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Major John C. Dehn escorts Cadets on a War Crimes Staff Ride to Europe.
Major John C. Dehn
Assistant Professor,
Department of Law

"Teaching these especially bright young people keeps me on my toes and makes for fantastic classroom discussions that I sometimes never envisioned when preparing the lesson."

Major Dehn has taught at West Point for three years. His primary responsibility is International Law. He also teaches the core course in Constitutional and Military Law and serves as an Honors Thesis advisor.

Leading four cadets on the War Crimes Staff Ride in Europe in May 2010 enabled even deeper discussion about international law. The future Army officers could more closely feel the effect of war crimes both during and after a conflict—and the importance of suppressing and punishing violations.

Major Dehn's research interests include international criminal law and constitutional rights of public enemies in armed conflict. In fall 2010, he will be a Distinguished Visiting Lecturer at Hamilton College, teaching a class on War Powers.