Dean of the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University
Con to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"It seems to me when the basis for why we were going in and why we were asking the UN to authorize what we were doing was we were saying there are weapons of mass destruction. It is not an imminent threat but if we don't act now, we're going to be in big trouble. And other countries said -- I think in retrospect with some justification -- well are you sure of your intelligence and why don't we send the inspectors back in and why don't we adopt a much more rigorous regime. And for them -- for us then to go in and discover that there really wasn't anything, it essentially -- it certainly hurt our credibility but it -- it meant why didn't we wait. Why couldn't we have waited a little bit longer?"
"The Best Defense," Uncommon Knowledge, Hoover Institute, May 26, 2005
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:
Dean, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University
President, American Society of International Law
Founder and Faculty Director, Princeton Colloquium on International Affairs
Invited Lecturer, Hague Academy of International Law, Millennial Lectures, Summer 2000
Invited Lecturer, Nordic Academy of International Law, Summer 2000
Allen Chair Professor, T.C. Williams School of Law, University of Richmond, 1994
Russell Baker Scholar, University of Chicago Law School, 1990
Recipient, Francis Deak Prize, awarded by the American Journal of International Law for "International Law and International Relations Theory: A Dual Agenda" (prize shared with Steven Ratner), 1994
Recipient, Francis Deak Prize, awarded by the American Journal of International Law for "The Alien Tort Statute and Judiciary Act of 1789: A Badge of Honor," 1990
Recipient, Certificate of Distinction in Teaching, Harvard-Danforth Center for Teaching and Learning, 1984
Recipient, Princeton University Daniel M. Sachs Memorial Scholarship (for two years of study at Oxford University) Phi Beta Kappa, 1980
Recipient, Woodrow Wilson School R.W. van de Velde Award, 1979
PhD, International Relations, Oxford University, 1992
JD, Harvard Law School, 1985
MA, International Relations, Oxford University, 1982