Professor, Politics and Government
Seth Weinberger is a specialist in international relations and security. His research includes examining congressional-executive war powers and reconsidering the laws of war in the armed conflict against ISIS and al Qaeda. He is a regular speaker on international conflict, including topics such as the 2015 Paris Attack, Arab Spring, and War on Terror. Weinberger is author of Restoring the Balance: War Powers in an Age of Terror (Praeger Press, 2010), which provides a policy-based exploration of the question of war powers in the age of international terror. The book, casting the “declare war” clause in a new light, develops an original constitutional interpretation of the appropriate balance between presidential and congressional war powers. Weinberger writes opinion pieces about the terror threat and Congressional politics for The Hill, of Washington D.C., and been quoted by Midweek Politics national radio, Fresh Outlook cable television, and Metro International, of New York. Weinberger also has studied incongruencies between the original intentions of the Founding Fathers and Supreme Court rulings, and the actions of Congress and the president. Published articles include “Enemies Among Us: The Targeted Killing of American Members of al Qaeda and the Need for Congressional Leadership,” in Georgetown Global Security Studies Review (2013) and “Institutional Signals: The Political Dimension of International Competition Law Harmonization” (with Geoffrey A. Manne), in The Antitrust Bulletin. Weinberger teaches courses on international relations, U.S. foreign policy, international security, terrorism, constitutional law, and political philosophy.