College of Law Professor Barry Kellman has been named Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Public International Law to Lund University in Sweden. Kellman was selected for one of the most prestigious Fulbright appointments, with only two such positions awarded worldwide. Fulbright is the U.S. government’s premiere international educational exchange program.
Kellman, who also directs the College of Law’s International Weapons Control Center, will teach and lecture in the areas of public international law, international criminal law and weapons control. He also will present three public lectures to the Lund University community during his semester-long appointment that begins January 2014.
“I look forward to the opportunity to present my ideas and interact with students and faculty at Lund University,” said Kellman, who received a Fulbright Lecturer Award to Fudan University in Shanghai China in 1986. “International law was founded four centuries ago to reduce the horror of warfare. Threats of mass violence have changed drastically, yet understanding the legal principles and mechanisms that support global peace and security has never been more imperative.”
Kellman is a known authority on issues of global weapons control and security and has worked closely with entities such as the United Nations, the U.S. government, and the European Union. His scholarship has focused on areas such as weapons of mass destruction proliferation and terrorism, biological terrorism, Middle East arms control and nuclear nonproliferation. He is the author of BIOVIOLENCE—PREVENTING BIOLOGICAL TERROR AND CRIME, which presents a comprehensive strategy for averting intentional infliction of disease. He also has written reports on topics related to biological and chemical threats on behalf of the U.S. and has organized more than 20 major international workshops on biological security policy.