As Americans we are raised to believe that war crimes are terrible offenses committed by “lesser nations” and rogue dictators. As Americans it is OUR responsibility to use our military might to rid the world of those who commit war crimes. We are ethical and we adhere to the “rule of the law.” But what if that was only partially true? This course will explore American war crimes. We will review multiple conflicts throughout our history and examine where and when America has committed the very same atrocities we believe others are only capable of. The class will be led by Jim Johnson, an adjunct political science professor and attorney.
This course will examine three distinct aspects of a topic which has risen to higher levels in the common discourse: income inequality. The first session will define income inequality and examine the degree to which it exists in the United States. What are the causes? Why is it a problem? Session two will examine the historical legacy of societies which have experienced income inequality and done nothing about it (spoiler alert: it is not a pretty outcome). Session three will explore possible manners in which the United States could address income inequality. What solutions exist? The class will be led by Jim Johnson, an adjunct political science professor and attorney.