James Larry Taulbee

Associate Professor Emeritus

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Department of Political Science

Emory University
1555 Dickey Drive

Atlanta, Georgia 30322


  • Ph.D., The Johns Hopkins University, 1970
  • B.A., Purdue University, 1964


Specialization: international relations, international law and organization, international security policy. His written work has addressed questions relating to the legal control of terrorism, the use of mercenaries, the effectiveness of human rights initiatives, the International Criminal Court and the utility of non- conventional defense strategies. He served as a member of the Security Subcommittee on Intelligence and Terrorism for the Atlanta Olympic Games. He is currently working on a longer manuscript which addresses the use of mercenaries in contemporary conflicts. Publications include: "A Call to Arms Refused: The United States and the International Criminal Court," Emory International Law Review 13:2 (Winter 1999); "The Mercenary Option: An Apologia for Carthage," The Journal of Military and Naval History 9:1 (April 1999); "Mercenaries and Citizens: A Comparison of the Armies of Carthage and Rome," Small Wars and Insurgencies 9:3 (Winter 1998); "Reflections on the Mercenary Option," Smalls Wars and Insurgencies 9:2 (Fall 1998).