Tom Dannenbaum, Politics

Patently Aggressive War, Mass Atrocity, and the Duty to Disobey

Wed, 02/29/2012
Noon, 438 Robertson Hall
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Graduate Students

Our next LEGS seminar will be on Wednesday, February 29, when Tom Dannenbaum will present "Patently Aggressive War, Mass Atrocity, and the Duty to Disobey."

Tom Dannenbaum is a PhD candidate in the Department of Politics. Tom received his JD from Yale Law School in 2010 and is a member of the New York Bar. His dissertation examines the implications for just war theory of demanding respect for the moral integrity of soldiers. The dissertation argues that participation in even just wars places a severe moral burden on soldiers and asks how we can make sense of this problem and what tools of law and policy we might use to address it. Tom's broader research interests include international and comparative law, the law of armed conflict, transitional justice, and human rights.

LEGS, or "Law-Engaged Graduate Students," meets during the academic year to discuss a work in progress by one of our Graduate Associates. Academic papers, dissertation proposals, and dissertation chapters have been presented at these meetings, to an audience of fellow graduate students.