Academic Dean of the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University
Con to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"If the US is soon at war with Iraq, Americans should understand that a compelling strategic rationale is absent. This war would be one the Bush administration chose to fight but did not have to fight. Even if such a war goes well and has positive long-range consequences, it will still have been unnecessary. And if it goes badly whether in the form of high US casualties, significant civilian deaths, a heightened risk of terrorism, or increased hatred of the US in the Arab and Islamic world then its architects will have even more to answer for."
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:
Academic Dean, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, 2002-present
Robert and Renee Belfer Professor of International Affairs, Harvard University's John F. Kennedy School of Government, 1999-present
Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 2005
Resident Associate, Carnegie Endowment for Peace, 1986-87
Finalist, Arthur Ross Book Award for Taming American Power: The Global Response to US Primacy, 2005
Recipient, Hugh E. Nott Prize, "American Primacy: Its Prospects and Pitfalls," 2003
Recipient, Edgar S. Furniss National Security Book Award, 1988
PhD, Political Science, University of California at Berkeley, 1983
MA, Political Science, University of California at Berkeley, 1978
BA, International Relations, Stanford University, 1977