Larry May

  • Emeriti faculty members at Vanderbilt's 2017 Commencement ceremony in Memorial Gym. (Joe Howell/Vanderbilt)

    Vanderbilt University honors 32 as emeriti faculty

    Thirty-two retiring faculty members were recognized during Vanderbilt’s Commencement ceremony May 12, when the university honored their years of service and bestowed on them the title of emeritus or emerita faculty. Read More

    May 12, 2017

  • Proportionality in International Law book cover

    Forum on proportionality and conflict is Feb. 19 at Vanderbilt

    The authors of the new book Proportionality in International Law will join three other experts for a discussion about some of the hard realities inherent in modern conflict. Read More

    Feb 4, 2014

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    Larry May: “Can War Be Justified?”

    Watch “Can War Be Justified?” a lecture by Larry May, W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy and professor of law. Larry May’s talk offers an introduction to a range of questions on the morality of war. He addresses such questions as: Is the killing of… Read More

    Mar 15, 2013

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    Listen: Join philosophical conversation at Vanderbilt Berry Lectures

    Thought-provoking questions about the morality of war, treatment of others and obligations toward the dead will be explored during the 2013 Berry Lectures in Public Philosophy at Vanderbilt University. Read More

    Mar 4, 2013

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    New group of faculty endowed chairs celebrated

    Ten of Vanderbilt’s new endowed chairs were praised as leaders in their fields and on campus during a Sept. 26 ceremony at the Student Life Center. Read More

    Sep 28, 2011

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    James Bradford (Vanderbilt University) James Bradford, dean of the Owen Graduate School of Management, has been named to the board of directors of Cracker Barrel Old Country Store. Vanderbilt’s Department of Mathematics is headquarters to Constructive Approximation, an internationally recognized mathematics journal recently ranked 10th out of 277 journals… Read More

    Sep 1, 2011

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    Due process is human right, new book argues

    No one in the world should be detained without due process of law, and an international legal body should be created to ensure the right, says Vanderbilt University professor Larry May. Larry May (John Russell/Vanderbilt) May, the W. Alton Jones Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt, has traced… Read More

    Jul 20, 2011