David Laitin, PhD Biography
||James T. Watkins IV and Elise V. Watkins Professor of Political Science at Stanford University
||None Found to the question "Should the US Have Attacked Iraq?"
"...[T]he American-led occupation of Iraq has failed. It has brought neither security nor democracy. This reality let the Iraq study group to recommend a strategy that could only be interpreted as retreat with dignity. The so-called 'surge' that's bandied about by administration circles today can postpone facing this reality perhaps for a few months, but there's the reality that the administration cannot for long ignore. The Bush team will be compelled -- and I believe it will be this year -- to negotiate the terms of an honorable retreat."
"Brand New Thinking for America: A Discussion with David Laitin and Eric Foner," Jan. 9, 2007
|Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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:
||James T. Watkins IV and Elise V. Watkins Professor, Political Science, Stanford University, 2003-present
Professor, Political Science, Stanford University, 1999-present
Fellow, Russell Sage Foundation, 2003-2004
Fellow, Center for the Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, 1999-2000
The William R. Kenan Jr. Professor, Political Science, University of Chicago, 1992-1998
Professor, Political Science and Director of the Center for the Study of Politics, History and Culture, University of Chicago, 1987-1998
Gregory M. Luebbert Memorial Award in Comparative Politics recipient from the American Political Science Association, 1997
The Heinz Eulau Award recipient from the American Political Science Association, 1997
Listed in Who’s Who in the United States (1996)
Mattei Dogan Award recipient from the Society for Comparative Research
||PhD, Political Science, University of California, Berkeley, 1974
MA, Political Science, University of California, Berkeley, 1968
BA, Swarthmore College, 1967