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Professor Stephen Griffin, expert on war powers, speaks at invitational conference at US Department of State

October 04, 2010

Stephen Griffin, who holds the Rutledge C. Clement Professorship of Constitutional Law at Tulane, and who recently concluded a year as Interim Dean, spoke on Thursday, September 30th at a unique conference on "The American Experience in Southeast Asia, 1946-1975" at the US Department of State.  The conference was convened to honor the Office of the Historian of the Department of State for its completion of the volumes on Vietnam in the Foreign Relations of the United States series.  The attendees were welcomed by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, and principal speakers included former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Ambassadors Richard Holbrooke and John Negroponte, as well as distinguished historians of the war.  Tulane's Professor Griffin was the only legal academic invited to participate, speaking on the subject "The Legal Justification for the Vietnam War: Backwards and Forwards with Nicholas deB. Katzenbach."


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