Boston Review: Counterinsurgency’s Comeback: Can a colonialist strategy be reinvented?

Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought Professor Nasser Hussain penned this lengthy piece about modern counterinsurgencies.

What to Do About Gitmo

Who Knows: LJST Professor Nasser Hussain on Guantanamo Bay and Detainee Rights

June 15, 2009

On his second day in office, President Obama signed an executive order committing to close the U.S. military detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, by January 2010 and to review the legal status of the “enemy combatants” detained there. It was a development closely followed by Amherst’s Nasser Hussain, associate professor of law, jurisprudence and social thought, who has spent years writing about the writ of habeas corpus (the judicial mandate requiring that prisoners be brought before the court to determine whether the government has the right to continue detaining them) and the use of emergency powers. He spoke with Public Affairs’ Caroline Hanna recently about his work and the new administration’s policy on detainee treatment.

Amherst Professor Nasser Hussain Considers Law and Emergency in New Book

September 30, 2003Director of Media Relations413/542-8417

Nasser Hussain To Give Lazerowitz Lecture at Amherst College April 12

Amherst College Professors Nasser Hussain and Austin Sarat Consider “The Literary Life of Clemency” in TriQuarterly

August 16, 2006 Director of Media Relations413/542-8417AMHERST, Mass.—Nasser Hussain, assistant professor of law, jurisprudence and social thought, and Austin Sarat, the William Nelson Cromwell Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Science at Amherst College, have written an essay titled “The Literary Life of Clemency: Pardon Tales in the Contemporary United States” in TriQuarterly 124, the most recent issue of the international journal of writing, art and cultural inquiry published at Northwestern University.

“Guantanamo: How Should We Respond?” Teach-In at Amherst College Oct. 5