Canadian Research Chair in International Law and Politics at the University of British Columbia
Con to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"The absence of any discovery of weapons of mass destruction indicates that the U.S. and the United Kingdom took far too much of a risk with the U.N. and the international legal system. They subjected the Security Council to that profound disagreement – that rupture among the permanent members – when there was no immediate need to do so. What we now know in retrospect is that the president and Prime Minister Blair were playing fast and loose with an institution that has served the international community very well for 58 years. And so the absence of any weapons of mass destruction discredits their policy positions."
Experts Individuals with PhD's, JD's, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to the US - Iraq conflict. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to the US - Iraq conflict.
Involvement and Affiliations:
Canadian Research Chair, Global Politics and International Law, University of British Columbia, 2004-present
Member, Board of Directors: Canadian Council on International Law, British Columbia Civil Liberties Association, and Rideau Institute on International Affairs
Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law, 2003-2004
Associate Professor, Duke University School of Law, 2003-2004
Director, Center for Canadian Studies, Duke University, 2003-2004
Director, JD/LLM Program in International and Comparative Law, Duke Law School, 1999-2004
Junior Research Fellow, Jesus College, Oxford University, 1996-1999
Visiting Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law, Heidelberg, Germany, 1996-1998 (summers only)
DPhil, Jesus College, Oxford University, 1996
PhD, Queens' College, Cambridge University, 1996
BCL (Bachelor of Civil Law), Droit Civil du Quebec, McGill University, 1992
LLB, English Canadian Common Law, McGill University, 1992
BA, Political Studies and English Literature, University of Saskatchewan, 1988