Robert W. Behrman

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Robert W. Behrman, is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Marshall University. He specializes in American Government, Public Administration, and Political Behavior. Dr. Behrman is also the Principal University Prelaw Advisor.

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Background

Dr. Behrman participated in the Marshall University Civil Liberties Union civil liberties education forum in February 2004 to provide expertise in Constitutional law.

In September 2002, Behrman provided a column for the Marshall Parthenon (the university's newspaper) amidst the leadup to the 2003 Iraq War. In it, he argued that since the United States had signed the Kellogg-Briand Pact of 1928, and Iraq had not threatened or attacked the U.S., any invasion would constitute a war of aggression. Further, since planning or preparing a war of aggression is a crime under international law, Dr. Behrman concluded that Article II, Section 4 of the United States Constitution would require that many senior officials be removed from office.

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Dr. Behrman currently teaches the following classes at Marshall:

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“The United States has a tradition of responding to attacks but we don't have much of a tradition of going out and starting major wars with other countries.” - Herald Dispatch, 1/26/03. [Link (http://www.herald-dispatch.com./2003/January/26/LNspot.htm)]

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