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Jamie Rowen (FRS '17-'18) Weighs in on Recent Lecture About Nuclear Prohibition Treaty

Jamie Rowen recently responded to the presentation from Richard Moyes, co-founder of the non-profit organization Article 36, as well as member of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, who presented a lecture concerning international weapons law in the Commonwealth Honors College Events Hall on 12/5/17, saying the presentation was very “thought provoking,” and that it was very good for students to hear. Rowen also reflected on the effect of the nuclear prohibition treaty on the movement to remove nuclear weapons from our society. “We should celebrate every achievement,” Rowen said, “but also maintain a self-perspective about what the effects of the treaty are.” The lecture, titled, “Deciding How We Are Allowed to Kill Each Other: Controlling Weapons in International Law,” explored the process in creating the recent Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, a piece of legislation recently passed in the United Nations. Read more about the presentation here.