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About Barry Kellman

Barry Kellman is a professor of law at DePaul University College of Law, currently teaching: International Criminal Law; Environmental Law; International Law of Peace and Security; International Environmental Justice; and The Law of Antiterrorism. He was the 2014 Fulbright Distinguished Chair in Public International Law at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute, Lund University, Sweden.
Professor Kellman works on the law of weapons and international security, focusing for 25 years on the control and eradication of chemical, biological, nuclear and conventional weapons. He has served as:
  • Senior Advisor to the Interpol Program on Prevention of Bioterrorism (2004-09) 
  • Legal Advisor to the National Commission on Terrorism (1999-2000) 
  • Legal Advisor to the National Academy of Sciences Panel on Standards and Practices To Prevent Destructive Application of Advanced Biotechnology (2003-04) 
  • Weapons Control Specialists, Group of Experts for Establishing A Secure Zone of Weapons of Mass Destruction in The Middle East (1995-99) 
  • Chair, Group of Legal Experts, Legal Issues Concerning the Chemical Weapons Convention and The Convention’s National Implementation (1992)
Professor Kellman has consulted for the U.S. Departments of State, Defense, Energy and Homeland Security. He has organized 20 major international workshops on matters of weapons control law—many in tandem with the United Nations and Interpol—including the 2002 Airlie House Workshop which developed the concept of bio-criminalization, and the 2008 Kampala Workshop which issued the Kampala Compact linking the human right to health with security from the violent use of bioscience.


Present Professor of Law, DePaul University DePaul University College of Law



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Major Publications (23)

Monographs (17)