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

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.