Orde Kittrie

Professor of Law
Faculty Fellow, Center for Law, Science & Innovation
Faculty Fellow, Center for Law and Global Affairs

Orde Félix Kittrie’s teaching and research focus on international law (especially nonproliferation and sanctions) and criminal law.

Professor Kittrie was named 2006-2007 Centennial Professor of the Year at ASU, a university-wide award honoring outstanding teaching inside and outside the classroom. He was also named by Hispanic Outlook on Higher Education as one of the United States’ four most notable Hispanic professors of international law.

Professor Kittrie has testified on nonproliferation issues before both the U.S. Senate and House and recently served as one of 12 members of a special Congressionally-created committee to make recommendations on how to better prevent the proliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons. A Mexican-American, Professor Kittrie is active in the Latino community. Prior to joining the College, he served at the U.S. State Department where, as its lead nuclear affairs attorney, he negotiated five U.S.-Russia nuclear agreements and a U.N. treaty to combat nuclear terrorism. In other assignments, Professor Kittrie directed the Office of International Anti-Crime Programs and was Special Assistant to the Under Secretary for Economics and Business Affairs.

Selected Works

Averting Catastrophe: Why the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty is Losing its Deterrence Capacity and How to Restore It, 28 Mich. J. Int’l L. 337 (2007).

Federalism, Deportation and Crime Victims Afraid to Call the Police, 91 Iowa L. Rev. 1449 (2006).

More Process Than Peace: Legitimacy, Compliance, and the Oslo Accords, 101 Mich. L. Rev. 1661 (2003). (book review)



Assistant: Deborah Relph

Curriculum Vitae

B.A. Yale University (1986)

J.D. University of Michigan (1992)