science in foreign and domestic politics. Please send all emails to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please also change all bookmarks and links to lsgs.georgetown.edu.
The Institute for Law, Science and Global Security was established to promote teaching and research at the nexus of international law and international relations. Recent developments such as intervention in Iraq, Kosovo's declaration of independence, or the treatment of detainees in the ‘War on Terror’ are difficult to assess in the absence of an understanding of legal rules and an appreciation of the ways in which these rules may affect behavior. The Institute hosts a number of events each year. These events bring students together with practitioners, policy makers, and legal scholars in a variety of formats.
The Institute also maintains a governance board that advises the various topics and areas related to the study of international law and international relations.
To learn more about the Institute, its history, related programs and events, please explore this website. For more information about the Institute and the Government M.A. in International Law and Global Security, please contact us here.
New Rankings for International Relations Programs
Foreign Policy Magazine released its latest rankings in its March/April 2009 issue for the top undergraduate, Masters, and Ph.D. programs in international relations. Once again, Georgetown University was in the top tier of each category, and notably ranked #1 for "Top Masters Programs." For more information on the recent rankings, the Georgetown University press release can be viewed here, and the FP article can be accessed here. The Institute for Law, Science and Global Policy and the Government Masters Program in International Law and Global Security are proud to be part of an outstanding community of scholars, practitioners, and students.
The Institute is not currently accepting applications for the Masters Program in International Law & Global Security.
Spotlight Event: International Engagement in Cyberspace
THIRD ANNUAL INTERNATIONAL ENGAGEMENT ON CYBER CONFERENCE: The Institute for International Law, Science and Global Security, in cooperation with the Atlantic Council will host the third annual, "International Engagement on Cyber" conference on April 10, 2013 at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. The 2013 keynote speakers include Ronald K. Noble, Secretary General of INTERPOL, Terry D. Kramer, Ambassador, Head of the US Delegation for the World Conference on International Telecommunications, Dubai, Michael Daniel, Cybersecurity Coordinator, The White House, Eugene Kaspersky, CEO and Co-founder, Kaspersky Lab, and Teresa M. Takai, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Defense. We also have speaking commitments from representatives of the United States, Russia, Estonia, Hungary, Canada, Germany, Israel, the UK, and NATO. For more information, visit the event's webpage. To register, click here.
PAST INTERNATIONAL ENGAGEMENT ON CYBER EVENTS:
On April 10, 2012 the Institute for Law, Science and Global Security hosted its second annual international conference on cybersecurity. Experts from around the world, including domestic and foreign policymakers, private sector leaders and notable scholars came together to share their visions for protecting cyberspace in the face of emerging challenges. For more information and video of the conference, please visit the event page.
Full transcripts of the conference and expert articles on the subject are featured in the forthcoming special edition of the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, which will be available for purchase in October. To view a preview of this special edition journal, click here. For more information on individual articles and how to purchase a copy, please visit the Journal’s website.
If you would like to learn more about March 2011's event, including highlights and full video from the conference, visit our event page.
If you are interested in viewing full transcripts from the 2011 conference as well as portions of expert articles on the subject, as featured in a special issue of Georgetown's Journal of International Affairs, visit the Journal's webpage.
Exploring International Law Blog
- Dialogue with Parliamentarians from Myanmar (Burma), July 1, 3:00PM
- Complete Text: Alberto Mora discussing torture and cruel and inhuman treatment of detainees in Georgetown’s William V. O’Brien Lecture in International Law and Morality
- May 15- Book Launch: Strategic Thinking in 3D: A Guide for National Security, Foreign Policy, and Business Professionals, by Ross Harrison
- There are no upcoming events scheduled at this time.