Professor Stephen Gottlieb, who served with the Peace Corps in Iran in the late-60s, appeared on WAMC/Northeast Public Radio's Vox Pop program last week to talk about the 50 th anniversary of the Peace Corps. President John F. Kennedy signed the order that launched the organization on March 1, 1961.
For his weekly commentary on WAMC, Professor Gottlieb also submitted a piece to commemorate the anniversary in which he talked about his own time with the Peace Corps.
"I was in Iran under the Shah, at a university in central Iran, where fertile land once supported a great civilization but had now become a desert," he recalled in the commentary, noting also that he was in Iran during the 1967 Arab-Israeli war.
Professor Gottlieb, Albany Law School's Jay and Ruth Caplan Distinguished Professor of Law, is the author of Morality Imposed: The Rehnquist Court and Liberty in America. He has written or edited several books in the fields of constitutional law and jurisprudence and is also widely known for his work on the Supreme Court, constitutional theory and election campaign law.
At Albany Law School, Professor Gottlieb teaches Constitutional Law, Comparative Constitutional Law, Constitutional Convention of 1787, and U.S. Supreme Court Watch.
Professor Gottlieb's articles have appeared in New York University Law Review, Yale Law & Policy Review, Hastings Law Journal and Boston University Law Review, among many others. He has held chairs for distinguished visitors at Akron, Suffolk, Cleveland-Marshall and Marquette schools of law, and he has also taught at St. Louis University School of Law and West Virginia University College of Law.