Mark R. Shulman

BA, Yale University. MS, Oxford University; PhD, University of California-Berkeley; JD, Columbia University. Served as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Transnational Law and received the Berger Prize for International Law at Columbia; assistant dean for Graduate Programs & International Affairs, Pace Law School; directed the Worldwide Security Program at the EastWest Institute; practiced law at Debevoise & Plimpton until 2003; member of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York; chairs the Committee on International Human Rights; serves on the Council on International Affairs and the Task Force on National Security and the Rule of Law. Taught the laws of war and war crimes tribunals at Columbia Law School and military history at Yale, the Air War College, and at Columbia (SIPA); has published widely in the fields of history, law, and international affairs. Books include: The Laws of War: Constraints on Warfare in the Western World (1994), Navalism and the Emergence of American Sea Power (1995), An Admiral’s Yarn (1999), and The Imperial Presidency and the Consequences of 9/11 (2007). Articles have appeared in the Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, Journal of National Security Law & Policy, Fordham Law Review, Houston Journal of International Law, Journal of Military History, and Intelligence and National Security. SLC, 2009–

Undergraduate discipline: History

Courses taught in History

Courses from previous years

  • The Contemporary Practice of International Law
  • The Evolution of Humanitarian Law and Human Rights

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