Use of Force
This seminar will examine international law concerning the use of force. Students will consider the creative possibilities and practical limitations of international law for regulating war and other forms of transnational political violence. Case studies (contemporary and historical) will be examined in conjunction with the topics covered. Self-defense, humanitarian intervention, non-state threats, and the characteristics of use of force in space and cyberspace are some of the topics the class will address, among others. Students will be encouraged to relate legal and interdisciplinary sources in order to better understand the multi-faceted interaction between law and war.
Please note that course organization and content may vary substantially from semester to semester and descriptions are not necessarily professor specific. Please contact the instructor directly if you have particular course-related questions.