Project on War and Security in Law, Culture, and Society
The Project on War and Security in Law, Culture, and Society unites scholars in law, political science, human rights, and history—as well as other academic disciplines at Emory—to examine war and security from a larger perspective. The project features a law and graduate seminar, a colloquium series, and related programs and courses.
"My goal is to bring new work on war in political science, history, anthropology, cultural studies, and other fields more directly to bear on the study of law and war."
Mary L. DudziakDirector and Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Law
Areas of Expertise: Civil Rights History, Constitutional Law, Constitutional and Legal History, Law and War, Diplomatic History, Foreign Relations Law, Legal History
Laurie BlankClinical Professor of Law
Areas of Expertise: International Humanitarian Law, Law of Armed Conflict, International Criminal Law, National Security Law
Associate Professor, Emory University Department of History
Samuel Candler Dobbs Professor of Political Science
Emory University Department of Political Science
Charles A. Shanor
Professor of Law
Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible
Emory University Candler School of Theology
Spring 2014 Colloquia: What Are We Securing?
American national security culture took a new turn in 2013 as disclosures, leaks, and filibusters drew attention to the extent and nature of American surveillance. Meanwhile, President Obama suggested that someday “peace” should come, bringing with it a recalibration of the national security state. But the American security bureaucracy had become so immense that NSA officials argued that its excesses had been inadvertent, suggesting, perhaps, a surveillance system out of control. And according to reports, the NSA built weaknesses into commercial encryption programs, thereby—in the name of security—undermining computer security. These developments inform the theme of the 2014 workshop series: What are we securing? What is being produced by security policies and practices? The series will approach these questions with an interdisciplinary line-up of scholars working on security in different contexts, different cultures, and different eras.
- January 27, 2014: Polly Price (Law, Emory), Border Security and Public Health
- February 10, 2014: Lisa Stampnitzky (Sociology, Harvard University), How Torture Became Thinkable: Human Rights, Law, and Moral Boundaries from World War II to the War on Terror
- February 24, 2014: James L. Hevia (History, University of Chicago), Securing the Borders of Empire: The Management and Control of the Frontiers of British India
- March 24, 2014: Aziz Huq (Law, University of Chicago), The Social Production of Counter-Terrorism
- April 7, 2014: Elaine Tyler May (History, University of Minnesota), Gimme Shelter: The American Security Obsession
- April 14, 2014: Maribel Morey (History, Clemson University), From Tuskegee to Myrdal: How the Globally-Minded Carnegie Corporation and the Postwar US Federal Government Became Voices for Racial Liberalism
Fall 2013: War Powers Book Series
- Monday, September 30, 2013: Stephen Griffin of Tulane Law School discusses Long Wars and the Constitution (Harvard University Press 2013).
- Monday, November 11, 2013: Mariah Zeisberg of the Department of Political Science at University of Michigan discusses War Powers: The Politics of Constitutional Authority (Princeton University Press 2013).
Spring 2013: Colloquium on War and Security in Law, Culture, and Society
Hosted by the Center for International and Comparative Law
Co-sponsored by the Departments of History and Political Science, Emory University
- January 28, 2013: Mark Drumbl, Washington and Lee Law School, Law, Reimagining Child Soldiers in International Law and Policy
- February 18, 2013: Mary Favret, Indiana University, English, The Necessity of Violence: Suicide and the Soldier, co-sponsored by the Emory Department of English
- February 25, 2013: Rande Kostal, Western Ontario, Legal History, The Destruction of Philosophies: Allied Planning for the Denazification of German Law, 1944–1945
- March 4, 2013: Matthew Payne, Emory University, History, False Activists and True Misery: Local Resistance to the De-Socialization of Cattle in Kazakhstan, 1932–1934
- March 18, 2013: Pamela Scully, Emory University, Department of Women's and Gender Studies, History, Women, and Gender in Truth and Reconciliation Commissions: South Africa and Liberia.
- April 8, 2013: Mary L. Dudziak, Emory University, Law, Drones and Democracy: How Robotic Warfare Undermines Political Checks on the War Power
- April 15, 2013: Judith Miller, Emory University, History, "Cato's Death" in France, 1797: Painting, Violence, and the French Republic after the Terror, co-sponsored by the Vann Seminar in Pre-Modern History. Hosted by Emory University School of Law and the Center for International and Comparative Law; co-sponsored by the Departments of History and Political Science, Emory University
- Counterterrorism Law
- Foreign Relations Law
- Going to War in 20th Century US History
- International Humanitarian Law Clinic
- Seminar on War and Security in Law, Culture, and Society
- Oct. 22, 2012, Inaugural Lecture, "Sherman at Atlanta: The Moral Structure of the Laws of War," by John Fabian Witt, Yale Law School
- Article by Emory Report Staff Writer Kimber Williams»
- Congress Rarely Checks President When Acting as Commander-In-Chief, Dudziak Says in WSJ 09:24
- Ex-Pats Abroad Supported March on Washington 50 Years Ago, Dudziak Writes in New York Times 08:41
- Dudziak Provides Perspective on Anniversary of March on Washington for International Audience 08:31
- Dudziak for CNN: Fisher Ruling Leaves Courts "Outsized Role" in Setting Policy 20:04
- Dudziak's "Law and the Concept of Wartime" Published in ABA Journal 12:35
- Reframe Questions to Find Answers, Dudziak Says 13:2
- Dudziak Opinion Article in New York Times: "Obama's Nixonian Precedent" 08:08