The Faculty Lounge reviewed Professor John Tehranian’s recent book, Whitewashed: America’s Invisible Middle Eastern Minority. “Anyone interested in critical race theory and the status of Americans of middle Eastern descent (and indeed the difficulties inherent in defining a meaningful concept of ‘Middle Eastern’) might find this book a particularly interesting read.” Read the full review.
The Chicago Tribune published Professor Kyndra Rotunda’s op-ed, entitled “Stop Encouraging Deployed Female Soldiers to Wear Headscarves,” in which she discussed the U.S. military’s policy of “encouraging” female soldiers deployed to Afghanistan to wear Muslim headscarves. In her op-ed, Professor Rotunda addressed the military’s defense of the policy as merely optional. “Anyone who has been
Professor Michael Bazyler spoke at the Armenian Bar Association’s Las Vegas Convention this January. He moderated the discussion of “Legal Remedies, Restitution or Monetary Compensation for the Dispossession of Armenians of pre-Genocide Communal and Private Property in Their Homeland.” Read more about Professor Bazyler’s role in the ArmenBar Conference here.
Professors Kyndra and Ronald Rotunda attended the Iraq Star Benefit on October 4 in Los Angeles. Iraq Star is a non-profit organization that provides reconstructive surgery to service members who have sustained war injuries. More than 40,000 men and women have returned wounded from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Although the army provides prosthetic limbs and
Visiting Assistant Professor Kyndra Rotunda published an op-ed for the Christian Science Monitor entitled, “US soldiers are heroes, not terrorists.” The piece discusses the Department of Homeland Security’s recent declaration that American soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan are at risk of becoming domestic terrorists. Professor Rotunda writes, ” The Homeland Security report is conspicuously
Chapman professors were featured in an article in the Los Angeles Times entitled, “Different approaches for two men at center of ‘torture memo’ controversy.” The article discusses a recent debate between Visiting Chapman Law Professors John Yoo and Dean John Eastman against Professors Katherine Darmer and Lawrence Rosenthal regarding the coercive interrogation tactics that were
Visiting Professor John Yoo was featured in an article in the Orange County Register, entitled “Bush lawyer defends waterboarding in local debate.” The article discusses a recent debate between Chapman Law professors John Yoo, Katherine Darmer, Lawrence Rosenthal and Dean John Eastman regarding the coercive interrogation tactics that were used in the wake of 9/11.
Visiting Professor John Yoo authored an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal entitled, “Obama Made a Rash Decision on GTMO: The president will soon realize that governing involves hard choices.” Professor Yoo writes that while the closure of Guantanamo Bay will please his base President Obama’s actions, ” . . . will also seriously handicap
Professor J. Bazyler was featured in an article in the Armenian Reporter entitled, “The legacies of Vahan Cardashian and Raphael Lemkin celebrated at book presentation.” The piece covers Professor Bazyler’s presentation of his book, Raphael Lemkin’s Dossier on the Armenian Genocide, at an event hosted by the Center for Armenian Remembrance. The article quotes Professor
Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law Richard Falk presented “Debating International law Since 9/11: Principled and Pragmatic Controversies,” at a Chapman Dialogue this Saturday. An audience of close to a hundred attended the event, including Lucy Reed the president of the American Society of International Law (ASIL) and Betsy Andersen, ASIL’s executive director. In addition, dozens