Mar. 16, 2003—To justify military action without Security Council approval, the president invoked the doctrine of "pre-emptive" self-defense. In doing so, he dismissed a centuries-old principle of international law and opened the door to a world of unknown dangers and grave moral challenges. Allison Marsten Danner, Vanderbilt University professor of law, collaborated with George Fisher, Stanford University professor of law, to write the following op-ed.
Mar. 14, 2003—Ebrahim E. I. Moosa presents "Re-Thinking Islam in Modernity" on March 20 and Kanan Makiya presents "The United States and Post-Saddam Iraq" on Wednesday, April 2.
Jan. 27, 2003—President Bushs Jan. 28 State of the Union address is his most important opportunity to date to make the case for going to war with Iraq, according to Thomas Schwartz, a Vanderbilt University expert on U.S. foreign policy and alliance politics.
Racists threats to have federal judge murdered typical of how he operates, says Vanderbilt expert
Jan. 9, 2003—Matthew Hale, arrested and charged yesterday in Chicago with soliciting the murder of federal judge Joan Humphrey Lefkow, is a dangerous man leading a radical, well-established group, according to Carol M. Swain, professor of law and political science at Vanderbilt University.
Dec. 20, 2002—Tennessee would gain significant legislative clout should Sen. Bill Frist become the next majority leader, the powerful post would require a major role change for the heart surgeon.
Oct. 11, 2002— Artur Davis, a Birmingham attorney who ousted a veteran congressman in a race that received national attention because of its connection to Middle Eastern politics, will speak at 4:10 p.m. Oct. 16 at Vanderbilt University on Reviving the Democratic Party in the South: A Progressive Strategy. Davis talk, which is free and open to the public, will be in Wilson Hall, Room 126. A reception will follow.