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Listen: Professor’s year in Baghdad leads to unique course about the war in Iraq

Jan. 27, 2010, 3:21 PM


Last fall Vanderbilt students had the rare opportunity in an interdisciplinary class called “The War in Iraq” to take an in-depth look at the facts on the ground in Iraq between 2003 and the present. Humanities 161 was co-taught by political scientist Katherine Carroll and Mike Newton, professor of the practice of law. The focus was on the U.S. military and its response to a variety of challenges it has faced in Iraq. The course grew out of Carroll’s year in Baghdad as an embedded professor with the U.S. Army.